The Impact Of Media Violence In The Media?

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Have you ever seen a little kid dressed up as a superhero pretending to fly around and fight “bad guys.” Or maybe you’ve seen children chasing each other around with Nerf guns shooting each other will little foam bullets as they laughed and played? When looking at this on the surface, these games just look like acceptable average things for a young kid to do. While this might be “acceptable” and “average” for a kid to do in America, some people are doomed with the misfortune of having to actually go around and shoot people against their will. In TV shows and media in the U.S.A., they depict this same kind of violence as comedy. While this seems like a sick way to make people laugh, it is the reality. Young children are exposed to shows that influence their adolescent mind into thinking that violence is just a way of life, causing them to become aggressive, apathetic, and even harmful to others in the future. Violence is definitely not a new issue in our world, but it’s becoming a bigger and bigger problem in society today. According to studies in the article, “The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions”, 99% of Americans have a TV in their home and that the average child watches 28 hours of TV or other media sources per week. That’s more time than the child is in school every week! It also stated that by the time a person reaches the age of 18, they have witnessed 200,000 acts of violence with more than 16,000
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