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 not make us all violent people. Studies have been performed for years on media violence. Researchers believe, on the whole, that violence at least causes aggression in some viewers or provokes ideas on various types of crime. One such study performed by the "Associated Press Media released in 1990 showed that 80 percent of Americans objected to the amount of foul language in motion pictures; 82 percent objected to the amount of violence, Medved wrote (212).
I believe a small number of people are affected by media violence that affects their aggressive behavior, even though it is not very large, it does exist to some extent. People who are mentally unstable and the ones that can't ... Continue Reading