The Effects Of Media Violence On Children

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Cinderella is a famous fairy tale that almost everyone has heard of. There are numerous movies, shows, and books that explains her story. Most versions of the story explain Cinderella being mentally and physically abused by her step-mother and step-sisters. One of the most popular versions of Cinderella is by the Grimm Brothers. Grimm’s version is known for the graphic cruelty and violence. According to American Psychological Association, the harmful influence of media violence on children dates back to the 1950s and 1960s, and remains strong today. A child that watches violence or hears about violence can be influenced to become violent. Indeed, in reviewing the totality of empirical evidence regarding the impact of media violence, the conclusion that exposure to violent portrayals poses a risk of harmful effects on children has been reached by the U.S. Surgeon General, the National Institutes of Mental Health, the National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the American Psychological Association, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a host of other scientific and public health agencies and organizations. The short story Cinderella by the Grimm Brothers was written in 1812 before Disney’s Cinderella was made in the year 1950. The Grimm Brothers’ version is preferably for adults rather than children because of its cruelty, and violence that represents the step-sisters desire to fit the glass slipper. Some effects violence has on children are:
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