By Bonnie Szumski
The horror of mass shootings leads, necessarily, to renewed debate over the factors of such violenceparticularly within the context of teenybopper. reviews at the results of violent media on teenagers have had combined effects. via target dialogue, quite a few direct charges, and full-color illustrations this identify examines: What Are the Origins of the Media Violence Debate? Does Violent Media reason Violent habit? Are Violent games Harming formative years? what's the impression of Sexual Violence within the Media? How should still the matter of Media Violence Be Addressed?
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Malamuth believes that a number of factors contribute to a man wanting to hurt or rape a woman, and mass media may be one of those factors. He and others believe that of the many factors involved in violence against women, curbing media violence is one of the easiest to remedy. Other early groundbreaking research seems to corroborate Malamuth’s views. Researcher Edward Donnerstein performed a study with college-aged men in the 1980s. The subjects viewed R-rated violent slasher films, X-rated nonviolent pornographic films, or Rrated nonviolent teenage sex films.
32 35 Justifiable Violence Even in media where the hero is the only one to use violence and uses it justly, as in avenging a wrong, the violence may still prove to have a poor influence on young people, according to some researchers. Movies and other media that reinforce a good guy/bad guy worldview may still not be healthy for children, whose moral universe is still developing. Says Michelle Garrison, an investigator at Seattle Children’s Research Institute Center for Child Health, Behavior, and Development: “If a child sees himself as the ‘good guy,’ then anyone who disagrees with him must be a ‘bad guy’—and this black-and-white think“If a child sees ing doesn’t leave much room for trying to see it from himself as the the other side, or working out a win-win compromise.
According to the Free Expression Policy Project, every federal appellate court that has addressed the issue of violent entertainment has rejected the premise that research proves a causal relationship between violent media and violent behavior. 41 CHAPTER THREE Are Violent Video Games Harming Youth? M any observers, social scientists, and media critics blame recent school shootings on violent video games. One of the most recent incidents was Adam Lanza’s murderous rampage in Connecticut. Lanza was an avid gun collector and a fan of violent video games such as Call of Duty and World of Warcraft.