The power of media is something no body can define because it is something that we all look forward to the moment we open our eyes in the early morning and shut them with, that very night. In fact,media is so much a part of most of our lives today that we may not even realize how much effect it has on an individual's life.
The cinematic industry has grown increasingly towards a shift inviolence and horror in its films. However, the real question is, what kind of impact does this violence have on American school children and adults. I
answer that question and more in this essay. 

Therehas been much debate throughout the course of American society over the use of violence in books, films, and video games. Several years ago, a bill was passed in Congress which required that all videogames have ratings on them such as "M" for Mature and "E" for Everyone. These ratings were required because games such as that involving shooting like "Vice City" were thought of to incite violenceamong teenagers and young children. With the rating system, parents and adults could know the risks of such video games. 

Likewise, there is a ratings system for movies like Rated "R" or PG 13 orPG. Still the question is do these films have a real impact on children and society. The answer as this essay will show, in some cases. As scientists and doctors have proven through careful studies andresearch, the impact of violence really depends on the personality and character traits of young adults and children. A child or teenager who has been brought up in an abusive family and has been hitas a child is more likely to lash out at other people especially if they have just seen a very violent film like the "Chainsaw massacre."

Other children who have been brought up in caring andnurturing environments really aren't affected by these films. The best ways to deal with horror and violent films that teenagers and young children have seen is by talking with them according to James... [à continuer]

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