Debate Mansion
Debate Mansion

India-Forums

   

Television - leading cause of violence?! (Page 4)

baz786 IF-Sizzlerz
baz786
baz786

Joined: 15 March 2009
Posts: 13816

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 6:54am | IP Logged
Originally posted by clodpolish

Originally posted by baz786

Originally posted by clodpolish

I have heard and read a lot about television really playing a major role in the violence of today's world. So do you agree to it or do you feel its kinda overrated?

Is television the leading cause of violence in today's society afterall?



Cloddy

its not the leading cause but what is protayed on the news is partly to blame. other causes are violent videogames and the easy availabilty of firearms, in particular in the US.
only what is portrayed in the news (with respect to television) ?


Oh i forgot to add violence in movies play a part also
Super-Computer Groupbie
Super-Computer
Super-Computer

Joined: 15 June 2009
Posts: 101

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 7:41am | IP Logged
Originally posted by return_to_hades

My favorite show on TV currently is Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. That makes me a cop or a rapist.

I honestly do not think TV is the cause for violence. I think upbringing and society is. In the documentary 'Bowling for Columbine' Michael Moore illustrated how children in some countries were playing video games that were deemed excessively violent in the United States, yet the rate of violence was very low.

My personal opinion on what I have observed violence is less related to entertainment habits and more related to arms culture and entitlement. People who have been raised with a sense of entitlement and individuality that society owes them something tend to be more likely to resort to violence.

For example Timothy McVeigh and the Columbine shooters all felt that they were entitled to certain privileges and rights that society was not providing and resorted to violent means to obtain them.

Most children who turned violent had parents who even though advocated non violent media, held onto some for of the idea of right to bear arms without a sense of moral responsibility of bearing arms.

In actuality most of the people whom I know who are into violent/crime shows and games are the nicest of people, while some of the milder show viewers tend to be vicious.


*
It has to do with the age that one watches the violent programmes

How impressionable are adults?


*
*Woh Ajnabee* IF-Sizzlerz
*Woh Ajnabee*
*Woh Ajnabee*

Joined: 15 September 2007
Posts: 22979

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:48am | IP Logged
Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.


Super-Computer Groupbie
Super-Computer
Super-Computer

Joined: 15 June 2009
Posts: 101

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:51am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




*
Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
*
*Woh Ajnabee* IF-Sizzlerz
*Woh Ajnabee*
*Woh Ajnabee*

Joined: 15 September 2007
Posts: 22979

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 9:58am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




*
Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
*


No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.

The following 1 member(s) liked the above post:

Beyond_the_Veil

Super-Computer Groupbie
Super-Computer
Super-Computer

Joined: 15 June 2009
Posts: 101

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 10:21am | IP Logged
Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




*
Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
*


No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.


*
100% influence is definitely impossible

Charles manson and Cletus Casaday also didn;t watch violent television

Other reasons are perhaps:
1.violent family environment
2.peer influence
3.opression

*
*Woh Ajnabee* IF-Sizzlerz
*Woh Ajnabee*
*Woh Ajnabee*

Joined: 15 September 2007
Posts: 22979

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 11:17am | IP Logged
Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Originally posted by Super-Computer

Originally posted by *Woh Ajnabee*

Umm, I don't think so. When people don't have anything to blame for the negative aspects of society - they resort to finger pointing at the TV and the Internet.

I don't think TV causes violence, people do. People and their reckless attitudes and selfish desires.




*
Are you saying Television has 0 influence?
*


No, not 0 influence, but also not a 100% influence as some claim it to be. And its not watching violence that causes violence, if it is anything, its watching characters that portray headstrong and i-get-what-i-want attitudes that leads to people being violent in real life, thinking the world is theirs to beat upon. All in all, I doubt Stanley Tookie Williams was a murderer because he watched too many violent shows on TV.


*
100% influence is definitely impossible

Charles manson and Cletus Casaday also didn;t watch violent television

Other reasons are perhaps:
1.violent family environment
2.peer influence
3.opression

*


I say the reasons you mention play a much larger role in causing violence then television does.
Sujal_Fan_No1 Goldie
Sujal_Fan_No1
Sujal_Fan_No1

Joined: 06 November 2008
Posts: 1485

Posted: 18 June 2009 at 12:38pm | IP Logged
I dont think that soaps cause violence.
They choose topics that need to be put across to the viewers about what is happening in todays society, wat is out there. They raise issues so that we are aware of whats going on.

Like Eastenders - that soap has covered stories like, racism, domestic violence, bi polar disorder. And many other topics.

Go to top

Related Topics

  Topics Author Replies Views Last Post
Violence Against Women in the United States

Author: farri.muslimah   Replies: 3   Views: 524

farri.muslimah 3 524 11 March 2009 at 10:40am by raj5000
Are celebrities above crime and violence

Author: Showbizz   Replies: 6   Views: 672

Showbizz 6 672 17 December 2008 at 9:21am by raj5000
bad economy vs. violence

Author: xsweetbabygyalx   Replies: 3   Views: 443

xsweetbabygyalx 3 443 29 July 2008 at 3:12pm by jagdu
Gandhi's b'day to be world's non-violence

Author: 0mega Galaxy   Replies: 3   Views: 533

0mega Galaxy 3 533 15 June 2007 at 2:30am by kabhi_21
Rebel indeed - cause / no cause

Author: mermaid_QT   Replies: 6   Views: 539

mermaid_QT 6 539 09 March 2007 at 3:30am by IdeaQueen

Forum Quick Jump

Forum Category / Channels
Forums

Debate Mansion Topic Index

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.

Popular Channels :
Star Plus | Zee TV | Sony TV | Colors TV | SAB TV | Life OK

Quick Links :
Top 100 TV Celebrities | Top 100 Bollywood Celebs | About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | Forum Index