response on media violence krieg

response on media violence krieg - argues that it is absurd...

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Response to Media Violence In Jonathan L Freedman’s article, “Villain or Scapegoat? Media Violence and Aggression,” he discusses studies and statements on the effect of media violence on children. He advocates that the numbers are largely exaggerated in these studies and that there is no study that adequately proves that media violence leads to children being violent. He goes as far to say that statements made by the American Academy of Pediatricians and the American Psychological Association should be charged of perjury if, in court, they stated that media violence causes children to be violent. His main argument is that none of these associations, who claim to have done thousands of studies on media violence, have shown the evidence that leads them to their conclusions. He also
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Unformatted text preview: argues that it is absurd to state that children under two should avoid television completely. I agree that it is absurd to expect parents to keep their infant from television, but I do believe that media violence can lead to violent behavior. From my own experience, I had strict rules on television and video games when I was young. In fact, I didnt have cable until I was in 5 th grade. Now I see myself as having a problem of not being aggressive enough, especially when it comes to athletics. Also, I believe that children who watch to much T.V will have more problems adapting socially because they didnt spend enough time with other kids their age and that can lead to them becoming aggressive....
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