SeX or Violence

Why do so many parents get upset when their kids see sex,
but not even blink an eye when they’re exposed to violence on TV,
in movies or in video games?
Only in the United States is sex considered more "dangerous" than violence.
In European media, no one makes much of a fuss about nudity, for example. If you’re seeing a TV show or movie about a couple and they’re waking up in the morning and getting out of bed, you might get a glimpse of someone’s derriere, just incidentally. If that occurred on American television, however, you’d see news stories about it for weeks, threatened boycotts by watchdog groups, threats by local TV stations not to air the show and Congressional representatives threatening to hold hearings.
More than 3,500 studies have found that media violence is a significant risk factor for children and adolescents, and that it increases the likelihood of aggressive behavior, as well as desensitizing even non-violent kids
Is media violence responsible for all violence in society? No, not at all. In fact, it only contributes an estimated 10-30%. Poverty, racism, personality disturbances and family chaos all contribute more. But we could do something about media violence if we wanted, and thus make society safer. We could show less violence in our media. We could show the consequences of violence on individuals and families. We could show more TV shows and movies that have anti-violence themes. And we could show less use of weapons, especially handguns.
A mom  cant get her kid to sleep after seeing scary movie…
should she have the same prob  if the kid had seen naked brest???? I dont think so….
What about sex?

Well, for kids under the age of 8 or 10, most of the sexual content or innuendoes they see just go right over their heads. They simply do not understand what’s happening (unless, of course, someone makes a fuss about it). For pre-teens and teens, yes, sexual portrayals are important, and there is increasing evidence that teens exposed to a lot of sexual content in their media are more likely to begin having sex at a younger age. But the problem here is that media is serving as a very powerful sex educator for kids, primarily because they’re not getting good, effective, comprehensive sex education at home from their parents or in schools. If we did a better job of educating kids about sex — instead of "abstinence-only" or "just say no" — they would probably be relatively immune to the effects of sexual content in movies and on TV.

So, in short, you are absolutely right: We need to worry far more about the impact of media violence on kids in this country and less about whether they see two seconds of a performer’s bare breast on a Super Bowl halftime show.

Thx Mandy for agree with my entry here.

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13 Responses to SeX or Violence

  1. Phoenix says:

    Hey Sweeti
                      You hit the nail on the head with that one Sweeti, I must say that alot of it comes down to what you allow your children to see on television etc… an 18 certificate film these days is very graffic and I think it’s too easy for kid’s to gain access to them. I must admit I used to watch An American Werewolf In London (quality film) when I was 7-8 years old, I was a bit scared of werewolves for a while, but I never wanted to go out and eat anybody! lol
    Thankyou for your comments today, isn’t it great! I’m so happy now the flat is sold, still got to wait a month though 😦 . I spoke with my Mum and Jim tonight, it would appear that they are less reluctant for me to get Angel whilst I am staying there than I had previously thought, I don’t like to push my luck with them, so I’m affraid the dream of my doggie will have to wait a few weeks now 😦 Two sad faces in one paragraph…upseting stuff you know!
    Now, what gave you the impression that I was scared to fall in love? I’m not scared to fall in love, I want to fall in love, more than anything in the world, even more than Angel and Europe! I don’t want to get hurt….that’s what I’m scared of, coming out of an eight year relationship is really tough, I don’t ever want to feel like that again. But…. I will fall in love again someday, and when I do, I hope it’s forever, so I never have to feel that way again huh 🙂
    Smile….Big smile!!,,,,,,,,there ya go! -x-
    Pro Libertate! -x-

  2. Delete52Mitch says:

    Sweeti, this is an exceptional essay, too. Bravo! Mitch

  3. Rajeev says:

    I don’t think anybody could have written it any better! :)U said it all.I guess u were the one who left a comment in my other blog.wud be more than happy if u could allow access to urs! :)peace & loveJeevy

  4. Atique says:

    Hi Sweeti,Thanks for dropping by your comments. You are right, life needs to have ups and downs…. And had it been a straight line, everyone would be dead. Like that, its true…Will try to adjust myself with the ups and downs… Take care, chao !Atique…

  5. pandora says:

    Hello again;
    Thank you for visitting.
    I came to wish you a very nice weekend…I hope to be on the beach, the wether is getting nicer 😀

  6. deepu says:

    ohh if i were you , i wouldnt try to speak much but try to just be with that person or try to listen more, make him open up his heart more….
    niway, as they say time is the best healer, and if the clok is slow then it is painful…ohhhbeing sensetive is not a bad thing you see…
    wel,,,here this one really showcases the personal feelingsn consen you ahv for people all over, the wel benig of society…great read…if it s not violence, it s sex that sells fast, or other way….either ways, media look for wat sells quik, it doenst matter to them who s affected…ha?neverthless, hats off to you sweets…this is a bold one..

  7. Michiko's says:

    Hi Sweeti San,
    It’s interesting! more gentleman in hereD= you are the sexy oneLOL! it always nice to hear ha ha ha
    Sexy sell it always has and it always will today young girls have demand for (anything) sexy is rapidly, Now body matters more than brains LOL! be sexy be hot be stylish. who doesn’t likes sex??? Not many? that’s normal ….but today young people are have sex as shake hands that’s so easy to do. in the ways very sad…without love that just likes an animal….it is beyond me..
    I think I better going to working in the garden ha ha ha
    Have a wonderful Sunday,

  8. Jitender says:

    American politicians live and breathe media ratings. Nudity and sex for some reason are considered against family values and the great christian nation of America is scared shitless it is losing its family values so every politician is up on the soap box and part of some watchdog group.Violence is good because it keeps people scared and nudity is ALSO good because it gives politicians a chance to preach about family values.Children require constant commentary and explanation when watching television. Independent viewing is always bad because the child will mostly get wrong impressions from what is viewed.And yes you are right. Sex education should occur at home. Most parents today leave it to schools or media and then worry that their children are being exposed to too much sexual content. In other words, most parents are idiots 😛

  9. Michiko's says:

    Hi Sweeti San,
    Sorry It seems like my brain fog that I didn’t read properly. Yes! we want to shield our children from the violence and sex in the media.
    The parents must find a way of supporting children to help them to understand about premarital sex.
    there’s probably little guidance,without guidance,or when the guidance depends on parents, children need to learn and develop as they become capable adults, although we need to support them in their mistakes….
    Have a great day,

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