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For years isolated incidents of killings shootings stabbings and school violence saddened the country but were acknowledged more as acts of evil that were of the stage of poor schools or sometimes the result of a single corrupted mind It wasnt until a pattern of mass shootings occurred around the country in the late 1990s that attention was focused on the problem as a national concernHusky Linda Then researchers started looking for the cause of these monstrous attacks and many fingers were pointed at violence produced in the media But is there really a link between these two How does speculating violence in the media whether by watching or listening affect children Why are these unwanted killing sprees and violence harassing the nation Furthermore and how do we solve them We solve them by applying more restrictions of Media Violence which will help control violent tendencies in the youthFirst What is Media Violence Well Media violence is information We internalize it at some level and there are persistent effects observing mediated violence creates a disinheriting effect on the executive centers of the brain much like alcohol does At a point media violence desensitizes us Hollywood argues that audiences demand violent programs knowing itdesensitizes us But actually recent researches show viewers who go to YouTube on the web are self-selecting non-violent content Almost 70 percent of primetime television shows contain violence but only 13 percent of the content selected by viewers off of YouTube has violent content This would seem another dent in Hollywoods argument that audiences demand violent programs Jeffrey McCallNext How does speculating violence in the media whether by watching or listening affect youth Well by witnessing violence most children tend to distrust others and feel insecure and fearful Hence they are unable to form an proactive relationship throughout their lives Begum Ali Khowaja For example James Holmes 24 was arrested after killing at least 12 people in a movie theater in Denver
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