Violent Media and its negative effects on adolescents

by AmandaMcc on May 15, 2017 - 9:20am

Media has become an integral part of a person’s everyday life. We depend on technology and media for most things, from entertainment to work. However, over the years, media has begun to have a negative impact of its users and viewers. More specifically, a rising issue that is affected people everywhere is exposure to violent media from a young age. Studies have shown how exposure to any sort of violent media, such as video games, movies and television shows, can have several negative impacts on the youth. In the article “Emotional and Physiological Desensitization to Real-Life and Movie Violence” by Sylvie Mrug, the author talks about how the violent media that we witness from a young age can lead individuals to becoming desensitized to most forms of violence that we will witness as we grow up. In the article “The Effects of Media Violence on Adolescent Health” written by Tara Nevins, she discusses all the effects that violent media can have on an individual, in both the long term and short term.

About the author

I'm Brianna "Amanda" McCulloch and i am a Champlain college student. I am currently in my last semester studying in the Social Science program. I enjoy reading and animals. In the future, i would like to be a teacher specifically for little kids who are 5 to 10 years old.