ERIC Number: ED443776
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Vicarious Violence on the Screen: A Challenge to Educators and Families. Technical Assistance Bulletin No. 16. [Updated Version].
Hepburn, Mary A.
This technical bulletin poses questions of concern to law-related educators (LRE) and citizenship educators working to reduce violence among students and the larger community. Maintaining that the sociological implications of violence on television and in video games should be a serious concern to all educators, the bulletin describes the importance of the television media, examines the effects of violent television programs and video games, and discusses possible implications for LRE educators. The bulletin suggests the following instructional approaches in discussing with students the prevalence of media violence and how to practice critical thinking in evaluating television programs and video games: (1) First Amendment freedom of speech; (2) using the V-chip; (3) critical analysis; (4) redesigning programs to present fewer sounds and scenes of violence; (5) awareness of market share; and (6) activities involving the family and community. Contains 22 references and a 14-item annotated resource list for teachers and parents. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education, Instructional Materials, Law Related Education, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Role, Programming (Broadcast), Social Attitudes, Social Control, Social Influences, Social Problems, Social Studies, Television Research, Television Viewing, Violence
American Bar Association, Division for Public Education, 541 North Fairbanks Court, Chicago, IL 60611-3314. Tel: 312-988-5735; Web site: http://www.abanet.org/publiced ($1.50).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
Authoring Institution: American Bar Association, Chicago, IL. Public Education Div.