Parents are the desired target audience of these stories which is evident through the mentioning of "children" and "youth". Both news reports state that the media available to children today has proven to be devastating on the way they portray everyday life events. "Music Video Ban" is about a graphically violent music video produced by Perth band Beaverloop, creating outrage in society. "Video Game Violence" is a story about the effect of both suitable and non-suitable video games on children, supported by interviews and a psychiatric case study. In "Music Video Ban" to heighten the seriousness of this situation, the Columbine massacre is randomly mentioned and images of victims' families are shown. This is to help' the viewer in understanding the attitude given, and reveals the possibilities of what can happen when access to violent media is too broad. In the "Video Game Violence" story, images of a devastated family from an incident involving a copy-cat murder are displayed. The ideas were taken from an R-rated Australian film known as "Bad Boy Bubby" and were used on Perth girl Natasha in her sleep by her 17 year old boyfriend. This is evidence enough that even the most unexpected can be influenced by meaningless entertainment... [continues]
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