Whether people choose to consume massive amounts of television, or simply witness acts in everyday life, people are constantly tormented and cultivated by their surroundings. The Cultivation Theory takes stakes in everyone’s lives, unknowingly, people accept the terms of this binding contract. Advertisement of violence is constantly surging through the media and tainting perceptions of reality in the minds of both heavy and light viewers. Research over a span of time has provided a reason for this change in perception and found an answer through The Cultivation Theory. While numerous studies have been executed, another remains and will be discussed toward the end of this exploration of the theory.
Introduction Aggressive behaviour in children is a concern for parents, school administrators, and teachers. Aggression in children based on logical reaction due to exposure to violent media content on television or from particular video games. Also, it can be due to exposure to violence at home due to aggressive parenting styles. The research will cover the reasons for aggressive behaviour in the classroom, the impact of bullying in the classroom, the benefit of introducing art therapy to a kindergarten class. ( (Mitrofan et al., 2014) Statement of the problem Safety of children in the classroom is the most critical policy in school.
The article “Do Video Games Kill” written by Karen Sternheimer responds to one of the most sought-after question; are video games the cause for “young killers”? (220) Sternheimer believes the influence of video games on today’s youth maybe spiraling out of control. She focuses most of the blame on the media, politicians and the Juvenile Justice System. Sternheimer suggests that there are other factors to blame for violent behavior: poverty, the neighborhood, unemployment, family violence, divorced parents and mental illness (218). While juvenile crimes have declined, and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be proven that video game violence has no to little effect on America’s youth.
Teenagers in the United States spend about three to four hours per day watching television (Huesmann, 2007) and more than two hours per day playing video games. Probably, teenagers may exposed to the aggressive behavior and may imitated the behavior. A two hour long crime spree has occurred in NY on June 24, 2008, by 6 teenagers. They perpetrated a robbery with violence, several break-ins, and thefts. Finally, they were being caught.
Contextual stressors (e.g., poverty, conflict) may impact development directly or indirectly through disrupted parenting behavior, including high negativity, low warmth, harshness, and exposure to violence.” (Labella, 2018) Family is a major part of life; the impact of family has long term effects. Male aggression and masculinity is taught in early childhood development, and as the children grows into adults, they teach their offspring the same roles, continuing the cycle. Not to mention, as men mature into young adults, violence becomes more prominent compared to women. “Women aged 15 to 44 worldwide are more likely to be killed or maimed because of male violence than because of war, cancer, malaria, and traffic accidents combined. In the US alone, the number of women murdered as a result of domestic violence between 9/11 and 2012 exceeded the number of terrorist victims on that day and all American soldiers subsequently killed in the War on Terror combined.” (Hughes, 2015) Men aim their aggression mainly at women, due to the stereotype of women being weak and dependant on a man.
A problem in “The Veldt” was that they were addicted to technology. According to addiction.com, surveys show that 1.5 to 8 percent of the population is addicted to technology. According to CNN, about 50% of teenagers are addicted to technology. The kids were addicted to the nursery, so they didn’t want to do anything other than play in the nursery. This caused them to act irrationally when their parents suggested turning off the nursery.
“By observing these participants into adulthood, Huesmann and Eron found that the ones who 'd watched a lot of TV violence when they were 8 years old were more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for criminal acts as adults” (“Violence”). Scientists have found out that every person’s reaction depended on how aggressive the person was to begin with. Scientists did a representative study to show how an individual 's level of exposure to violence can affect them. In the study people were shown either violent or non-violent films for four days. “A few days later, they participated in what they thought was an unrelated study of emotions.
Using the current child pornogrphy laws for cases of teenage sexting can land them the sex offender registry next to pedophiles and rapists. Sending children to prison for a decade, or forcing them to register as a sex offender is not protecting them, it’s just hindering their future. The fact that most teenagers have access to phones or other devices means they are extremely likely take, send, or receive a sexually explicit image. Times are changing, and so should these
Behaviors of models and images they see every day, and if a family member was nervous, that is reflected on the child's actions, especially if a parent, a mother or father, as well as watching the child per day from models in the picture animation, and television serials, which are characterized by violence and aggressive, and often mimics these children the negative figures in aggressive behavior. In Fact, In spite of the popular nation that children be punished like adults is rare, nearly 300,000 cases were in the US in 2007. For example, there are a lot of reports that talk about child how be punished like adults on media like newspapers and TV shows, and they are arguing about the child regretting issue, which includes 6.6 million children each year. Moreover, Parents should think about how to keep their children happy and safe. And to keep their children far from the programs which talk about crimes.
About an average of 32 hours and 47 minutes a week only Americans watch TV shows and 58 minutes a week watching things online (Schonfeld, 2012). Each day technology is developing and its becoming a big part of our society and our foreseeable future. A study shows that only 0.4% of the world population used internet in 1995, meanwhile 50.1% of world’s population used internet in 2016 (Internet Growth Statistics). People should be aware of the side effects of media, because teenagers get influenced by the things they watch and this could change the way they behave to certain things. Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way.