What Is The Negative Effects Of Mass Media

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Over the decades, the most noticeable event in the social atmosphere is the overabundance of mass media. In this new atmosphere, radio, television, movies, videos, video games, and computer networks have presumed vital roles in our daily lives and has led to consumers to believe that the media has a very powerful influence on mental and physical behavior. Unfortunately, the consequences of one specific component of the mass media exposure has largely negative effects on viewers’ and others’ health. The search for a connection between violence portrayed in the media and actual violent behavior has been the objective of a wide range of mental and criminology research projects. Throughout the world, it has aroused concerns about its potentially …show more content…
The United States is the largest consumer of television programming, In fact early studies shows, " that African-American children watch much more television than do White children" (as cited in Feshbach & Tangney, 2008). They then assumed that this is an effect of how they were raised and what kind of environment they live in, however, they went into further research explaining that even though African-American children watch more television, they are the least affected by television …show more content…
As explained above, this study suggest that there is a very strong correlation that exists between somewhat aggressive behavior and the violence in media content. Furthermore, significant evidence suggests that not only aggression is a repercussion of media violence, but also arousal and many other emotional effects. Consequently, studies investigating any of these types of aggression can be valuable. The results of this study should educate the public, parents, children, and programmers. It also makes suggestions on what could be done, by parents, programmers, and even criminologists to help further understand this subject. When looking at who is at risk when viewing television violence, there must be awareness that media violence can affect any child from any family. It can also affect any gender, age, or social class. There needs to be some increased awareness of how television violence affects children and how can it be prevented. The accumulated body of research is consistent and clear; television violence causes an increase in violent and aggressive

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