Violence, Media and Children
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This paper examines the claim that children's repeated exposure to high levels of media violence negatively impacts their ability to resolve conflict peacefully. Research is presented that supports this view. The opposite perspective is also examined, with experts cited who believe violent behavior reflects the mores of society, not just what is seen through the media. Further statistics are evaluated, such as the degree of violence on television and the amount of time and exposure a child has to such programs. The author also explores the child's interpretation of consequences of violent behavior as viewed through the media. The paper concludes that violent programming negatively affects children, however it is not completely to blame when it comes to children and their responses to violence.
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