Violence in The Media

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Violence in The Media

Advancement of technology has been happening in all aspects of life, from home appliances such as television, children toys, and kitchen appliances such as micro waves. The manufacturing field has also adopted new technology to improve on the type of goods produced and the quality. Many countries have even adopted the use of technology to make weapons and also launch attacks, the United States of America has been known to use drowns to attack what they consider as combatants (Grady, pg 150).

The rise in violent acts among small children has been on the rise in the recent years, there have been cases where children as young as nine have shot felloe classmates. Such incidences have caused a lot of worry in the community thus posing the question what is really responsible for such happenings. In an article in the CNN website written by Sasha Emmons, in parenting.com the author blames the media for the rise of violent acts in small children (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/21/living/parenting-kids-violence-media).

According to Sasha the media has contributed a lot to the rise of violent acts in children, she argues her reason based on a research that established “Ninety percent of movies, 68% of video games, and 60% of TV shows show some depictions of violence,” Most movies always have the bad guy and the good guy and most children always take the side of either (http://www.cnn.com/2013/02/21/living/parenting-kids-violence-media)..  “With both preschool and school-aged children, studies have found that they are more likely to imitate the violence they see on screen if someone they see as a ‘good guy’ is using the violence to solve a problem, especially if there are no realistic consequences for the violence.”Violence in the media has also been known to have other effects on children, such as fear “With toddlers and preschool-aged children, everything can seem much more immediate — and so seeing violence on TV can leave them feeling like their world is a scary place, where things like .............


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