• Media Violence Children Kids Violent
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    "Children are among the greatest of imitators... ." The debate over media violence has eluded definitive answers for more then three decades. At first glance, the debate is dominated by one question. Whether or not media violence causes real life violence and whether or not it has a negative effect of the modern day Canadian family. Closer examination reveals a political battle. On one hand, there are those who blame media violence for societal violence and want to censor violent content to pro...
  • Media Violence Watching Television
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    Machine gun fire, explosions, and screams for help are only a few of the sounds that can be heard emanating from a child's bedroom today, while his parents listen nervously just outside his door. Horrified, these parents shake their heads ruefully, wondering at the power of entertainment available for kids nowadays. Sometimes they even argue whether it is right for their child to have access to this sort of violence: the kind found in most video games, television shows, and movies all over the w...
  • The Effects Of Media Violence On Children
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    When all of these things are blended together it gives children a completely false conception of violence and what it is. It becomes a part of their everyday routine and they dont even realize what they are viewing. Ultimately children are becoming desensitized to violence. Another study that I read about in John Murray Children and Television Violence showed that early violent TV viewing habits had a lasting behavioral effect. In the study, where children were followed from age eight into adult...
  • Media Violence Behaviour Violent Studies
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    There is and has been much debate on how much, if any effect media violence has on children and their development. There are many studies suggesting that it does have an effect, and even demonstrating these effects. The NIMH report (1982) went as far as to say, "In magnitude, television violence is as strongly correlated with aggressive behaviour as any other variable that has been measured" (pp. ? ? ? ? Hickey, 1995). Meanwhile, the makers of video games will argue that the statistics against m...