Media. The world's biggest scapegoat

Once again the media is believed to be the root of all evil and the reason as to why children are as aggressive as they are. A new study claims that children who browse the Internet typically view sites containing violence, and therefore are more prone to violent behavior. The study went so far as to claim that individuals who viewed these websites will be 50% more likely to have violent tendencies.

Children's online experiences are considered to be a major contributing factor as to how they will act out in the "real world." While there is no doubting that violence is more "in your face" now then ever, there has always been violence in the written and visual media. By no means does this imply that anyone with access to the Internet is going to be the next Charlie Manson.

Though researchers still have no way of determining how each child will react, the real question remains; where are the parents? Parents have become more lenient as to what they find acceptable for their children. It takes a lot of effort to stay on top of what your children are viewing and doing. Another problem is some parents simply don't care. The world needs to focus more on finding solutions rather than excuses and justifications as to why both children and adults do what they do.

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