Media And Society

The media has influenced people in society in many ways. One of those ways is mostly through television. Just sixty years ago the invention of the television was viewed with black and white ghost like figures on a screen so small hardly anyone could see them clearly. From reporting the news, and persuading us to buy certain products, to providing programs with violence, television has all but replaced written material. A lot of the material that can be seen on television is violence. Unfortunately, it is these violent programs that are endangering our present day society.
Violent images on television, as well as in the movies, have inspired people to set spouses on fire in their beds, lie ...

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is especially damaging to young children, age 8 and under, because they cannot tell the difference between real life and fantasy. Violent images on television and in movies may seem real to these children and sometimes viewing these images can even traumatize them with bad dreams and other types of things.
Despite the negative effects media violence has been known to generate, no official changes have been made to deal with this problem that seems to be getting worse every minute. The United States has shown this violence so much, that movies such as “Natural
Born Killers” and television shows such as “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” are viewed as normal, everyday entertainment. It’s even rare now to find a children’s cartoon that does not depict some type of violence or comedic aggression. What people do not realize though, is that it is the children that are ending up with problems. Unlike most rational, educated adults, many children are gradually beginning to accept ...

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