The Importance Of Television And Video Games

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Register to read the introduction… Television is very liberal now with displaying sex freely on every station and at any time of the day. Not only is violence the majority of what is heard on the news but it is very realistic in the movies. Children are now able to see a hole in a man’s chest without turning their heads or watching a person beaten by a mob and watch or walk away and not call the police for help. According to Schartzberg (1988) “Children may understand that what they see is made-up, but that does not stop them from believing it anyway. It now appears that even programs that are obviously fantasy can be judged by children as at least partly real”(p.9). Therefore the children begin to associate themselves with what they see or hear, much like with radio and also with video …show more content…
As the years progressed, so did technology and so did the video games. No longer do we see Mario and Luigi jumping on bricks for coins but characters that can be customized to any appearance, profanity, and ultra violence. The video games now give more points to the player for killing innocent bystanders, police, and prostitutes, by using guns, knives, flame throwers, swords and the list goes on to any weapon imagined. Some include cut scenes, which are brief movie clips supposedly designed to move the story forward, of the player going to a strip club. In some, the player assumes the role of a hero, whereas in others the player is a …show more content…
Individuals are able to access music, television, and video games through the internet. The internet can also now be accessed on the go through a cellular phone or laptop. The use of internet for the youth started in schools. It was used for educational games and tools. As the internet increased it became an even better tool for all genres of information, including violence and sex. Parents are able to block websites, however due to the amount of websites becoming available each day, every website cannot be blocked. Therefore, by allowing youth to access the internet they are exposed to all content available at the click of a

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