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UWP 101 Blog 3

UWP 101 Blog 3 - introduced to violence and appeared to...

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Violence is Always the Answer After reading the article Violent Media Is Good for Kids by Gerard Jones, and our discussion in class, I started thinking about violence and how it affects different children and their families. More importantly it got me wondering about why we shelter children from violence for so long? It’s not like they don’t see it for themselves in everyday life. Just today, while riding the bus to campus, I heard a girl on the phone screaming at someone who appeared to be her boyfriend. At one of my previous jobs at a daycare, I constantly watched children playing with toys such as Batman, the Hulk, army men, tanks, and many more. I didn’t even think twice about it until one of the other workers yelled at the boy for running the army men over with the tank. Clearly he has been
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Unformatted text preview: introduced to violence and appeared to know somewhat about army men and tanks going together, but he didn’t understand why playing like that was a bad thing. How long is it appropriate to keep violence and news about all the violent acts in our world from children? And by doing so, are we actually hurting them by repressing their feelings resulting in their becoming submissive and lonely? This question is one that I will not be able to answer until I have children of my own. I feel that I don’t want to shelter my children, but at the same time, how do you just bring something like that up in casual conversation? I guess I will just have to wait and find out when the time comes!...
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