Media: Harmful to Children
Media is a source of entertainment and information. Every person is related with it. We see
people reading newspaper in the Sky Train, watching you tube videos while walking on the road,
chatting with their friends while travelling and getting information about what is happening in
different types of media such as internet, television, newspaper, radio, video game and many
more which are the medium of communications among the people. However, these days people
are using excess of media and we know that excess of everything is harmful. The media affect
our lives a lot .The violence in video games, pornography cause aggressive behavior, fear,
physical and mental harm to the children.
Children often imitate what they have seen, read or hear and they are unable to
understand the difference between reality content and animated scenes.
Many children try to
copy the action of movies, shows and video games into their real life. In the book Violence in
the Media the author Clive Thompson in his article "Videogames Teach Children How to
Shoot Guns" states, "Fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal stole from his neighbor's house in
Paducah, Kentucky, on December 1,1997. Carneal took the gun to a high-school prayer meeting
and opened fire on the group. He fired eight shots and got eight hits on different kids. He killed
three and paralyzed one for life"(103). The author insists that Michael Carneal learn to use gun
and kill people while he was playing video games. The authors Guy porter and Vladan Starcevic
in the article "Are Violent Video Games are Harmful?" reports that "The 1993 game Doom
belonged to the first person shooter genre and was played by Eric Harris and Dylan...