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Back in grade school while learning about evolution I was taught that when people cannot explain natures occurrences they called upon God or in contrast the devil Did media become a demonic figure in which we so blindly came to believe in I am an extremely superstitious individual nevertheless I refuse to accept the idea suggesting that art is harmful When our loved ones die we look to blame and punish those responsible Blaming entertainment for disasters as one of Littleton Colorado is a myth Although many argue strong perspectives that forms of entertainment such as film music internet and video games do have dramatic effect on todays youths After the Littleton shootings many points of view accusing warped entertainment have been stressed tremendously many of which seem to be sense making opinions It is a fact that children today use technology as form of fun more often then ever before Kids now spend an average of four and a half hours a day at home in front of some sort of screen according to a 2000 study of more than 1200 families by the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania The amount of time children spend ingesting media is the second-greatest amount of time they spend doing anything during childhood besides sleep said Dr Don Shifrin a University of Washington clinical professor of pediatrics and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Public Education Its the equivalent of a child being in front of a screen 24 hours a day every day for 10 full weeks each year Many of the pictures that come across young peoples eyes through todays entertainment sources include graphic violence and sexually explicit images So did the movies really made them do it As a teenager growing up in a nation behind the iron curtain my peers and I didnt have access to motion pictures glamorizing graphic violence let alone sexual contact the way
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