The Effects Of Violent Media On Children And Youth

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Essentially since media is more violent than ever, and children and youth are getting more attracted to violent media. Studies on violent media shows a clear evidence that violence on media rises the possibility of aggressive behaviors in both short-term and long-term situations (Rowell Huesmann, Moise, Podolski, & Eron, 2003). Most researchers agree that aggressive behaviors are more disposed to the harmful impact of violence on media. The negative effect is much larger for younger children because they are not able to to differentiate the imaginary from reality. In addition, Bushman (1995) argued that only particular type of children and youth were negatively influenced by violent media these are labelled as high aggressive personalities. Aggressive-minded individuals fascinate by aggression more than non- aggressive personalites. Children who heavily exposure to violent media are more likely to act in an aggressive way toward others. Violent media is a risk factor that put children and youth in a high risk of developing aggressive behaviors that may last into their adulthood (Rowell Huesmann, Moise, Podolski, & Eron, (2003). Therefore, parents have wanted to understand the negative impact of violent media, particularly on children, adolescents, and youth. Thus, this paper underlines some negative effects of violent media on individuals.

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Regarding the harmful influence of violent media on behaviors, researches have shown that individuals who
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