Essay about The Effects Of Violent Media On Our Youth

1667 Words Oct 7th, 2015 null Page
We live in a world that is full of love, compassion, and understanding. Unfortunately we also live in a world full of violence, hate, and evil. Steven Pinker said “Human nature is complex. (BrainyQuote) Even if we do have inclinations towards violence, we also have inclination to empathy, to cooperation, to self-control. I believe that violence is apart of human nature it is in us to justify the violent actions that we commit through media, collective violence, and sports.
While violence is not new to the human race, it is an increasing problem in our society today. There has been hundreds of studies over the past years indicating that viewing violent media portray negative affects amongst audience members, particularly children. In todays society every day we see some form of violence. There is literally violence every where you look. With modern technology and social media our youth is subjected to endless clips of violence on Facebook and YouTube. The sad thing is our youth is not only viewing the clips but they are also reenacting their own. Adults aren 't able to turn on any news channels without seeing violence. We now have greater access to firearms and as seen in media people are starting to take advantage. Just in recent news there was a shooting at a community college in Oregon. Even closer to home I saw an article where a teacher shot his girlfriend then drove to Delta State and murdered his colleague. Thats just some of the recent national news. The media is…

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