In addition young children are especially vulnerable

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Unformatted text preview: ren of color who are disproportionately represented among low-income children, who consume more hours of media per day, and who already have more risk factors in their lives as a result of living in poverty, media violence adds yet another potential assault to their healthy development. In addition, young children are especially vulnerable to the harmful and stereotyped messages about race and violence that they see in the media. Because people of color are inadequately represented in positive roles and overrepresented in negative ones, and because of children's cognitive stage of development, these messages have a greater potential to negatively impact their developing sense of themselves and others. Finally, this marketing of violence to children, and especially children of color, has far-reaching implications for society. By reflecting the racism, violence, and the system of power that already exist in society, the messages embedded in the media images children see socialize them into a wo...
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