Media Violence v.97

Media Violence v.97 - Barbara Georges Journal # 6 Media...

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Barbara Georges Journal # 6 Media Violence Taking its Toll on Our Society Violence on television has been an issue that has plagued man since the day it was invented. Media violence is a huge problem in America today and continues to take its toll on our society. As we increasingly become less sensitive to sex, foul language and violence, movies are going to have to try even harder to push the limits, which may result in more societal violence. Numerous shows broadcasted on television depict violent acts such as rape, murder, and a variety of other crimes that lead to higher levels of aggression and are highly inappropriate for adolescents. Above all, I believe the youth suffers the most from media violence. Television is the most consuming activity that a child takes part in. According to some studies the average child watches about 27 hours of television week. In some cases it is as much as 11 hours a day on a weekend. With the current amount of violence that is on television today these same studies estimate that the average child sees 8,000 murders and 100,000 acts of violence before finishing elementary school. Television plays a large role in the social and emotional development of a child today. Children are very
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