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Sternheimer, “It’s Not the Media: The Truth about Pop Culture’s Influence on Children” What does Sternheimer mean when she says, that in trying to explain violence committed by young people, commentators often invoke the popular culture rationale? Violent media and children’s vulnerability to media culture American anxieties about our media culture and its effect on children. Why do we fear the effects of popular culture? Media violence as Scapegoat Has to do with uncertainty about the future and the changing landscape of childhood. 4 Fallacies about Media-Violence Effects: Flawed assumptions about media AND violence (psychologists examine individual effects and draw conclusions on sociological level) Assumption 1. As media culture/technologies has expanded, Children have become more violent Involvement in media culture has grown but children have become less violent. One study found 1/2 of news stories about youth, were about violence 2/3 of violence stories focused on youth. . Children are more likely to be victims of adult violence.
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