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In the recent years neglect has played an important role in the escalation of teen violence Neglect has caused many teenagers to commit murders or even go on murder sprees that sometimes result in suicide Neglected teenagers commit crimes like school shootings to receive attention from the media and American citizens The lack of attention the teenagers receive permits them to watch violent movies listen to violent music play violent video games and research violent topics on the Internet The media contains some extreme violence however society would not have to worry about how much violence the media contains if parents would take time to watch the programs their child watches and explain to the child that the actions can not be real or possible To students with low self-esteems violence may appear to be the only way to take care of problems and to receive attention Media 1 The media contains more violence now than ever Some television programs movies the Internet music and video games contain too much violence Media 1 Teenagers may learn to turn their anger into violent actions by watching music videos like Marilyn Mansons that posses a violent context Media1 Children sometimes look to the media for ideas to use in committing crimes such as The Basketball Diaries In the movie Leonarado DiCapario strolls into a classroom and shoots his classmates and teacher Media1 Children also watch the program WWF wrestling which has extreme violence The program contains seens in which the wrestlers proform sacrifices drink beer curse rip each others clothes off or even strip hit each other with chairs and shoot each other with fire balls Children see these actions and how nothing ever happens to the wrestlers and believe they can preform these stunts too These programs teach children that violence does not hurt anyone Neglected children do not get the proper amount of attention they need so they turn to entertainment stars for role models
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