Media's Influence On Children

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Imagine a person who has spent most of their life on a farm performing mostly agricultural duties, now imagine this person in the city who now has no idea how to behave in a new setting with a different set of people. Children who had spent most of their childhood glued to the media and the violence it contains is much too similar. Children are learning new things every single day, by the attitudes of those around them the situations around them and they are also learning of violent ways…due to the media which is everywhere and thus most influential. Children are less productive, isolated from reality, and behaving in all negative ways one would want children to avoid being exposed to. The violence in media has conditioned and influenced children …show more content…
“Studies found that more aggressive children, compared to less aggressive children, watched more television, preferred programs that were more violent, and perceived mediated violence as closer to real life.” (Signorelli 41). If a child in a situation as such then this has already been used to define them, their personality and their actions. Reality and media are run by two different definitions but since children haven’t had much time to explore reality they fail to tell the difference. Children tend to have favorite actors/actresses/cartoons etc., and when one of them does something that is impossible or morally wrong, children fail to notice the negative parts because they do not know how. “When appearing (the favorite actors/actresses) in the same program and in the same violent incident, (they) create a viewing environment that reflects more, risk for the audience in regard to the possibility of learning aggressive behaviors and attitudes.” (Signorelli 154). So, the advantages of learning morality from media time to time are possible but the disadvantages are much too strong and reflective. Thus the amount violence in media and its validations of negative/illusionary behavior and of stereotypes is inexcusable. It is in the hands of the ones monitoring the children let it be parents or family in general to notice this and …show more content…
Mediated violence gives children a sense of accepted isolationism, away from reality and society as they do not understand it. So it goes due to otherwise productive time spent viewing violence. Children with media violence as such a strong influence have a good chance of taking on a life of crime or anything to be violently different and so children also start trusting the media violence to validate their negative and stereotypical behavior. Experiments, studies, and related life experiences to violence in media and its negative effect on children raise one thought provoking question and that is of how to stop/prevent such situations? Even limiting exposure to the mediated violence and limit its

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