Does Violence In The Media Cause Violence On Children?

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Does Violence in the Media Cause Violence in Children? Children are like an empty white paper that can save anything on it. Violence in the media can affect people of all ages, but children will be affected the most and media will control their way of thinking and getting information. Since the early 1960s, research evidence has been accumulating that suggests that exposure to violence on television, movies, video games, cell phones, and on the internet increases the risk of violent behavior on the viewer’s part just as growing up in an environment filled with real violence increases the risk of them behaving violently. “In the current review this research evidence is critically assessed, and the psychological theory that explains why exposure to violence has detrimental effects for both the short run and long run is elaborated on”(Anderson). Finally, the size of the “media violence effect” is compared with some other well-known threats to society to estimate how important a threat it is. Studies show that violence on television does have a big effect on children and the way they think and act. This is true not just for young children. Some studies indicate that watching violence on television can even have effects on adults. Children learn from both experience and social learning. Therefore, when children see violence on television, they have a difficult time in differentiating between what is real and what is make believe and tend to copy what they are seeing. “Moreover,

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