Media Impact On Social Media

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The Impacts of Violence in Social Media
The argument on whether violent media such as video games, movies and songs should be censored is a highly debated topic currently. With the ever-expanding technology and easy access to media, children of all ages can see and do practically anything. Actions and activities that children witness imprint on their minds at as early as six months, and what many guardians think their children don't understand can possibly impact them more than they thought eventually.
With the increasing numbers of school shootings and violent outbreaks in communities, citizens are starting to rethink the media's impact on children and teens. Dr. Eugene V Beresin’s research provides charted facts on the subject: “The typical American child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including more than 16,000 murders before age 18. Television programs display 812 violent acts per hour; children's programming, particularly cartoons, displays up to 20 violent acts hourly.”. Even in seemingly innocent media like cartoons, violence is constantly displayed. Granted most of it is unrealistic in the fact that humans can’t bounce back when pianos are dropped on them, the subject of the matter is that brutality is everywhere and the average American completely overlooks it. A study by Craig A. Anderson revealed that “the evidence strongly suggests that exposure to violent video games is a causal risk factor for increased aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition,

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