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Negative Effects of Media on Children

The media evidently has a noticeable impact on our lives and behaviours and especially the immature, impressionable and weak-minded people in our society. In a short span of time, most children can imitate a movie character, sing an advertising song, or show other impressions of what they learn from media. These examples may include posing indecently or expressing violent behaviour. Children only have to put a movie into a DVD player, open a magazine, click on a website, or turn on the television to get involved in all kinds of experiences. It really is that easy.

Media is a source of entertainment, news, sports education etc. Whatever media offers, plays an significant role in our lives and we experience a lot from it. Some of what it teaches may not be what we want children to learn, especially “violence”. One can notice violence everywhere these days. But I think the main source of violence is our own little pet called Television.

Television broadcasts an enormous amount of violence every day. Whenever we turn it on, we can see different kinds of programs showing brutal and violent scenes. As children have some sort of vulnerability towards such stuff, they seem to grasp everything more rapidly than an average adult. The perfect example would be my own younger sisters. My parents have always kept one of my sisters, a twelve year old, under strict supervision since her childhood and that turned out to be really good as well as bad for her. Good in a sense that today I can proudly say that she is a responsible daughter, sister, and student. She talks in a polite manner and shows decency in her attitude and bad because too much restriction and supervision has demolished her self-esteem. She often feels herself as an ignorant person due to the fact that her friends discuss about some cool movies that she was never allowed to watch.

On the other hand, my youngest sister is totally a brat. It is because of the lack of attention we provided to her. She would freely watch any kind of program and there was no one to supervise her. She mostly watched violent cartoons such as Pokemon and Beyblade, which shows extremely violent content and she also played brutal games on the computer. Initially, everything was fine but gradually we noticed a drastic change in her attitude. She started shouting, yelling, and showed aggression in her behaviour. When asked what she wants for her birthday present, to my utter astonishment, she demanded a Star Wars games disc. Her behaviour clearly depicts how easily children can get influenced by media.

Media, these days, shows violence in such a naturalistic way that children seem to take it as a part of their daily lives. Movies



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