Media Violence Essay

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In December 2011, one of two plotting teenagers from Roy High School in Utah visited Columbine to interview the students who had been through the horrific massacre at Columbine High School in 1999. According to the Los Angeles Times News, the two students from Roy High School were fascinated by the Columbine incident and wanted to create their own version but using a bomb instead of guns (Los Angeles Times, 2012.)

Many American citizens might argue the rise in violence in children and teens is attributed to the amount of violence found in different medias such as, television and video games. According to Macionis, society views violence in television and media as the reason behind high ...view middle of the document...

(1960’s) This decade was viewed as the “end of an age of innocence” in the matter of television and media. With the Kennedy assassination, television showed a change and a growing hostility toward an “oppressive government.” Through media, viewers were exposed to more ground-breaking occurrences like the shuttle launch, The Beatles on the Ed Sullivan Show and the first televised conflict, The Vietnam War (O’Malley, 2004.)

(1970-1980) Television programs began showing couples sleeping together in the same bed and actresses could show their mid-drifts and navels during nighttime sitcoms and shows. One of the more famous children’s show began in the 1970’s and is still continued on present day discussing education, creativity, sharing through the use of puppets. Sesame Street debuted and has since been viewed as an excellent viewing option for young children.

(1990’s) During the 1990’s programming became more risqué with shows such as Friends, Seinfeld and The Simpsons. Cable television had programming that was exempt from standard FCC regulations, which displayed graphic violence, foul language and sex scenes in programs such as Sex In The City, and the Sopranos. With the rise in realistic violence, consumers saw a rise in parental controls on television as well as the Internet. These parental controls allowed parents to limit what type of programming or websites their children were able to view.

(2000’s) Present day television is dominated by Reality TV shows such as Jersey Shore, where one of the stars, Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi was punched in the mouth by a male at a night club in New Jersey. Reality stars from other sitcoms like Real World and Teen Mom 2 frequent the news because of violence and fighting and destroying property.

Media violence is a part of the social category of mental health. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP), “children with behavioral and mental issues are more susceptible to the influence by the violence they see on television and video games,” (2011.) American children watch an average of four hours daily and the effects of the violence viewed on television can make the children become immune or numb to the...

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