How Does Media Violence Affect Youth Violence?
Throughout the world many young children watch violent television shows and play violent video games without their parents knowing. Many children think it is right to act out violently because they do so in video games like Grand Theft Auto. In television shows like The Walking Dead there are people killing, fighting, and doing crazy things to each other. Many times they end up getting hurt. Young viewers will sometimes act on what they see. If kids play Grand Theft Auto they might think it is right to steal cars, shoot people, or hit women.
Children will view more than 200,000 acts of violence and more than 16,000 murders before age 18. Many television programs display 812 violent acts per hour and children 's programming more specifically, cartoons will displays up to 20 violent acts hourly. It has been proven that the effects of TV violence have been summarized by the National Institute of Mental Health (1982) that violence on television does lead to aggressive behavior by children and