Impact on children of aggression & war toy-ads in cartoon programs. Study findings, case examples, attitudes & behavior, desensitization.
VIOLENT JUVENILE CRIME.
Overview of literature & conflicting theories on causes & treatment in U.S. Increase in crime, risk factors, prevention strategies.
Examines whether cultural portrayals of violence are presented realistically. Influence of the mass media; power of the media to shape lived experience. Violence in Hollywood films, in television, in reality shows, in the public schools. Linkages between violence, culture and mass media.
VIOLENCE IN CHILDREN AND THE MEDIA
This paper reviews several studies of the negative effects exerted on children as a result of media violence. The paper also examines research aimed at determining how these negative effects are produced. The paper ends with several conclusions formulated on the basis of the reviewed literature.
VIOLENT TV & CHILDREN.
Effects of such programming on development. Limitations of research, popular perceptions, theories, monitoring, real world v. fictional TV, behavioral reinforcement, observational learning.
Desensitization to Violence
Discusses why today's children and teenagers are desensitized to violence emphasizing role of television and video games. Significance of the problem. Psychological and sociological underpinnings of desensitization to violence. Cites empirical studies on the topic.
TV VIOLENCE: IMPACT ON CHILDREN.
Explores psychological & behavioral influences, cartoons; 'Kidult' shows; modeling; dangers to society, suggestions for citizens' committees.