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The Negative Effects of Media on Children Did you know according to the university of Miami 40 of the average thirty minute news program was devoted to crime That crime on your television set may be the reason your child may thinks its alright to bring a gun to school Did you also know that 12 of the magazines 20 of books and 71 percent of pornographic films portrayed some violent theme Carter 1 Sex and violence in media can traumatize youngsters lead to mistrust later in life and negatively influence children and young adults This is what incites sexual violence and abuse in the home toward children and many of the sex crimes committed in todays society Most people would agree that violence is a natural part of life but what effect is it having on the children teens and even adults of America Studies conclude viewing certain programs of violence can increase aggression in children make them more fearful and less trusting and desensitize them to violent behavior in other people Clark 1 Studies show a much higher likelihood of a child exposed to violent media to carry out the same violent acts they see on television and film and hear everyday in popular music Many people choose to argue the fact that television and film arent anything but fantasy but to a child they cant quite tell the difference Researchers took MRIs Magnetic Resonance Images of 8 youngsters brains as they watched Rocky IV a blank screen and a film showing baby animalskids brains processed 2 the violence in the same area of the brain as they process real violence Rolfe 1 Seeing people get constantly shot killed hit and abused children as well as adults become desensitized to these horrible acts It becomes rather routine to see a shooting on the five Oclock news or to see someone get dismembered on an episode of
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