Essay on The Effects Of Violent Media On Children

983 Words Dec 14th, 2015 4 Pages
A boy lifts a jagged, pointy shard of glass from his pocket and traces it along a young boy’s throat because he made the wrong gesture to him. Suddenly, the boy vigorously slits his throat to solve the conflict. A child watching this screams until his voice is rid of fear. The child learns a new way to solve a dispute and pretends to slice his action figure’s neck mirroring the behavior from the boy on television. Violent acts on media outlets affect children in significant ways. Children watching violent media are prone to the negative effects and symptoms. While this infringes on the freedom of expression, the government should regulate violent media for children because children are observational learners, children become less fearful of the world, and it minimizes aggression in children. Some claim government regulation of violent media violates businesses and people’s right to freedom of expression and prevents viewers from seeing different types of content. Media companies and viewers feel like government regulation is taking away their freedom of expression to broadcast shows, movies, and stories to audiences. Regulations would not allow violent types of entertainment media for other audiences to enjoy like teenagers or adults. However, the government should not allow the media to broadcast whatever they want because some things are not acceptable in society. Televising a bloody, gruesome murder with the character constantly stabbing a pleading victim would never…

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