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TV violence The relationship between violence on the screen and violence in real life is extremely complicated But while the relationship may not be that of direct cause and effect we must bear it in mind Violent programmer may depress some people shock others de-sensitize some and encourage imitation by a few BBC Handbook-Guidelines for TV Producers Regarding Violence and Censorship The media is all around us and for this reason I feel it is inevitable that it will have some sort of effect on us Television is the most popular and accessible form of media everybody has at least one television set in their home It is also said to be the most vivid portrayer of the world Screen violence is a term given to violence seen in television programmers videos and cinema basically any violence viewed on a screen What causes a problem when debating screen violence is how we define and measure violence as different people have different interpretations of what is violent Some kinds of violent activity are labeled as violent others as war heroism Everybody interprets and responds to the media in different ways The hypodermic syringe or effects model is a theory which concentrates on the negative effects of the media ie what the media does to us The power is believed to lie with the media and terms such as the mass media or mass communications are often used to emphasize the size and scale of media operations It believes in a passive audience and highlights certain groups of people as being more vulnerable than others are Children people who are mentally ill women and the working class are the named groups because they are either obviously vulnerable ie children and the mentally ill or exposed to the media much more than other groups of people ie women and the working class I agree with this as far as children and the mentally ill are concerned because
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