Things certainly have changed since the days of things being written on stone tablets and the only form of entertainment being going outside to play.
Parents now mostly use electronic devices to raise their children.
Now most children spend a majority of their time surrounded by some technological device to keep them entertained.
“Youths spend an average of over seven and a half hours a day with entertainment media, many of which have violent content” (Funk, Baldacci, Pasold, & Baumgardner, 2004 ; Rideout, Foehr, & Roberts, 2010 ; Anderson, 2012).
Media often plays a very strong role on how a child acts toward different situations.
Sometimes the behaviors that they express are very violent and aggressive because the child believes that is the proper way of dealing with the situation.In this paper I will show the different sides to the debate on whether all of the violence that our children are seeing causes them to become more aggressive and violent.Anyone who has been around a child knows that they are like a sponge and they soak up all of the knowledge that they can from their environment. They try to do everything that they do and act the way that they do.They are constantly surrounded by violent content whether it is from television, movies, or music.On the other side of this are those that say that the violence that is portrayed constantly around us has no more of an effect on our children now than it did fifty years ago.This same thing stands to reason when dealing with what they watch on television.They want to be just like their favorite good guy in the show or the hero.The biggest difference between then and now is the technological advances that the human race has made.It seems like violence in the media has become mainstream.Raising children in that aspect has always been the same and will never change.The main thing that has changed is the parent’s involvement in the actual raising of their children.