The Negative Effects Of Media Aggression And Violence In The Media

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The Wild One was on of the first films made in America that included violence, vulgar language, and gang violence. The film created many negative responses and created a fear throughout the people that the behavior portrayed in the film would inspire, affect, and influence the action of teenagers. The board believed “that younger members of the audience would find only one message in The Wild One: 'If there were enough hoodlums and they behaved in a menacing way, they could get away with it '”(Preface). This was the first true event of real violence and aggression to show in films. Today there is an ongoing debate that violent media can cause violence and aggression in viewers, however other individuals believe that violence in the media does not cause any violence or aggression. Based on research and multiple different studies, violence in television shows and movies does cause aggression and violence in viewers. “There is no comparison between the effect of smoking on cancer and the effect of television violence on aggression”(Freedman, Jonathan L). The opposing side’s main argument is there is a lack of evidence to support the idea that aggression and violence can be caused through watching violence in TV shows and movies. They claim aggression and violence is not a direct link to tv violence. This is inaccurate because studies have been conducted for over fifty years and the results are remaining the same. A study was done “by an expert panel convened by the U.S.

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