Violence in the media exposed to our youth

Essay by chubby_bunnyCollege, UndergraduateA+, November 2007

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What is violence? The definition of violence is intense, turbulent, or furious and often destructive action or force. With out a doubt, violence is presented in the media. Violence has an affect in today's society and has changed how we live today. You never remember someone doing a good thing like saving someone's life for very long but you always remember the violence someone has done like Saddam Hussein. Violence always stands out in the society we live in and the media knows that and that's why there is violence in the media.

In the society we live in today, the media is becoming more lenient with censoring violence in all forms of media. Now we need to ask ourselves whether the material shown to audiences, particularly the younger audiences, needs to be monitored more closely. Some believe violence in the media is having a negative impact on our youth, influencing them to be more violent towards each other.

Some however, argue that it is the responsibility of the parents to look after their children and decide what they can and can not watch or listen to. They may also argue whether the explicit material will even influence their own children in the slightest is up to the parents.

The government feels that it is not their duty to raise the children, rather the parent's duty to decide and raise their children and that the children reflect on how they were raise by their parents. Some may argue that if a child is influenced by the violence in the media to the extent that they feel they need to cause harm to another or themselves or do not see what is wrong with harming others, that there is something mentally wrong with them that may have been triggered...