Violence in the media promotes violence in society. To what extent do you agree?

Nowadays,
media
is an important part of life for
children
and the elderly.
People
watch it to learn or entertain.
However
, a segment of society is convinced that broadcasting violent content may cause the promotion of
violence
in society. I completely agree with
this
opinion due to several reasons that I will
further
discuss in
this
essay. To commence, many
media
programmes use
violence
to grab the viewers attention.
This
works particularly well with the younger
children
and adolescents that look for the thrill.
However
, according to recent studies,
children
that are exposed to
violence
in the
media
become aggressive and lack empathy. To illustrate, younger
children
and adolescents spend around 6-7 hours a day watching TV and playing video games. It means that they are greatly influenced by the content they view.
As a result
, depicted cruelty can make them more aggressive and violent towards others. Adding
further
, brutality shown in movies is heroic and
people
blindly imitate their behaviour. Take,
for example
, Batman. For many
people
, Joker is a real hero,
although
he is a negative character who kills innocent
people
.
Children
and adolescents are misled and told that
violence
is good and that it can help to solve problems.
Similarly
, in video games, brutality is encouraged. Because a child playing a video game does kicking and killing with delight.
Subsequently
, they accept
this
behaviour as normal and later, do it to their friends. To conclude, the
media
plays an important role in our society.
Children
and adults exposed to violent content will unconsciously be more aggressive.
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