Effects of movie violence on children

While violence is not new to the human race, it is an increasing problem in modern society. With greater access to firearms and explosives, the scope and efficiency of violent behavior has had serious consequences. While the causes of youth violence are multi factorial and include such variables as poverty, family psychopathology, child abuse, exposure to domestic and community violence, substance abuse and other psychiatric disorders, the research literature is quite compelling that children’s exposure to media violence plays an important role in the etiology of violent behavior.

The recent increase in school violence have cause American residents to panic.  Parents are now scared to send their children to school for fear of being victimized by school violence.  The most important age for any person is his early childhood.  This is the part wherein a person is vulnerable to anything, and absorbs anything be it right or wrong.  This is where they learn almost everything that will eventually shape a person’s very being, mentally, morally and emotionally.  Imagine a child learning ways on how to kill by simply watching a movie.  Since movies today involve new ways of killing a person, a child not knowing which is right or wrong takes it like any other lesson being given to him and learns it quickly.  They then practice this new found knowledge or skill in Chandigarh school and on other children.  What they don’t know, is that what they are doing is wrong and will eventually ruin their life and future.

The understanding and awareness should come from the basic institutions of a person’ life those are family, school, friends etc. Here schools are a major factor which can influence children through real life experiences. There many such institutions in our country especially in northern parts, work in this manner which I call best school. The best schools in Mohali promote basic awareness to children on these grounds.  Teachers are equally responsible when it comes to child development.  They should educate children about the negative effects of watching violent films and TV shows.  Teacher should also encourage children to take up reading as a hobby or to watch knowledge related shows.  This not only gives a child a chance to develop positive attitudes, it also provides him with knowledge that he will need to survive in today’s competitive world.  With the right film, guidance, and knowledge, we can groom children in a very positive way, thus eliminating the chances that they will develop any kind of violent behavior.


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