The media often influences people to behave in certain ways and this leads them to copy what they have seen or heard in the media. These are commonly referred to as copy-cat incidents. One famous example of imitation is the James Bulger case whereby 2 boys of ten years old murdered a toddler because they had seen this behaviour in violent films. Copy-cat behaviour is not always negative and some people may try to copy the behaviour of entrepreneurs that they have seen on Dragon’s Den. However, the theory of imitation is often criticised as there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that audiences passively accept and copy what they see in the
Though hip-hop is definitely not the only cause, it doesn't help (Monk). With some minor changes in artists' lyrics and music videos, today's youth wouldn't be subjected to negative views of society, but rather the positive side of life (Monk). Hip-hop has a negative effect on today's youth and something must be done about it. I believe rap music is the major cause in provoking violence among teenagers. Teenagers spend between four to five hours a day listening to music and watching music videos (Nasso).
What Turns the Brain Violent? In the essay “Honey I Warped the kids,” Carl M. Cannon uses effective research to make his main points clear and back up his belief that television violence greatly influences kids and teenagers. Such researches include studies, individual stories from police officers, and examples. He begins with examples of how violence occurs more when kids and teenagers watch violence on Television. This is a very effective essay with enough research to back up his argument.
Then, some projects also appeared initially to have important successes in reducing youth gun-violence. The most common response to youth gun violence has often been intended to punish to make sure that people obey a particular law or rule and to prevent aggressive crime control, and ultimately, every costly approach which increases social exclusion and may make a worse situation with it. Thus, if you want to stop gun culture - you need to start to keep the kids- as young as possible- on the right track (BBC News). For example, in Michael Carneal’s case, a 10th grader who watched a movie, ''Basketball Diaries'' (which includes a violent school shooting) killed three girls and injured five other students when he opened fire on a prayer group at Heath High School in West Paducah, Ky., on Dec. 1, 1997( New York Times). Thus, what we have to do is to keep the children to stay away from the violent games and movies, because that is what will have the effect too much on young
In so many ways, teenage sex only has negative results including: pregnancy, sexual transmitted diseases, depression, and many others. Teenagers have a really hard time seeing the big picture in this world and think they know much more than they really do. Keeping teenagers from having sex is a hard task but is really important to keep our teenagers safe and free of negative impact.
There was gang violence as well as drugs being distributed around where Jay Z was from. Jay Z did disappoint me however that he was involved in the drug game. I know that he says he did not try any of the drugs, but just his involvement in this distribution of drugs is a disappointment to me. I never would have guessed this about Jay Z before reading. I do see how he got involved so easily though due to all the peers and their forms of peer pressure from where he was from.
Along with the lifestyle up bring that a juvenile is surrounded by, the neighborhood and the company they keep can lead them down the path of destruction. “Conformity to peer group behavior and pressure may promote deviance. This is particularly likely among young people, where peer pressure may encourage them to adopt forms of deviant behavior (such as truancy and underage drinking) (Explanations for Patterns of Crime, n.d., p. 2). Because of the peer pressure that most teenagers face, committing these acts is a way to gain social
In Luhrmann's adaptation of the play, the film, Luhrmann has make the story more suitable for teenagers. With the action and the violence Luhrmann knows that this is what teenagers respond to and enjoy to watch. In the film Luhrmann makes it more about visual which in this day younger people respond more to watching and listening to the sounds and music reading or hearing just words, even if there's nobody speaking teenagers can still understand the plot with music, costumes, settings and facial expressions. Luhrmann includes some quotes in the film but not all of them, just picking out the most important ones e.g 'O brawling love, O loving hate.' In Shakespeare's time it appears then in Verona it was a patriarchal society, most of the men in Verona didn't believe in woman equality.
The problem with a show like this is it's glorification of the criminal lifestyle. It also made us more comfortable with the idea of gangs and violence because we assume there is a police officer right around the corner with a handgun and a video camera just waiting to protect us. This show was not aired in prime time, it was during the early evening when children could watch as well. Parents would allow their children to watch with them, assuming that they would see that a lifestyle like that is bad. However, I believe that exposing children to these kinds of programs is more damaging than productive.
Today teens across the country have and already been influenced to do bad and dissapointing things. Part of the issue is the influence the world brings upon teens. Media has a lot to do with what the world today and the influence it spreads to teenagers and adults. For example, Music Videos in the Hip Hop world encourage either drugs, sex, or theft. Reality shows on television as well set bad examples such as excessive use of vulgar language causing viewers to think it's 'okay' to do the same.