ERIC Number: ED450069
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Violence in Audio-Visual Media: How Educators Can Respond. ERIC Digest.
Hepburn, Mary A.
Over the past 20 years there have been numerous studies and frequent warnings about violent television programs and movies arousing young people to act violently. Researchers have pointed to many hours of viewing excessive violence as a potential contributor to violent behavior by youngsters. This digest examines evidence of violence in television programs, movies, and video games; the possible impact of audio-visual media violence on the behavior of youngsters; and what educators can do about it. Suggests six instructional activities for teaching about violence in the media. Describes five relevant Web sites. (BB)
Descriptors: Childrens Television, Computer Games, Content Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Background, Elementary Secondary Education, Films, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Mass Media, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use, Media Research, Nonprint Media, Social Studies, Teacher Education, Television, Television Viewing, Video Games, Violence
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
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Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.