Gerard Jones, “Violent Media is Good for Kids” shows that letting children, and teens read violent media is not such a big deal. Reading the violent media in a way helps the children and teens. It helps them express themselves in many ways, which also helps them fit into their generation and be themselves in their own way. The essay Gerard Jones put together has a strong argument and a lot of effect to the reader.
The MissRepresentation film is filled with attempts of appealing to public emotions, using violent, offensive and sexual derogatory images for women to appeal to the emotions. From the beginning and all over the entire film the speaker mentions her unborn offspring and her fears for her child growing up in a world that is so discriminating and derogatory to women. She refers to her pregnancy and realizing that her baby would be a girl that the reason to start looking how to make a transformation in the way of how society and the media perceive women. The film is a call to those who have a daughter or want to have a daughter. The aim is that people want to make changes, in the same way it did the narrator, for the future of girls in the United States.
The Gabby Douglas Movie is the story of world famous gymnast Gabby Douglas and how she became an olympic gold medalist. It was made after she became a gold medalist and aired on lifetime in 2014. It starts with her as a small child and shows the struggles one might have to go through to get to that level of competition. It is right around hour long and the rating of the movie is PG.
In the address “Vast Wasteland”, Newton Minow elaborated how television can influence the taste, knowledge, and opinions of all viewers. Minows address elaborates how “The power of instantaneous sight and sound is without precedent in mankind’s history.” (Minow), will have a tremendous amount of responsibility to go with it. Likewise, anything played on television should be to assist in making our nation better instead of advertising bad morals and inappropriate behavior.
Did you hear about the inspiring teenager, Mary Henry, who raised enough money to send 66 girls to school in an underdeveloped country? No? I thought that might be the case. Did you hear about the teenager, Corey Worthington, who hosted an alcohol fueled party that attracted 100s of teens? Of course you did! This is just one example of many where the media purposely chooses to portray teenagers negatively and conveniently forgets to mention the teenagers who do good work in the community. The media stereotypes modern day teenagers as being rebellious, anti-social and trouble makers. Hey Media, believe it or not, not all of us are like that! These stereotypes of teenagers generated by the media are a biased, over exaggeration in order to scare
Scott Andrews, the author of the article, “Smells Like Teen Superheroes”, is also a professor at California State University teaching about the American and American Indian literatures and classes on popular culture. He has also published multiple literary work. In this article, Andrews states that movies and television shows that depict superpowers, magical beings, and instant popularity are altering the American dream in present young adults. The fantasy of being famous, magical, and extraordinary seems to have morphed the previous element, “Work hard and save money” of the American dream into “Get famous right now.” (Andrews).
“On April 20, 1999, two teens went on a shooting spree at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colorado, killing 13 people and wounding more than 20 others before turning their guns on themselves and committing suicide .” Disturbingly, the Columbine gunmen’s inspirations to commit this heinous crime have been linked to the American film known as The Matrix. There are several significant details shared between the Columbine massacre and this popular American film. Most notably, in both the film and the real-life massacre, two gunmen in uniformed black clothing walk casually into a highly populated area of innocent civilians and unleash a spray of bullets on unsuspecting citizens. Although an extreme and tragic example, the similarities between
Technology, the media and institutional power may influence the future directions for Rock and Roll within the next 5 to 10 years. In the 1950s, rock and roll sound and style had challenged cultural authority. The rock music of the 1960s often challenged political authority directly and unambiguously. A future scenario will provide aspects of continuity and aspects of change. The changes will affect the media facilitating access to the text. However the various legal and economic issues are resolved, rock music will certainly be central to 21st-century ways of doing things. Rock, in short, not only reflects (and reflects on) social and cultural change; it is also a social force in its own right.
In the article of Gerard Jones, “Violent Media is Good for Kids” he tries to convince the audience, especially parents, that violent media is good for kids. He explains that violent media can be very beneficial to kids instead of harming them. Gerard Jones uses many literary devices to persuade the audience. He uses his own childhood experiences; he shares how he was, able to overcome his challenges or as Jones states in his article overcome “passivity and loneliness”. He also uses his son to continue to persuade the audience. He shares how his son used superhero’s identities to get through challenges he faced during preschool, kindergarten and first grade years. Other examples he uses is two different girls that also overcame childhood obstacle through violent media.
The film “Moonlight” explores juvenile delinquency, and fosters society to examine the foundations of our juvenile justice system, and to seek for alternate insight behind juvenile crime. It was focused on three stages of Chiron’s life from a juvenile to an adult with the theme of black urban poverty, identity question that is complex by bullying at school because is gay, home life encircled by drug dealers and a broken home. A traumatized teenager who is deprived of support trying to find his position in society which eventually leads up to his delinquency. Especially in marginalized communities where they do not traditionally have access to resources like therapy and they have to figure things out on their own. Moonlight addresses the damage
Media violence has become a controversial topic in the world today. Owing to the rising technology, children are beginning to show increasing violent behaviors. The debates on the effects of media ranging from screen media, video games, and books have a long history. Due to this, there is a speculation over what is the leading cause of the increasing violence in children. Some people argue that there is a relationship between media violence and real-life violence. In contrast, others argue that the entire media violence debate has been mismanaged with inconsistent results to claim that it causes violence. I take the position that media violence has a serious negative social effect on the lives of people, especially children and adolescents.
Nowadays, people spend time watching movies and TV shows more than setting all together having launch. People’s behavior including teenagers the most spend a lot of time on social media and this can change their behavior due to the things that they see. The media in general has a huge impact in our society on teenagers. 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.
Today television plays a big role in many people’s life, especially for children. It is hard to imagine a world without television. Thanks to the development of technology, television is invented, and considered as a great medium that provokes imagination, encourages education, and entertains the children around the world. Television can also be a beefy influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior (Bee, 1998). Besides considering some benefits, some people believe that this telecommunication medium creates many problems to the kids. To attract the audiences, many movies and series have a tendency to contain more uncensored violent scenes. Numerous children spend too much time on watching television each day, and their parents cannot control what kind of TV shows or videos that their sons or daughters are watching. Research reveals that exposure to violent media can result in aggressive attitudes and violent behavior in some children (Dr. Gail Gross). This paper, with the aim of providing parents an overview
In the contemporary living of the humankind in the 21st century, the popular culture plays a vital role in our own lives especially in youth. Hence, we future teachers and all adults must be more acquainted and involved in advancing our critical understanding to everything we read, watch and hear in all sorts of media than the youth to guide them properly in attaining more accurate and holistic knowledge inside or outside the classroom.
As what was mentioned on the three paragraphs above, researches have shown that television changes people’s behavior and how it able to propagandized the society through advertisements. Just like the television, the social media poses negative threats to the society such as cyber-bulling and how it shapes ones idea to have suicidal thoughts and making them believe that suicide is the only way to resolve problems. The radio also plays an important role in shaping the people’s idea. As radios don’t have visual contents, it all depends on how attentive the people are towards the radio as the lack of attentiveness may lead to the wrong information and audience may have different views or ideas about certain things. The researches given in this essay are evidence to show that mass media plays an important role in people’s life and how it able shapes the people’s idea. More research needs to be done to show that there are other factors other than what was mentioned above that could shape ones idea. However, other people may have different opinions about it. I would conclude that even though mass media can influent people’s idea, it all depends on how an individual uses these mediums to shape their