The Effects of Violence in the Media

2052 Words Feb 26th, 2018 8 Pages
You turn on the TV and begin flipping through channels. On one channel, you see some random news report on a tragic school shooting that occurred across the country. Changing to another, you might catch the last 30 minutes of a slasher, horror flick. The last channel you come across, before turning off the TV, features a popular television show where the main cast fights a new villain.
The common “theme” that anybody would see here, between the latest movie and local news report, would be violence. Some violence might be animated or meant to be comical in some way whereas other forms are highly graphic, containing a large amount of blood and detail. It is not unheard of for most members of society to have been exposed to violence through the media. Children, teenagers, or young adults may witness it in the latest most popular video game. Adults may watch it in their favorite scary movies or sci-fi television show. Are children more prone to violent outburst because they are “Rated M” for the violent content? Do these various forms of violence presentation impact society?
This paper is going to discuss violence in media through some of the most common presentations. Movies, television shows, video games, and news coverage will be the main presentations of violence in the media. After the various media is covered, I am going to cover why violence in…
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