The Alarming Impact of Media on Children Infographic

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At Mommy Bear Media we are alarmed by the continuing lowering of standards in the media and the impact it has on our children. We urge you to consider the infographic below and consider how media has degraded over time and what we can do as individuals and as a society to address the problem.

The Alarming of Impact of Media on Children

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  1. Maddie Klingaman says

    When I was young you had 10 television channels and days were spent outside or at friends home hanging out in the "play" room or other area of the house that was ok to hang out in. We didn't watch television. We pretended we were Cher and sang and made dances up to Half Breed (by Cher). I remember that the worst thing that ever happened at school was in High School there was a big fight. No knives, guns or chains. Just fists. Scary how far we have come and yet how far we have yet to go.

  2. says

    Why does everybody relate media to violence? In china last year (severely limited access to all kinds of media) More people died in school stabbings and mass stabbings than in all of the US shootings last year.

    • Matthew C. Piccolo says

      Taylor, I haven't read up on all the studies, but I'm thinking it would be very difficult to prove that viewing violence causes people to act violently or that it does not cause people to act violently, because there are so many other factors that could be involved (family situation, socio-economic status, natural temperament, access to weapons).

      Still, I think common sense dictates that the more you see something, the more you think about it, and, therefore, the more likely you are to engage in the activity. I could be wrong, but it doesn't seem like we need a study to make that connection, even if it's difficult to prove.

    • says

      I'm just fed up with news sites and things like this giving Games and other forms of media a trashy appearance. At the very top It lists that both of the mass shooters Like and play videogames. That little nugget describes millions of people worldwide. Why don't they list that both mass shooters both own toothpaste? Its just an arbitrary fact that gives less informed viewers the impression that videogames are to blame for the whole thing. The exception does not prove the rule. If you can ignore the harsh language, Penn and Teller actually take a look into this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWr4htYp9dM

  3. Matthew C. Piccolo says

    Great infographic. Not all the movies or TV shows I came across growing up in the 80's were appropriate for children/families, but from my own experience it seems that finding a "family-friendly" movie or show these days is very difficult. Pretty much the only TV I watch is sports here and there or BYUTV online, which has great family programming. And the only movies I watch are ones I look up first on kids-in-mind or find at stores like MommyBear Media.

  4. says

    I think this is propaganda, and going a little too far. I watched a lot of tv when I was young, and I never killed anyone. I agree with some points, but we really have to take a look at the other aspects of these psychos' lives…

  5. says

    I think it's definitely up to the parent to set limits on what kids watch, and how much/how often they watch it. Growing up, I wasn't allowed to play video games, and I had a set limit on how much TV I watch. I can't believe how many parents don't do this!

  6. says

    This is a great graphic. I agree that media is waaaay out of control. It use to be, TV was safe until 8pm, but now I'm having to check every show at all hours of the day! And, as far as the shootings go, the media makes it out to be like a "score card" how many did this one kill? The next should aim to kill a higher number…. It's sick.

  7. Bill Elliott says

    With all the things going on in the world today our kids do not need to woory themselves with everything shown on TV.

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