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What is your opinion regarding whether or not media depictions of violence promote violence? To what extent you think varying degrees of depicted violence have an equal or unequal influence on viewers?

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It is a common theory that media depictions of violence promote violence. This is confirmed in the study of Savage (2003) saying that children with aggressive tendencies tend to prefer violent programming more than children without them.

The National Association for the Education of Young Children (1994) revealed three problems associated with heavy viewing of television violence: a.) Children may become less sensitive to the pain and suffering of others; b.) they may become more fearful of the world around them; and c.) they may be more likely to behave in aggressive or harmful ways toward others Exposure to media ...

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This discussion shows the role of the media in promoting violence. Young viewers are the most vulnerable by unconsciously watching cartoons that depict violence.