Violent Media Is Good For Kids Essay

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Violent Comics Are the New Superheroes In the writing of Gerard Jones “Violent Media is Good for Kids” is very interesting essay in which he describes how violent media can help kids to overcome obstacles, but whether it is convincing or not, I am not truly sure because the way the essay is written is biased. Jones as writer is making this controversial topic to gain more audience to read his writings, in addition, this essay fails in detail, it needs more statistics to support the examples that Jones addresses in his essay. Also, we need more information about what is the opinion of parents of these kids that believed violet media is good so, we need the statistics of the studies of the psychologist that support the idea of good…show more content…
a psychologist did with urban teens. He said that “Children need violence entertainment to explore the inescapable feelings that they have been taught to deny and to reintegrate those feelings into a more complex selfhood” (200). This is another good point that Jones gave to convince people that violent media is good, but this example is needs more statistic on the results on the use of violent comics in other areas because this is limited to urban kids only and this characteristic created a doubt of the studies that the psychologist did to support the idea According to Gerard Jones, violent media can have positive effects on young people. Violent media can help them to overcome difficulties and they can have a positive influence on children because the kids uses violent stories to meet their emotional and developmental needs. Jones makes some good points. One example that Jones gives is “Pretending to have superhuman powers helps children conquer the feelings of powerlessness that inevitably come with being so young and small.” (200). This example that Jones used to prove that superheroes helps this children with the superpower that they have is a weak statement because is biased. He is a comic writer. When he gives this point is creating more interest in his stories that he writes not necessary in the real problem that the children have. Also, where are the statistics that prove the ages and location of these kids
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