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Kids and the Media Tami-li Negus English 1010 I chose to conduct my research on youth and the many forms of media available to them in today’s world. It would seem that there are many advantages to the technology at hand, but it seems to me that there are many negative effects as well. I feel that it may have effects on their social and emotional growth, their relationships with friends and families, and possibly have longer term effects on their future life patterns and relationships. My questions are directed to the affects it has on youth, and do the negative effects outweigh the positive. 1. Erin Andersen, “Cell Phones in School: Tools or Toys?,” Lincoln Journal Star, August 30, 2009, http://www.journalstar.com/lifestyles/article_b851282e-941c- 11de-b6d1-001cc4c002e0.html (accessed March 22, 2010). Summary: This newspaper article portrayed the rules and reality of cell phone use and texting in several schools in Nebraska. It cited several statistics that showed what schools policies were and what the reality of cell phone usage during school actually was. It seems as if schools, at least in this particular district, have resigned themselves to the fact that regardless of rules or policy, kids will continue to use their cell phones. The article says that parents are also part of the issue, since they use cell phones to get messages to their kids during school hours also. Evaluation: This was a lifestyle article in a local newspaper, so it was mostly directed to the local or popular audience. Their sources were limited to interviews with school officials, parents and kids in the schools. I don’t think it was a particularly persuasive article, so I would consider it a secondary source, and it was also more of an opinion, rather than authoritative. Response: I found it interesting, although its credibility wasn’t a big factor in my choosing to use it. I know from personal experience that cell phone use in the schools has become a very commonplace occurrence. I was surprised to hear from this article, however, that this particular school district have basically resigned themselves to the fact that kids will have and use their phones in school, regardless of rules or policy. They compare it to passing notes in class, from days gone by. 2. Craig A. Anderson, Nicholas L. Carnagey, and Janie Eubanks, “Exposure to Violent Media: The Effects of Songs With Violent Lyrics on Aggressive Thoughts and Feelings,” Journal of Personality and Social Psychology 84, no. 5 (May 2003). http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/psp-845960.pdf .
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Summary: Experiments were conducted to see if there were correlations between violent song lyrics and aggressive behaviors. Prior to this study there had been several studies done on violence on television and in movies, but researchers felt that with the increase in music videos, and other music media devices, there might be further correlation.
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