The Effects Of Domestic Violence
For my action adventure show I picked the television series Castle, which is mainly about solving homicide investigations. For my children’s cartoon I picked Dora the Explorer, a children’s show about the main character going on an adventure with her friends. Furthermore, the show Castle usually starts out with a violent scene where the criminal kills their victim. Sometimes this is the only violent scene in the episode, but sometimes there is violence throughout the episode. Since there is usually the use of weapons, fighting, and sometimes drug/alcohol abuse, property destruction, and domestic abuse I would rate this show a 5 for violence. This is because there is a clear intent to kill and harm a person at the beginning of the episode. Even though there may be only one violent scene, it usually is the worst type of …show more content…
For example, Albert Bandura’s work and experiments argue that children imitate what they see (apa). So if they are watching media violence, they will imitate it. In addition, in 1982 the National Institute of Health concluded that some major effects for children watching media violence is becoming less sensitive to pain and suffering of others, becoming more fearful of the world around them, and being more likely to behave in harmful or aggressive ways towards others (apa). Plus, another study done by Rowell Huesmann, Leonard Eron and others observed that children who watched many hours of violence on TV when they were in elementary school usually showed higher levels of aggressive behavior when they became teenagers (apa).
However, these examples only show the possible risk for children watching violent media. This may be due to the fact that children are more likely to act out what they see since they do not fully understand reasoning, logic, and are easier influenced by what they see. Furthermore, studies have yet to link adults watching media violence which lead them to directly committing to extreme violence (NYtimes). Like what was stated before, most studies demonstrate the long term risk for children watching media violence, but studies have not been able