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Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society. It affects adults and children but it has a greater impact on children. Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. More and more violence is becoming prevalent in d

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VIOLENCE Introduction What has our society come to these days? Everywhere we look, violence is present; in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. Even if one might be a pacifist, violence will seep its way into our homes through the television. Some children that see violence on television are pulled into its harmful deceptions of problem solving Every day in the news we see reports about shootings, wars, thefts, drugs, rapes, and deaths. The worse part of seen this in the news is that all way do it's complain about it and sit back. We do not even attempt an explanation or a resolution. Violence is among one of the most malignant act that has been increasing day by day. And why is it that we complain about other people being violent, but when we are asked if we are violent or if we have ever responded with violence, everyone says they are not violent. But if among ourselves we are not violent then who is it that makes our society a violent society? Violence is an everyday occurrence in our society. It affects adults and children but it has a greater impact on children. Children are more moldable and are greatly influenced by things they see and hear. More and more violence is becoming prevalent in daily lives. ...read more.

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For instance, as a recreational player of video games, I play what might be considered violent games (mostly an online "shoot 'em up" game called Counter-Strike) in the eyes of someone who perceives what I am doing as "killing" or as violent, but there in lies the problem: I make no association with the death, killing or violence. Yes, I realize that on the screen there are guns and that to someone unfamiliar with the game it might look like mindless killing, but for me, it is truly just a challenge, a very engrossing and difficult one at that (due to the nature of the game I play, online, I am playing other people with real minds trying just as hard as I am to "come out on top"). The object isn't killing, the object is winning, competition and honing your skill, which takes practice, like anything else. Now, admittedly this is a bit tangental, but the point I am making is that it is not the actual video games that are causing these deviant behaviors, but rather outside stimuli cause the ills we are experiencing as a culture. Now, having said that, if the conditions are right, I definitely believe that video games and other types of media violence can at least influence an unstable target, but banning video games or censoring everything is not the correct approach, not given my experience, not based on the friends I ... ...read more.

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Remember, violence is a behavior that is learned. Therefore, violence is a behavior that is learned. Therefore, violence in our schools can came to an end if we all contribute to preventing it. Sex in adverts Introduction The use of sex in advertising has become a major selling method in thesociety we live in today. An important controversial issue that America faces today is the debate of sex in advertising Companies make use of sexual appeal in advertising more now than ever. Very little research has been conducted of how the youth react to this and therefore, the purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of how the youth perceive sex in advertising. More specifically, it deals with how the youth define and perceive sexual appeal in advertising. The study has a qualitative approach and the empirical data was gathered through two focus group interviews with students from �rnen high school in Lule�. The findings and conclusions of this study indicated that there are gender differences of how the youth define and react to sex in advertising. Young men tend to be more focused on physical attractiveness while young women focus more on other factors such as movement. Furthermore, our conclusions suggest that there are differences of how young women and men perceive sex in advertisement. Our findings suggest that young men are not as affected as young women concerning buying behavior and self-confidence by the sexual appeals in advertisements. ...read more.

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