The Importance Of Media Violence

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Register to read the introduction… Along with the ownership of a television come changes in the way that time is divided within the family unit. A Canadian study that documented the changes in how families spent their time before and after television was introduced into a small town reported that time spent sleeping, at social gatherings outside the home, in conversation, in leisure activities such as reading, knitting, and writing, doing household tasks, and involved in community activities and sports was reduced after television became available (Bryant, Carveth & Brown, 2001). James P. Steyer, author of The Other Parent has commented that the major impact of television may not be in the behaviours that it induces but rather in the behaviours that it …show more content…
We can convene people and facilitate activism; use our pulpits to alert families to their responsibility to take a pro-active stance; call on business people to examine their investments to see if they put money into companies producing violent material. The churches can urge neighbors to talk to neighbors when they see a problem in local stores and video arcades. The Church can remind parents to explore their children's media interests with them and be sure that children are provided with wholesome entertainment. In fact, for 60 years the church has alerted families to the moral quality of movies through its rating system. In a matter like this, the Church also wants to work with other faith groups because this is a problem that undercuts the morality of our entire society. In talking over these issues with other Christians and with Jewish and Muslim partners of dialogue, I find that they have the same concern regarding gratuitous violence in the media. The churches and other faith groups can also advocate for access to the media so we and groups who share our concerns can be present in the media as alternative …show more content…
Where its different with movies is that you know which movies are violent so if you don't want your kids to watch them then you don't rent them. The problem with T.V. is you don't know what programs contain what and I can't always be in the room supervising what my kids are watching. You don't know what programs are going to pop up next. I notice now more then I did when Sara was younger that video games have become extremely violent. For Christmas when Sara young we bought her a Nintendo thing, and the games that she had or wanted were not fighting games but more ‘educational' in a sense. Today my boy's have a game cube system and when I go shopping at Christmas and stuff all the games that I see have violence in them so its really hard to find games without it really. I think Ads that run on T.V. are starting to promote violence too. Even previews in movies. You just don't know what's going to be on them and it's impossible to know every violent program and every violent

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