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 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.
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.
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.
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. The marvel characters gave Jones’s son the desire of “transforming himself into a bloodthirsty dinosaur to embolden himself for the plunge into preschool” (373).
Gerard Jones states in his article “Violent Media Is Good For Kids” that violence in media has more of a positive effect on one, than negative. The writer's purpose for making this statement was because he believes that violent exposure can give one courage and help boost confidence. The writer supported his argument with some solid facts and great opinions. There is a problem with his thesis because violence can indeed affect children very negatively.
Based on what I have read, on the Counterculture by Ellen Goodman, I agree that the media is sometimes sending the wrong message to children. When kids see things with a famous celebrity or something that they think everyone has. Then they go to their parents and beg them to buy it for them. Parents see what’s best for their children but when they are many things to say no to, it gets a little difficult. I understand this because when I was younger, I used to do it all the time.