Violence in the Media

Carol RoachStarred Page By Carol Roach, 5th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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This series will deal with some of the questions and answers concerning why some people become lone gunmen and take it upon themselves to go out and shoot innocent school children or college and university students.

Violence in the media

Youths of today whether or not they live in America or they live in Montreal, they all live in a violent culture. They are exposed to aggression in movies, music, videos, video games, and magazines. The Internet is another source for violence seen all over the world. These youths are so entrenched in these violent words and actions that the fine line between reality and fantasy disappears. These youths ingest all the violence. They learn ways of carrying out heinous acts and they lose the ability to discern killing bad guys in the virtual world with killing innocent people in the real world. These kids do not plot a single murder they want to take out several people at once, John Rambo style.

Violence on TV and computer technology

There has been much research to show the correlation between violence and TV viewing and yet Hollywood and the media continue to ignore the findings.

Parents may do their best to supervise what goes on in the house but they cannot tail their teenagers 24 hours day. They cannot sufficiently monitor what kids are doing outside of the home. With modern technology their kids are often more advanced in computer technology than their parents and a hide what they are viewing on the Internet as well.

Parents may do their best to supervise what goes on in the house but they cannot tail their teenagers 24 hours day. They cannot sufficiently monitor what kids are doing outside of the home. With modern technology their kids are often more advanced in computer technology than their parents and a hide what they are viewing on the Internet as well.

Firearms

Doctor Cornell goes on to say that firearms are responsible for most of the youth crimes, there availability makes it quite easy to act out these schools shootings. He states that without access to guns these crimes would never have been committed. Having a gun is a critical risk factor. The rate of homicide committed by youth has tripled in the last decade. He states that firearms are not the underlying cause of the violence, but they provide the means to carry it through.

Do the research and experience of Dr. Cornell have any bearing on Montreal Dawson College shooter, Kimveer Gill. He was older, 25 years old, and no longer in school. The next article series will deal with the findings surrounding the Kimveer Gill case.


Some links to previous articles in this series

The profile of a school shooter

School Shooter Personalities

Why Some People Become School Shooters

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author avatar Carol Roach
Retired therapist and author of two books, freelance writer, newsletter editor, and blogger. I write, health, mental health, women's issues, animal , celebrity, history, and SEO articles.

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author avatar Kingwell
5th Apr 2015 (#)

Violence in the media is certainly a factor but the availability of guns is even more so. Good article and looking forward to more. Blessings.

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author avatar Carol Roach
5th Apr 2015 (#)

availability of guns was talked about in this series

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author avatar Retired
5th Apr 2015 (#)

It's high time the media should realize the importance of sensible reporting.

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author avatar Retired
6th Apr 2015 (#)

It seems that one effect of the Internet has been to isolate young people from family influence, with the replacement being the wider "family" of whatever Internet community a young person may choose to associate with.

When you add in the factor that much of what is available online is fantasy as well as reality - and the two often merge into one - the experiences of many young people as they grow up are vastly different from those of their parents, and there is an understandable risk of family breakdown as a result.

You therefore end up with loners who have heads full of semi-fantastical ideas about the world. Make the means of acting out violence readily available, and you have the seeds of disaster well and truly sown.

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author avatar Carol Roach
6th Apr 2015 (#)

I couldn't agree with you more. There are so many sites on the internet that sell memorabilia from mass murderers. It is just incredible.

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