I can honestly say this Advanced Essay has been the most challenging one of the four we have received in this English class this year.
A new study in the Journal of Pediatrics says the average eight year old child spends eight hours a day on media, and teens more than 11 hours of media a day.
This is more than a full day of school, which means the youth are being exposed the media and the inappropriate things it contains For example, they see things from funny memes to violent beatings and fights.
The shooter, Christopher Harper- Mercer, after killing nine innocent people was shortly killed in gunfire with responding officers.
After the shooting, the police investigated Harper- Mercer’s background and found that he was obsessed with violent gaming and would focus on this more than spending time with his family.
With the youth being revealed to such at this young of an age, it’s already registered in their minds that this is common in society since it is praised and laughed at which can increase the likelihood of aggressive behavior at an older age without them even thinking much of it.
Kaj Björkqvist, a Professor of Developmental Psychology at Åbo Akademi University, randomly assigned one group of five- to six-year-old Finnish children to watch violent movies, another to watch nonviolent ones.
Recently, researchers at Ohio State University conducted a study and concluded that, "People who have a steady diet of playing these violent video games may come to see the world as a hostile and violent place”.
Without even the slightest thought, one’s perception of the world can be altered just by constantly being exposed to violent video games.
Both the parents and the child are unaware of how violence is impacting and influencing their lives as shown in this cartoon.
On October 1, 2015 at Umpqua Community College located in Oregon, there was a mass shooting killing nine and wounding many others.