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Various incidents have been reported on to the media where television viewers have actually learnt negative tactics from it and applied them in real life. One recent link can be connected to the Asian Subcontinent where a twenty five year old scientist shaved off his gardener’s head leaving him bald after the gardener failed to carry out his work properly one day. When the scientist was later questioned about this act, a striking revelation came forward; the previous day he had seen on the news how a robber caught by public was shaved off the hair on his head and stripped off his clothes and made to walk around the streets of the city naked – this was where the scientist had gotten the idea of what to do with his gardener.
I have always been a believer of the fact that our unconscious mind gains a lot from its surroundings, despite the fact that whatever is happening around us is acceptable to us or not. Similarly, many a times various television programs are being aired which fail to attract our interest at all. For instance, a documentary on Rape in India might fail to divert out attention towards it but our subconscious mind does pick up a little from the bits we hear of hit (Hamilton). Its human nature to learn from their surroundings and the same stands true for young kids. At that age, their mind are highly vulnerable to what is happening around them, and seeing anything on media can instill the image in their minds that it is right. A similar case was once reported in Nigeria, where a ten year old boy forcefully took off the clothes of one of his class mates. The child was later sent to reformative classes, where he confessed that he carried out the act because he had seen something similar being aired on the television and his parents watching it.
Despite the fact that the television has helps us in gaining information about the world alongside keeping us entertained, it can certainly not be
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Introduction Advertising and programming fall under commercial television. Advertising and programming does not only promote the advertisements or the programme that one is watching they also contribute widely in changing ones beliefs mood and attitude about a particular thing or a particular activity.
The article “Imitation media violence and freedom of speech” elaborates on the presence of violence in media and how it influences people largely to imitate violence. Various scandalous events and crimes, many a times media project may largely reflect high level of violence and obscenity which may harm the public.
They occupy a significant and central role in our daily routines and for better or for worse, the impact that mass media has on our lives today is huge considering how it modifies and effects our values, beliefs, behaviours and attitudes. However, the costs of one specific element of the mass media exposure has particularly had a unfavourable effect on viewers and others health.
Violence on television shown in the form of films or even on the news does have an impact on society and its various dimensions. There are many different kind of people living in a particular society – some that may be educated and rational and others that are not so.
(Watson & Martin, 2011). When asked, network owners retorted that the existing studies were inconclusive. After several decades, several government documents and a huge number of empirical studies present compelling evidence that television violence can have adverse impact on viewers (Grimes, Anderson, & Bergen, 2008).
Center for Disease Control (CDC) also voiced concern and concluded the same.
According to Media Awareness Network, George Gerbner of Temple University included cartoon violence in his data-set and defined "violence as the act (or threat) of injuring or killing someone, independent of the method used or the surrounding context" whereas professors Guy Paquette and Jacques de Guise of University of Laval do not include cartoon violence in their research due to "its comical and unrealistic presentation."
This is because of the youth’s vulnerable stage where they like imitating celebrities who according to them seem to be “cool”. This is in terms of dressing codes and sometimes behavior, hence loosing their morals and become indiscipline, which
The world particularly began experiencing the growth of the media in the twentieth century following its advent (Hogan, 2005). Today mass media plays a big role in the social environment. Today television, videos, radio, movies, computer networks, and video