Media violence

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People are effected everyday by the media. The media is everywhere in our daily lives, in television, motion pictures, and radio, influencing what people eat to what people wear. Most people find films, television movies, and video games as an escape from their hectic daily lives. My main question is, how does the media provoke violence, aggressive behavior, and crime in sane people in our society? What I understand from media violence is Americans are being influence by what is shown to them in the television programs and movies. Many people believe that our children may pick up violent behaviors and apply them in their own lives by watching violent movies and video games. In my essay I hope to prove some of my points and ideas are true.

In our society today there is an on going debate on violence in the media. There are many Americans believe that heavy exposure to televised violence is one of the causes of aggressive behavior, crime, and violence in our society. Gibbon pointed out, "In a typical household, the television is on six hours a day  (226). Today in our society television, computer games, and video games are a big part of our daily routine. The heavy exposure to violent media does n... Continue Reading