Media Violence Definition

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There are multiple definitions to what violence means. First, violence can mean, the behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something. Violence can also mean the strength of emotion or an unpleasant or destructive natural force. A third definition of violence is the unlawful exercise of physical force of intimidation by the exhibition of such force (google). The similarities between these three definitions is that an unwanted force is involved. Today, many TV shows, video games, and websites display some kind of violence to the viewer. In this paper, I will discuss what I and my friends and family feel should be considered media violence, and rate the severity of the media violence using the Likert scale. …show more content…
For the rating of one on the scale means that the media being watched has absolutely no violence. This means there was no violence being shown, and there was no thought or intention of violence from the characters. A rating of two means the media was a little violent. Therefore meaning that there may have been no act of violence but there were thoughts about violence. Even though a two rating may not have any violence shown, the thought or intention of violence sometimes can lead to the act of violence. A rating of three means that the media was somewhat violent. Furthermore, the media showed at least a little bit of violence and there was the thought of violence, and perhaps an unintentional injury occurred as well. A rating of four means that there was a moderate amount of violence. Plus a rating of 5 means the media used a great deal of violence and thoughts and intentions to …show more content…
Fighting does correlate with the violence definitions, and since violent acts and intentions are being clearly portrayed it’s rating is either a 4 or 5 depending on the length and severity of the fighting. Moreover, fighting in sports should be considered a 4 because players are usually fighting with each other for a short amount of time, and some players seem to have the intention of harming another player. Most of the time the fights in sports are broken up before it gets to be too lengthy to be considered a 5. But, fighting in sports can demonstrate to kids and teens that it is okay to fight when they are frustrated or something doesn’t go their way. Fighting on TV, like in crime shows may be rated a 5, because there can be an abundant amount of fight scenes in the show, and the scenes can be

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