Media Violence as a Risk Factor

Imitative behavior is another major effect of seeing violence in the media.
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Consistency of Media Violence Effects

Longitudinal. There are fewer well-conducted longitudinal studies (which assess participants repeatedly over time), but the growing body of such research also yields consistent effects of media violence from a meta-analytic standpoint. These studies measure aggressiveness at both the beginning and the end of the study, and statistically control for earlier levels of aggression while predicting later aggressive and violent behavior. This procedure rules out many alternative explanations, thus allowing stronger causal conclusions. For example, another explanation for the link between media violence and aggressive/violent behavior is that "naturally" aggressive children (by virtue of their biological or other unspecified characteristics) are more likely to both behave more aggressively and to consume more violent media. This alternative explanation predicts that longitudinal studies, in which level of innate aggression is statistically controlled (by partialling out Time 1 aggression level), will find no association between media violence consumption and later aggression/violence. The data consistently contradict this alternative possibility.

Sexual activity in the mass media is another negative influence on teenagers.
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Size of Media Violence Effects

This SPSSI report builds on these earlier statements, reflecting the unique interests and expertise of a large group of psychological scholars dedicated to the study of societal issues from a scientific psychological perspective. It jointly emphasizes understanding underlying psychological processes and broader societal impact, and therefore brings the best psychological science to bear on a practical societal problem. This report also benefits from several high quality studies on media violence effects published since the last major report.

Type of Aggressive/Violent Behaviors Linked To Media Violence
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Secondly,there is a comedic part on almost every show which seems to hold nosin, but when examined closely will be revealed for what it reallyis. For gloating (also called disability humor) which is a mostabominable and uncharitable sin will most certainly be impossible toescape if you watch TV-series! This odious sin of gloating prevailsin every kind of media such as cartoons, films and shows, wherepeople are beating each other or laughing at the different calamitiesor stupidities that another person will experience. Think about howevil this is: to laugh at another person’s calamity or sorrow!Yet, you cannot escape seeing this when you watch TV! Do to others asyou would have them do to you, was one of the commandments of ourLord! (Matthew 7:12) - You would not want someone laughing or makingfun of your calamities and miss-happenings, yet we laugh and approveit when sad things happen to others? Then we have the constant jokesabout the Christian religion with countless of derogatory wordsuttered in a most blasphemous spirit by the media when it tries todepict how utterly stupid, foolish, and out of date it is to be afirm Bible believing Christian. The constant ridicule and mockery ofGod and the Christian religion should be sufficient cause forrejecting this mortally sinful filth entirely! Again, you would notapprove of a show that blasphemed you, a friend, child or wife, yetyou watch shows making a mockery of God and religion which is worthinfinitely more than weak human beings.

The main purposes of mass media are to provide information, entertainment and advertisement.
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Ontario's new system will have five categories:

Family - appropriate for viewing by a person of any age
Parental Guidance - parents should exercise discretion in permitting a child to view the film
14A - an adult must accompany children under 14
18A - an adult must accompany persons under 18
Restricted - only persons 18 years of age and older may see this film

Final Thoughts:

While the issue of violence in the media is not coming to an end any time soon, there is hope.

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Now,you might ask: “So are you forbidding all media as wrong andsinful to watch?” The answer is no. Not all media is bad, butalmost everything on television is however. You might have to watchless at what the box has to offer for you. There are for examplenumerous great religious films and series which is totally acceptableand good for the Spirit to watch (even though, in many films,especially newer ones, there will be immodest scenes or scenes ofimpurity. A Christian must not look on films or series which theyknow have bad scenes that will tempt them). Religious films are thebest since they direct your mind toward spiritual things and God,which cannot be said of worldly films. When I am talking aboutReligious films, I am not referring to these worldly films disguisedas religious films, which really has nothing at all to do aboutspirituality but really about the world, for example, stories about aman falling in love with a woman or a woman falling in love with aman, or other worldly motives, with jokes, much vain talk, etc. Thisis complete and utter nonsense and serves nothing at all for theedifying of soul, mind or body, and should be totally avoided as thetrash it really is!

Violence in the Media and Entertainment (Position Paper)

Youcannot allow your children to watch anything unless you are 100%certain that the film, show or audio, they are viewing, have nothingin it that are against God’s law. Unless you keep thisstandard, you will have your children tormenting you for all eternityin hell since you allowed evil influences and sins to effect them atan early age. You are responsible for their spiritual well being aslong as they live under your roof. This, of course, should make everyparent very nervous. For if you had a real live tiger in yourbedroom, you would never allow your child in there since the animalcould kill them and eat them. The TV, Internet or media is far more dangerousthan a tiger ever will be since it kills the immortal soul of yourprecious child! Yet, most people allow their children to watch TVwithout any supervision. If you say that you cannot supervise theirviewing of media, then throw out the TV and other media appliancesthat they use to access sinful things or prepare yourself to sufferthe eternal consequences in the fire of Hell for your actions!