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Transcript of Media Violence
The Influence of Violence on TV
Began in plays like Romeo and Juliet
Television first showed violence in 1950s
66% of TV shows have violence today
Violence has been around for as long as mankind. Violence is often depicted in literature such as the play by William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet. Over time, our source of entertainment have changed into more technological ways. We have also dramatically increased the amount of violence we show in TV shows, news, video games, music, and other entertainments. Has this affected our youth and the way they view violence?
Saturday morning cartoons
20-25 acts of violence per hour
Compared to prime time
Aggressive acts due to video games
With violent games compared to none (Test)
More aggression with kids who played violent games
Less aggression with kids who didn't play violent games
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Prepares children for adulthood
Can shock kids into fearing violent acts
If not exposed, will be difficult to adjust when older
Can help experience the feelings of violence without hurting anyone or anything
Affects of Media Violence
Children have become less aware of the pain and suffering of others
Kids are becoming more afraid of the world
Children are more aggressive to others
Violence in Media and It's Role in Aggression
Gun violence in movies for adolescence has increased
Gun violence has doubled since the 1950's
Twice in an hour or more gun violence is shown in Pg-13 films
We may decrease violence shown in media, and it might decrease in society, but it is impossible to completely eradicate it. We are influenced by the idea of the violence shown in media, but we do not take direct action and imitate it. However, there is research evidence that kids may become more desensitized to violence, and begin to think that violence is okay. Likewise certain people may be inclined to watch Violence in Media more than others.
Preferences For Violence in Media
Boys that where less aggressive show more aggression after watching a nonviolent program
Aggression in TV programs does not create aggression
Boys who are aggressive have a higher preference to watch violent program's
Boys with high aggression show more aggression after being exposed to a violent program
Violence in Media is a casual risk factor to violence in society
Violence as a social phenomenon is to complex and unclear that it can not be traced to a single source
If violence in media reduces or grows violence in society does not change because violence in media is not a cause for aggression
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