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.
Drugs. Murder. Prostitution. These words should never be discussed in a classroom, particularly when they will influence the audience to participate in them. Truman Capote's nonfiction novel, In Cold Blood, discusses all of these horrid issues through the chilling account of the Clutter family murder on November fifteenth, 1959. This novel includes elicit dissuasion of violence and sexual content, not appropriate for a young audience. Although youth should not be sheltered from the evil world around them, In Cold Blood should be banned from instruction in high schools due to its graphic and gruesome portrayal of criminal actions.
Children will always find ways to watch these kind of shows with the type of technology that is available now. Children can watch these type of shows on all type of devices now such as cell phones, I-pads and etc. These children can also view these shows outside the home without the parent’s knowledge. Parents can control the amount of violent television shows by monitoring the programs that their children watch at home and by removing the television out of the child’s room. Also, with today’s technology, televisions now come with parental control and so does other devices. I feel that banning violent television shows goes a little overboard and what about the people who enjoy these types of movies.
Even though TV is quite violent today. We cannot blame youth violence on the media. One’s neighborhood is one of the most significant environments that influences kids. This is because kids learn how to live in this world by who and what is around them. If there is a lot of violence in the area. Kids will think that being a criminal is normal. Mike Males is the author of “Don’t Blame Kids and TV.” He quotes Dominic, a 16-year-old from Brooklyn who has been convicted of armed robbery, as saying, “kids see [violence] on the streets before they see it in the movies” (174). Dominic also refers to his younger sister, claiming that “she don’t have to see it [violence] on TV. She sees it when she plays jump rope” (175). Imagine this quote from a
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). “A power ranger to muscle through a social competition
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.
In the article called “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” by Gerard Jones, a renowned comic- book author, is arguing that violent media can be helpful for children, rather than be overly harmful. Parents aren’t taking the time to really look at how helpful violent content could possibly be for their child. Yet, violence can help children learn how to reach for their own inner power that they may have never been able to find before. Furthermore, children as they grow up may even go towards violence that presents justice, rather than the negative types of violence. With this is learning of positive and negative violence, it can help them later on in their future choices. Also, children often need to experience some traits that go along with violence so that they can conditioning themselves to develop who they are going to become. Corresponding with this idea, thoughts of having powers or even the stories about having powers can help a child learn they can overcome any kinds of conflicts they may face externally or internally in life. Thus, also helps them with gaining dependence with themselves overtime. As well as with “creative violence”, this term that is correlated to the idea of helping children learn how to deal with rage and even be able to control it whenever life becomes challenging. Even though parents still may not see the appealed of letting their children be exposed to violent content due to the fear of them
When we hear the word violence what comes into our mind? For me I always associate violence from movies with fight scenes that show a lot of blood and gore. Although my definition is closely related to the general definition of violence, it’s a bit too specific. From what I researched Violence is characterized as "the utilization of physical force or power, undermined or genuine, against oneself, someone else, or against a gathering or group, which either brings about or has a high probability of bringing about damage, passing, mental mischief, maldevelopment, or hardship", in spite of the fact that the group recognizes that the consideration of "the utilization of force" in its definition develops the ordinary comprehension of the word. (World Health Organization, 2002). Basically violence is when a person does harm to another person, a group or oneself with the intention of inflicting pain or worst an intention to kill. So what does media have to do with any of this? Well a person does not need the media in order to develop a violent behavior, but we must remember that most if not all of us have been exposed to the media from watching movies, playing video games, listening to radio programs and reading books. And we all know that these channels of the media have more or less at one
Overall, television violence has had a substantial negative effect on society and on you. If you are still not convinced, analyze children and how they mimic television shows or listen to people that talk about scary things they seen in movies happen in real life or note things that you do that resembles what you
Those who spend a large sum of time watching television tend to perceive the real world in ways that emulate the repetitive depictions of society on television (2010), at least that’s what cultivation theory predicts. Cultivation theory was conceived by George Gerbner in 1968 when he created the Cultural Indicators Project in order to record the effect television has on it’s viewers. The Cultural Indicators Project’s first study was assigned by Lyndon B. Johnson for the National Commission on the Causes and Prevention of Violence (1986). Johnson formed this assignment to address the violence being carried out in American culture. Consequently, the Johnson administration was extremely interested in the effects television violence had on it’s
There are many studies on media violence and its social effects. Most of the studies have indicated that children who are exposed to media violence are more likely to exhibit violent and aggressive behaviors. As the child observes the violence, he/she is motivated by the fact that the show is enjoyable without realizing the violent behaviors. As a result, they copy and identify the behavior, and this has detrimental effects on their social life. According to Boxer et al., the content of the media has a direct impact on its audiences (420). Moreover, it triggers certain responses regarding attitude and behavior in the audience. Therefore, it is important to filter or rather watch out the king of media violence our children are exposed to at a tender age and as they grow
As a young child begins to mature, the different types of movies he or she may watch will affect how they behave. Violent films, are a prime example of this concept. Studies by George Gerbner, Ph.D., at the University of Pennsylvania, have proven that “children 's TV shows contain about 20 violent acts each hour” which supports the claim that these violent acts can correspond with how a child perceives the world (“Violence on Television” np). Psychological research also have shown that if a infant is exposed to violent movie, they may “...become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others, be more fearful of the world around them, and be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward each other”
Most of the bad effects of video games because of their violence they contain. Thus children who play more violent and dangerous video games are more likely to have increased of aggressive thoughts, behavior, feelings and decreased in prosocial helping. The effect of violence video games in children is worsened by the games’ interactive nature. For the repeated cases of violence in video games, the child is in control of the violence and experiences in his own eye by killing, kicking, stabbing and shooting in games. Too much playing of violent video game will make the kid socially isolated. Some video games teach the children the wrong values. Violent behavior, revenge and aggression are rewarded. These games confuse the children between the reality and fantasy. Some of the major negative effects of playing video games are discussed below:
As television watching increased severely over the past half-century, it also became more violent. In 1969 the National Commission on the causes and prevention of violence indicated that ‘The preponderance of the available research evidence strongly suggests…that violence in television programs can and does have adverse effects upon audiences’ (cited in Berkowitz, 1993, p.199.) Since that time, television violence has increased largely. Research reports in 1970, published that children has seen over 11,000 murders on television by the age of 14. More recent researches and reports have demonstrated that now, the average child sees more than 100,000 violent crimes on television every year and about 200,000 crimes when they reach their teens.
As you know, violent media means TV show or game have violent acts in it. Nowadays, lots of children are recognized for having bad influence by violent media. Children may be more fearful of the world around them, or they more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others (“Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children”). Violence media has appeared in a long time, and it has a great impact on children. For example, the children watched normal shows usually fill full their room with lots of dolls and other toys, but children watched violence shows, they will fill full