In “Violent Media is Good for Kids”, Gerard Jones argues that violent media gives good impact for psychology development of the children. This good impact has been implemented to himself and make him a writer as well as his son who transformed bloodthirsty dinosaur into a stimulation to enter preschool; a Power Ranger into self endowment by joining social competition in Kindergarten. He likewise has helped a little girl named Emily who really likes exploding violent action, to have more self-controlled and socially competent by letting her wrote stories and drew comic to express her emotion. From his experiences, he believes that violent entertainment in which people might think it is the trashiest pop culture has its own developmental function.
He was a wimpy, troubled, and Anxious little boy. He wouldn’t tell his parents that Erik was a bully. After a while in the book Paul’s confidence had grown to enrage, determined, and a little bit Fearless. He had new friends at school and his confidence grows when he stands up for Theresa when Joey gives attitude about Theresa walking him around.At the end of the book Paul’s confidence changes dramatically. Paul went from a wimpy, Troubled and Anxious little boy to a Brilliant, Cool, and Fearless boy.
The power of nature is the most influential force in the book because nature teaches Cole about growing up and makes him notice that there are things more powerful than him. For example, in the book after he gets mauled by the bear, he starts to notice what’s around him. The irony in this book is that he never saw what nature was really about, and then when he was ripped apart he couldn’t move and enjoy what he had just discovered. The next theme is Anger, I thought that this was important because the whole story is about a boy who can’t control his anger. Anger isn’t only related to Cole but also his father.
In the book Surviving the Applewhites, written by Stephanie S. Tolan, a boy named Jake, who is an absolute delinquent, and recently burned down a school he was going to, is taken in by a homeschool in Wits End, ran by a creative yet crazy family named The Applewhites. Jake goes through the story meeting and gaining relationships with the whole family, then ultimately discovers he loves to sing, and that he doesn’t have to be a bad person. There are many different themes, but only one main theme. The main theme in Surviving the Applewhites is to always remember the importance of family. This is shown when Jake, an absolute delinquent at the beginning of the story who had no close family to help him be a good kid, met the Applewhites and slowly changed to become a very outgoing, smart, nice kid.
Bridge to Terabithia is a raw, emotionally honest novel about characters who climb up above their weaknesses through emotional strength and unselfishness. Both Jess and Leslie have special needs, her for acceptance from a new school whose students regard her as exotic, and he for athletic recognition to appease a father disgusted by Jess 's true interest, artistic creation. In the forest near their dwellings, the kids create an imaginary country in which their friendship flourishes away from societal prejudice and familial pressure. Terabithia evokes the illusion of the childhood forts, tree houses, or clubs familiar to most readers. Nevertheless, a freak accident that kills Leslie shatters the peace of Terabithia, forcing Jess to seek friendship and understanding in the tangible universe.
Time and again, he wants to make sure his boys are well-liked and popular. For example, when his son Biff confesses to making fun of his math teacher 's lisp, Willy is more concerned with how Billy 's classmates react. Of course, Willy 's version of the American Dream never pans out. Despite his son 's popularity in high school, Biff grows up to be a drifter and a ranch-hand. Willy 's own career falters as his sales ability flat-lines.
The article “High-Jinks: Shoot-Out” by Guy Martin, researches the story of several New York High Schools, participating in an end of year activity that is involved with mediocre violence, made for kids to have some fun with their town, and their classmates. These role playing games are very beneficial for students to participate in, because they teach kids that team work, and extraordinary skills are needed to “survive”. Role playing games with simulated violence are diverting for kids, because they teach and allow kids to be boisterous. The game allows the students to plan, organize, and concoct a plan, for a game that involves nearly the whole city and school. As seniors in highschool prepare for graduation and adulthood, this game gives them the freedom to be kids again.
“Getting to know someone else involves curiosity about where they have come from and who they are.” This quote from Penelope Lively explains how the children got to know Boo Radley throughout the story. During the story the children have a neighbor named Boo Radley and they want to get to know him but they don’t quite know what to think of him. They have heard several different things that he has The relationship between Boo Radley and the children in “To Kill a Mockingbird” changed throughout the story by them being afraid of him, wanting to see him and get to know him and finally becoming “friends” with him. In the beginning of the story the children are afraid of Boo Radley. They hear different things that make him think he is a different person than he really is.
He describes the dog-eat-dog world he grew up in, with the constant need to travel in a posse to attempt to avoid the unavoidable violence and how he knew that was a fear most white children did not have to deal with. From a young age, he was aware of the challenges he would have to face due to the hue of his skin, and this is something he aims to teach his son as well. He tells of the assemblies his school would sit through every year, teaching the children about nonviolence particularity during the civil rights era. Coates finds himself asking why some Americans continue their racist views and violence despite the great improvements that came from the civil rights movement. What he realizes, is that “very few Americans will directly proclaimed that they are in favor of black people being left to the streets.
Cartoons and Animated Movies for Adults Since childhood, kids are introduced to cartoons and animated movies as an entertainment on television. And one thing for sure is that no child can actually resist them, as the children grow up, some outgrow the need to watch cartoons and some don’t. So for the adults who demand cartoons are introduced to adult cartoons which not just entertain them but it also caters the adults sense of humor. If the adults now go and look back at children cartoons they grew up watching, they can see that there were some points at which their childhood cartoon character did something which isn’t meant for a young mind, following are some examples; Showed in the picture above is a snapshot from the show Edd, Ed & Eddy as you can see Edd has a collection of a few magazines which are not for kids below a certain age, this picture tells us how even kids cartoons have some adult references Another adult reference in the show “Johnny Bravo” where a sexual reference is given by a girl being blindfolded in a children’s game This here is something that everyone will get, Rugrats which is only for young kids, Grandpa tells the kids that he’s going to watch something, after they fall asleep. This refers to an adult movie.
From the cartoons we begin idolize the character and want to become more like them an example of a cartoon is SpongeBob because SpongeBob has been running for years and there’s bound to be some kids that idolize and want to be more like SpongeBob. In the end we need to find role models in cartoons that kids can look up to so they don’t become Violent. What type of role model is the best type of role model?
All children are different so it is the parent’s responsibility to determine whether or not their children can handle the different media. Some media critics believe that violent cartoons, video games, movies etc. are good for children. Gerard Jones gives an example in his essay “Violent media is good for kids” which he explains how violent media can be good for children, Jones explains his point by giving an example of his son. Jones tells how he exposed his son to marvel comics which helped him in his kindergarten experience.