The Effects Of Media Violence On Children Essay

1195 Words Oct 15th, 2015 null Page
Over the decades, the most noticeable event in the social atmosphere is the overabundance of mass media. In this new atmosphere, radio, television, movies, videos, video games, and computer networks have presumed vital roles in our daily lives and has led to consumers to believe that the media has a very powerful influence on mental and physical behavior. Unfortunately, the consequences of one specific component of the mass media exposure has largely negative effects on viewers’ and others’ health. The search for a connection between violence portrayed in the media and actual violent behavior has been the objective of a wide range of mental and criminology research projects. Throughout the world, it has aroused concerns about its potentially harmful effects on children, and researchers have produced a wealth of evidence of possible harm to children. These concerns with this connection are growing especially after explicit events, such as copycat crimes, which perpetrators often attribute to media depictions of similar incidents, and mass murders. There is also increasing evidence that early exposure to media violence is a contributing factor to the development of aggression. Such evidence indicates that children are increasingly becoming heavy media consumers and much of this media contains violent content. With the plethora of research out today, the U.S. Surgeon General made the comment that “…televised violence, indeed, does have an adverse effect on certain members of…

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