Scholar george gerbner's conclusions indicate that watching television makes people more likely to think the world is a dangerous place. The advent of video games raised new questions about the potential impact of media violence, since the video game player is an active participant rather than merely a viewer.
By: brittany bostic, yes research assistant social media is a huge part of the lives of everyday americans, and there is growing evidence to support the role that social media plays in youth violence, both directly and indirectly very similar to the recent cyber bullying phenomenon, twitter, facebook, and youtube have become a platform for youth violence.
This is a key limitation of current theory within media violence research failure to employ standardized, reliable and valid measures of aggression and media violence exposure at present most of the debate appears to focus on whether media violence may influence more minor forms of aggressiveness. The portrayal of violence, sex, and drugs/alcohol in the media has been known to adversely affect the behavior of children and adolescents there is a strong association between perceptions of media messages and observed behavior, especially with children.
There is now consensus that exposure to media violence is linked to actual violent behavior. Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and.
Psychological science in the public interest media violence 82 vol 4, no 3, december 2003 ings, the 1969 national commission on the causes and prevention of violence, the 1972 surgeon general’s report.