Is Violence in Films Responsible For Children's Agressive Behavior?
Violence on screen is often offered to the young population, which responds to it in so different ways. Children's psychological development is based on social experiences and imitations. Children are influenced either by their families (direct source of influence) or by their surroundings (indirect source of influence). The question I will be exploring is the responsibility of the violence in films in children’s aggressive behavior. I will discussthe points of view of the magazines, Economist and Journal of Popular film & Television, and a web site
According to web site, screen violence is…show more content… So, screen violence appears to be, in that case, a dangerous thing for children and teenagers.
The magazine, Economist shares Ramos’ point of view. In its article (August 13, 1994), videodrome, the magazine presents screen violence as a "causal factor" in children aggressive behavior. Based on some psychological researches, the article affirms that "there is a link between watching violent films and children’s aggressive behavior." According to those researches, on different boys, "there was a correlation between the amount of TV violence watched and aggression among the eight-year-olds. There was also a correlation between watching violent films at eight and aggressiveness at 19. When they reached 30, those who had watched the most TV violence as children tended to have convictions that are more criminal, to be more likely tended to batter their spouses and, in their turn, to have more aggressive children." To back up its position, the article refers also to different sources such Mr Huesmann who thinks that ‘early aggression predicts later aggression; and exposure to media violence correlates with early aggression.’ For Mr Eron ‘younsters, by consistent viewing of violence, got more and more aggressive.’ Britain reports that ‘ high exposure to television