Does Media Violence Cause World Violence

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Does Media Violence Cause Real World Violence?

For years we have been using media in everyday life (according to dictionary.com, media is the means of communication, as radio and TV, newspapers, magazines and the internet that reach or influence people widely). Media has become a very large part of our daily life. We find media all over, in our phones, music, computers, billboards, in class, and virtually anywhere else you can think of. In today 's world, we can 't go a day without seeing media. Sometimes the media can be violent, and sometimes that violence can cause children to act violently. In Fact, there have been multiple cases of people acting out in violent ways that have led back to the effect of media violence, people have even died because of others watching violence. One example of that would be the well known case of the Slenderman stabbing where two girls stabbed their friend 19 times to please the fantasy video game character Slenderman. Many teens listen, play and watch violence and say that they don’t feel they have been affected by media violence in any way. In fact, pycholgytoday.com states “the average American child will see 200,000 violent acts and witness 16,000 murders by the age of 18.” This may lead people to ask, if this is true, then why don’t more kids act out in violence? So the question stands, does media violence cause real world violence?
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The first reason that goes along to prove the fact that media violence does cause real world violence is the fact that there is plenty of evidence that proves it has a negative effect on children. Another reason is that some children are more prone to aggressive behavior than others. Finally, children may become “numb” to
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