scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 573
Ever since the shooting at Columbine High School there has been an increased interest in violence and how it affects our children It has started other school shootings with similar acts of violence thus leading parents and even children searching for answers Answers to why and even how these events could happen Some look towards gun control some look towards parenting methods and some look at the media For instance Susan Douglas author of A Look at Terror with My Daughter and Stephen M Wolf author of Countering Violence both view the media as a negative influence on children However that is indeed the true question Does the media have an influence on violent behavior or is it just a scapegoat How would one find out whether or not the media does have an influence on violence Who better to ask than teenagers themselves In a TimeCNN poll that asked 13-17 year olds what was the believed to have caused the shooting in Littleton 75 blamed the internet 66 blamed the movies music and television and 56 blamed video games Statistics Does this mean that the media indeed does influence violence in our children maybe maybe not However the startling statistic by the American Psychiatric Association which states By the age 18 an American child will have seen 16000 simulated murders and 200000 acts of violence on television alone Statistics may prove otherwise One might ask how the media influences violence with its television shows movies and videogames Well Susan Douglas explains it in an accurate way when she states Computer and video games in particular that require you to enact murders with your own hands yes just a quick click not unlike a trigger pull may restructure some peoples individual psychology in quite powerful ways so it becomes easier to do unspeakable things in the real
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA