Essay on The Effects Of Media Violence On Adolescents

1194 Words Apr 8th, 2016 5 Pages
People tend to be violent at times. The question is, does it have to do with what they are subjected to in the media? Some research states yes, while others declare no. It is all a matter of how you look at it. Does watching violence make a child more likely to become a criminal when they grow up? According to some research, the answer is yes. But why do they think that? Everyone has seen violence at some point. Does that mean we are all aggressive people because of it? No, it does not. Many people who witness violence in the media don’t have aggression issues. It’s all about how you perceive the violence and what you let yourself believe to be true. Media violence has no effect on the aggression levels in most adolescents.
EFFECTS OF VIOLENCE IN MEDIA ON ADOLESCENTS
Most people are content in blaming media for violent behaviors in kids. There could possibly be a link, but, as research would show, this is false. Watching violence in television and playing violent games is most likely a cause, not a consequence of aggressive behavior. “Youth who have aggressive traits and are stressed are more prone to delinquent and bullying behavior, and are also drawn to these games, but their behavior in real life is not predicted by playing the games” (massgeneral.org). Kids who show signs of aggression can be drawn to the programs, movies, and games. They often find comfort in them. Sometimes, playing the game can help get their aggression out and calm them down. This is not the case…

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