Media Violence and its Effect on Children ****** 2nd block
Outline • Thesis: Media Violence affects children because children mimic what they see around them. In this power point you will see the following: • The problem of media violence • Medias response • Statistics • Quotations • Psychologist • Solutions • Items created • Parental solution • Rating system
The problem • Media violence harms children's minds in every day life . • It teaches them unrealistic out comes to certain situations • Allows them to think that violence is the solution to all problem • If not given the right problem solving tactics it can cause long term affects
Medias response • The medias feels that they should have none of the blame. • Its freedom of speech vs. censorship • A famous Hollywood producer said “When are you going to stop blaming the media and start looking at the home environment and the fact that parents are to monitor what their children are watching.”
Statistics • By the time the average child is eighteen years old, they will have witnessed 200,000 acts of violence and 16,000 murders in the media. • In the USA an average of 20-25 violent acts are shown in children’s television programs each hour (Browne, 2005). • Television alone is responsible for 10% of youth violence.
Quotations • Psychiatrist Karl Menninger commented in Violence and Aggression, “We not only tolerate violence, we put it on the front pages of our news papers. One- third or one-fourth of television programs uses it for the amusement of our children. My dear friend, we love it.” • "People's misery becoming entertainment, that's what's dangerous. And that seems to be the place we're going. I worry about television." - George Clooney, quoted by Reuters, February 11, 2003
Solutions • The V-chip • Parents sitting down and talking to there children about what they see on television. • Looking at the rating systems that are given.
Citations • http://jsoltys.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/media-violence2.jpg • http://www.jacksonkatz.com/PDF/ChildrenMedia.pdf • http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/facts_vlent.shtml • http://www.nccev.org/violence/statistics/statistics-media.html • Bailey, Ronald H. Violence and Aggression. Canada: 1976. 7-8. Print. • Levine, Ph.D., Madeline. Viewing Violence: How Media Violence Affects Your Child. 1st. New York: Bantam Double Dell Publishing Group, Inc, 1996. 15. • http://www.armstrongarmor.com/images/tv-ratings.gifPrint • http://www.physics.udel.edu/~watson/student_projects/scen167/ateam/pictures/v-chip.gif • http://www.westmichiganlive.com/clients/youthviolence/images/babywithgun.jpg • http://shahriar08.files.wordpress.com/2008/11/violence20cartoon2.jpg • http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_MJZqE95xou4/SpAzSw2PefI/AAAAAAAAAC8/6_oscHnnRDU/s400/Violence+and+Children.jpg