Thursday, October 27, 2011
The teacher said one of her kindergarten students shot his little brother three times in the stomach. I think that children don't really realize that a lot of what they see on television is surreal. For example, In a non-specific cartoon, a character gets punched in the face, gets up, walks away, and he is fine. The child sees that but they don't see the pain that the character feels. I feel that is an important step for them to process to understand reality. A child touches something hot, they remove their hand quickly, and don't touch that hot object again. Their mind processes what they learned through an experience where they felt or understood pain, and they lean from it. They will also not learn empathy from watching cartoons. They will not understand that if they pick up a gun and shoot at someone that that person will die. Children that young do not understand death. That is very sad. I feel bad for that child. He may not have realized that the gun he had was dangerous. He was probably playing, but will now be scarred for life because of something he imitated on the television. Where was the parent? I will never keep a gun in my house.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
lucky because we do not recruit child soldiers. Violence and war does still
affect our culture. It divides our country; supporter and protestors. It causes
tension among everyone and can induce fear. It makes children become fearful
and/or violent themselves. Seeing violence on TV makes children think its ok
and they learn to be violent. After watching a 9/11 documentary, my brother
began to think that violence was the way people dealt with their differences.
When he had an argument with my parents he would slam his door, throw things,
break things, and hit things. He would throw things at me or hit me and expect
that after the fight, things would be better. My parents had to tell him that
violence will not automatically solve the problem. I think violence changes our
behavior by making us more fearful and more aware of our surroundings and what
we are doing.
Violence and crime greatly affects American culture today. Violence especially affects the vast majority of Americans including young children. Every day in our own nearby cities people and shot, robbed, kidnapped ect. The sad part about this is that it isn’t far away or only on TV. Kids growing up in poorer cities or in urban areas see this as a regular. Some kids grow up not knowing anyone that hasn’t been to jail or drugs or shoot someone. They grow up thinking that it is something okay to do and end up doing it themselves. Some kids say that one of their friends or family went to jail, as if they were saying they had gone to the grocery store which is awful to think about, but it is true. This is becoming a great issue especially in mainland cities. War is also having a great impact on young kids as well. Kids are behaving in a bad way towards certain types of people because they believe that they are the cause for violence. If a young child grows up in a family that believes the cause of all violence is Middle Eastern people because of what had happen in 9/11, the child will grow up hating those types of people because of what they were taught and had went on.
Here is some information explaining how Americans could become even more aggressive by viewing violence:
Children who have witnessed violence are greatly affected by it. They begin to act out and become angry. It is very hard for children to understand their feelings and how to cope since young children are just learning how to sort out their feelings.
Here is more information and facts about how children cope with war and violence:
After watching so many movies that have violence in them, people can become immune to some of the effects of it after a while. At first when someone sees a violent movie, they grimace and cover their eyes, and may have nightmares about it later. Eventually, after seeing more violence in movies, we can watch it and process it differently. We don't grimace or cover our eyes anymore. We have become calloused.
This can start at a very young age. I found this article which uses children for an example. Please notice the first bullet point in this article:
This article told about the terrorist attacks and the affect they had on the airlines in the US. Basically the trust in american culture got very low, not only for muslims, but for everyone who wanted to fly. Airport seccurity rose extremely and they got more strict on what you could or couldn't bring onto a plane. Some people even get pulled aside now for just looking suspicious and they are given a patdown check. We are unable to trust people anymore because there are too many bad people out there so that is why preventions are taken to control terrorism.
This book is about the effect of war and parental deployment upon children and adolescents. This was written after Persian Gulf War.
This article talks more about the effects of violence on children
I think there is a lot of violence in the American culture . There is about 2 percent of people are jail. In culture we have TV and game that accept violence to show to children. There are movies and game that killed people. People killed their children or themselves because they lost their jobs or something happened. The the TV as a lot is affect the young children and the TV show as lot violence.When children see their family doing the violence and they must like copy their parent act. Children watch TV allot in their life so the TV can power their mindset to doing violence things.
In the world there are about 1.6 million deaths due to violence that is around half the amount of deaths due to HIV/AIDS. Each year 3.5 to 7 million people in the age group from 15 to 29 get hospital treatment due to violence. A number of interventions have been shown to be promising and effective in reducing harm.
The American culture is very much split by war. We have lost faith in our governments abilty to protect us after 9-11 and our failing economy. It seems that nobody wants our troops over in Afghanistan yet they are anyway. People are paying close attention to politics these days. We aren’t happy with how our country is run and we are doing things about it.
The actions of us even talking about our government in a negative way will play a role on our children in the future. If our government continues to be so ineffective, there will be a day where people stand up and get what they want.
American culture has been affected by war and violence in homes, especially in the children of our generation. Statistics show that violence has increased over the years and a lot of it seems to be occurring within the family house hold. War also affects the American culture by increasing racism within the country. Depending on what country we are at war with, we lose trust against the people who are from or look like they are from that country. For example, WWII, the Japanese were discriminated against, and not trusted because of the actions that their country had done. War easily breaks trust between people of different cultures or beliefs.
The following is information about internment camps and how many people were forced to live in these camps because of the distrust war had created:
Amache (Granada), CO
Opened: August 24, 1942.
Closed: October 15, 1945.
Peak population: 7,318.
Gila River, AZ
Opened July 20, 1942.
Closed November 10, 1945.
Peak Population 13,348.
Heart Mountain, WY
Opened August 12, 1942.Closed November 10, 1945.
Peak population 10,767.
Jerome, AR - Opened October 6, 1942. Closed June 30, 1944. Peak population 8,497
Manzanar, CA - Opened March 21, 1942. Closed November 21, 1945. Peak population 10,046.
Minidoka, ID - Opened August 10, 1942. Closed October 28, 1945. Peak population 9,397
Poston, AZ - Opened May 8, 1942. Closed November 28, 1945. Peak population 17,814
Rohwer, AR - Opened September 18, 1942. Closed November 30, 1945. Peak population 8,475
Topaz, UT - Opened September 11, 1942. Closed October 31, 1945. Peak population 8,130
Tule Lake, CA - Opened May 27, 1942. Closed March 20, 1946. Peak population 18,789