Effects Of Media Violence On Society

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Effects of Media on Society
Media violence has numerous negative consequences on youth today to commit criminal acts in the society.
Violence in the media will never be stopped as long as the society spends more time on violent movies and video games.
Media violence has been tremendously growing and attaining the hazardous extents. Around 60 % of TV shows contain some kind of violence. Most self-involving video games contain some violent matter in it. For example, if you manufacture guns, you do not need to give any advertisement, because it is done by the amusement industry. Aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, hallucinations, and fear of being mishandled were caused by the media violence, was explained in a 2009 Policy Statement on Media Violence, by the American Academy of Pediatrics (Arline, 2012). The increase in aggressive behavior happens by watching violent video shows on TV, and by playing violent video games.
The researchers found that boys and girls who played a lot of violent video games changed over the school year. Media violence is not probable to convert a child into a violent criminal. But, someday by just smoking a cigarette can increase the likelihood of a lung cancer. Likewise, a violent show can increase the likelihood of behaving in an aggressive way (Bushman and Huesmann, p. 248). There are many reasons to be worried about the level of violence in the society, it is clearly simplistic and confusing to hold that the major cause of criminal…
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