Aggression in Children
To answer the question if a child is more likely to exhibit aggressive play after watching two hours of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles my answer is yes. I am currently having this issue with my nephews trying to be Mighty Morphing Power Rangers. I gave them the DVD as a Christmas present and I had to take it back within that same week. Every day there were issues with one kicking or punching the other. The media has a big influence on aggressive behavior in society. It can come in the form of promoting video games, movies, or any type of violent shows. I think a big factor in this is that some of the most well-known people in the world are being used to promote this type of behavior. Kobe Bryant is one of the most beloved athletes in the game today by young kids. He also is one of the people advertised in the commercial for the violent video game “Call of Duty”, a game which you score points by killing someone. A young kid sitting at home main purpose to get this game may be just because their favorite basketball player is featured in it. I think the news itself has become one of the biggest role factors in aggressive behaviors. The news has become an advertisement source in its own way for young teens and adults to get the attention they may be lacking to get their violent point across. This past year alone is a prime example. I feel as though the news treated some of these criminals that performed mass murders and killed innocent people like celebrities and movie stars. They had stories and specials on their lives as well as their planned out strategy to perform the killings. There is always some sick person watching the news that wants that same attention and wants to out do what they just saw the news reporting. Not only that the news and media may have just helped the person by explaining where the previous person went wrong. Even though I think the media has an influence on this type of behavior the parents should also be held...
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