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Media Violence. By: Ashley, Claudia, Shazma, and Yaxin. How movie and T.V. violence hits children. Average 3-year old on TV/Computer 5+ hrs/day 5/20 people watched violent films before murder Robbers increasingly attack for  violence, not profit 

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Media Violence

By: Ashley, Claudia, Shazma, and Yaxin


How movie and T.V. violence hits children

  • Average 3-year old on TV/Computer 5+ hrs/day

  • 5/20 people watched violent films before murder

  • Robbers increasingly attack for  violence, not profit 

  • 56% of people say there is too much violence on TV

Yaxin Yang

Beyer, John. (2007, March 21). PERSPECTIVE: How movie and TV violence hits children ; Is there too much violence on television and is it time to curb it?. Birmingham Post.

Retrieved October 25, 2009, from Electric Library Canada

<http://elibrary.bigchalk.com/elibweb/curriculumca/do/document?set=search&groupid=1&requestid=lib_canada&resultid=19&urn=urn:bigchalk:US;BCLib;document;136571959>


Newspaper article justification

  • Agents of Socialization

  • Psychology

  • Sociology

  • Social Science Research Methods [Official Statistics]

  • Ethics

Yaxin Yang


The effect of video games on feelings of aggression

  • Objective: To see if playing arcade/computer games increases aggressiveness

  • Method: Experiment.

  • 3 games with varying aggressiveness used - 117 students - each played 1 game for 10 minutes

  • Conclusions

  • Aggressiveness did increase after playing

  • Individual differences

Yaxin Yang

Scott, Derek. (March 1995). The effect of video games on feelings of aggression.The Journal of Psychology. , 129, n2. p.121(12). Retrieved November 11, 2009, from Academic OneFile via Gale:<http://find.galegroup.com/gtx/infomark.do?&contentSet=IAC-Documents&type=retrieve&tabID=T002&prodId=AONE&docId=A17039512&source=gale&userGroupName=ko_k12pr_d63&version=1.0>


Academic Journal justification

  • Agents of Socialization – Media/Video games

  • Media – Video games

  • Social Science Inquiry Method – Experiment

  • Sociology – Areas without video games not influenced

Yaxin Yang


Media Violence Spurs Fear: Aggression in Kids

  • Two British experts from England’s University of Birmingham

  • increases aggressive behaviour especially boys.

  • “consequences are rarely shown”

  • physical, emotional, and families are factors.

Ashley Tse

Media Violence Spurs Fear, Aggression in Kids Hitti, M. (2005, February 21). Media Violence Spurs Fear, Aggression in Kids. Fox News. Retrieved February 21, 2005, from <http://www.foxnews.com>


Newspaper article justification

  • Socialization agents

  • Nurture

  • Erikson’s theory

Ashley Tse


Children’s Violent Television

Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring

Objective: Parent’s attitudes on violent television viewing

Method: Observation and a parent questionnaire

Conclusion: Limitation of media violence from female parents and younger children.

Ashley Tse

Cheng, T L, Brenner, R A, Wright, J L, Sachs, H. C., Moyer, P., & Rao, M R (July 2004). Children's violent television viewing: are parents monitoring?  Pediatrics. , 114, 1. p.94(6). Retrieved November 18, 2009, from Academic OneFile via Gale


Academic Journal justification

  • Sociology

  • Environment

  • Cognitive process

Ashley Tse


Summary of “Video Game Violence”

  • Kids = playing video games (some violent)

  • Experiment: selling violent video games

  • Parents = kid’s personality

  • No evidence

Claudia Tse

Mcloughlin, David. The Dominion Post. Retrieved November 2, 2009, from www.Stuff.co.nz


Newspaper article justification

  • Isolation

  • Primary Agent

  • Historical Research

Claudia Tse


Media Violence: advice for parents

  • Hypothesis: Media violence = negative effects

  • Method:

    • Researchers observed children

    • Interviewed parents

    • Conclusions:

    • Media violence = negative effects

    • 2/3 television programs = violence

Claudia Tse

Muscari, Mary. (2002, Nov.). Media violence: advice for parents. Retrieved November 13, 2009, from Gale Expanded ASAP Academic Database.


Academic Journal justification

  • Isolation

  • Primary Agent

  • Nurture

Claudia Tse


“It began with a severed head”

  • “Thumping”

  • People don’t get as scared anymore

  • Movies = more violent over time

  • Portrayal to real life

Shazma Khimji

Howell, Peter "It began with a severed head." Toronto Star 9 Mar. 2007, ONT ed., sec.Movies: Electronic Library Canada - Big Chalk Library. 27 Oct. 2009


Newspaper Article justification

  • Historical observation

  • Psychology

  • Nurture

  • Agents of Socialization

Shazma Khimji


How violent video games may violate children's health

  • Hypothesis: Violent video games = negative effect on children’s health.

  • Method:

  • Statistics and facts

  • Conclusions:

  • Exposure and parents

  • Video games with guns have a real life effect

Shazma Khimji

Song, E. H.-J. , & Anderson, J E (May 2001). How violent video games may violate children's health.  Contemporary Pediatrics, 18, 5. p.102. Retrieved November 24, 2009, from Academic OneFile via Gale:<http://find.galegroup.com/gtx/start.do?prodId=AONE&userGroupName=ko_k12pr_d63>


Academic Journal justification

  • Nurture

  • Agents of Socialization

  • Values

  • Cognitive process

Shazma Khimji


Hypothesis of Survey

  • Teens spend a lot of time on media

  • Media violence = Negative effects

  • “Effective way to solve problems”


How often do you play video games?


When watching a violent scene, what would be your reaction?


Conclusion of Survey

  • Hypothesis = correct

  • Teens devote too much time to media

  • Teens desensitized to violence

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Have you been paying attention?

  • Discussion Questions:

  • What was our hypothesis? Was it correct?

  • What was our most popular movie genre that people watched?

  • What percentage of people think that there is too much violence on television?

  • If violence in media doesn’t affect children and teens, why do some parents dislike their children playing video games/watching TV/surfing internet/etc.?

  • What are your opinions on media & violence?


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