Violent Media Is Good For Kids By Gerard Jones

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HW8: Exploration for Paper 4 In his article "Violent Media is Good for Kids," author Gerard Jones claims that violent media, a category that includes video games, has positive aspects. Jones believes, “’creative violence’—head-bonking cartoons, bloody video games, playground karate, toy guns—gives children a tool to master their rage”(Jones para.12). Video games have been played for almost fifty years, and while they have become much more violent in content in the last decade or so, research shows that the adolescent crime rate has actually dropped almost fifty percent since 1995 (Thierer para. 3). This suggests that perhaps violent video games may not have as negative of an impact on children as some suggest and can actually be seen as the
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