Media Influence on the Younger Generation

1778 Words Aug 1st, 2012 8 Pages
Nahtonya Thompson
Professor Tolbora
English 102
16 July 2012
Media Influence on the Younger Generation It seems like just last week when I bought my son a new video game, Call of Duty 3 was the name of it. This game is supposed to be the best game in town. It was not until recently did I notice that every time I call my son his reaction time if he answers or reacts at all, is slow. When I tell him to do something, it never gets done at least not right away. When my son finally has enough of the video game for the moment, he turns to the TV for additional support. He likes the shows that I like to call "the bratty shows" such as iCarly, The Wizards of Waverly Place, and Jessie, just to name a few. These shows consist of a bunch of kids
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Of the 161 television movies monitored, 23 raised concerns from viewers about their use of violent contexts. Of the 118 theatrical films monitored, 50 raised concerns about their use of violent context. It is estimated that the average child views 8,000 TV murders before finishing elementary school.” (Siegel & Welsh p96) The companies or people who shape our values, decisions, and beliefs are dominated by five major companies which are: Time Warner, VIACOM, Vivendi Universal, Walt Disney and News Corp. These five companies own 95% of all media that we get every day. They own the major entertainment theme parks, television and radio broadcast networks and programming, entertainment movie studios, video news and sports entertainment. Also, integrated telecommunications, video software, music industry, electronic media, wireless phones and so much more, they also own this. The truth of the matter is, we as a society do not know who they are, or what they do, and nine times out of ten, we as a society, do not care. We will never know and will never bother to care, we just want entertainment, news and education in whatever fashion available. It is sad!
“Media strongly affects youth culture. The media executives are quick to defend their role in youth violence and bullying while selling millions of dollars in ads focused on youth. TV producers, network executives, motion picture
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