Stop teaching our kids to kill: a call to action against TV, movie & video game violence

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Newtown, Aurora, Virginia Tech, Columbine.There is no bigger or more important issue in America than youth violence. Kids, some as young as ten years old, take up arms with the intention to murder. Why is this happening? Grossman and DeGaetano believe the blame is on the makers of violent video games, television networks, and movie studios-those responsible for the fact that children witness hundreds of violent images a day. Offering incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent scientific studies and research, they posit that this media is not just conditioning children to be violent, but teaching the mechanics of killing. Stop Teaching is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved.
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There is perhaps no bigger or more important issue in America at present than youth violence. Columbine, Sandy Hook, Auroroa: We know them all too well, and for all the wrong reasons: kids, some as young as eleven years old, taking up arms and, with deadly, frightening accuracy, murdering anyone in their paths. What is going on? According to the authors of Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill, there is blame to be laid right at the feet of the makers of violent video games (called "murder trainers" by one expert), the TV networks, and the Hollywood movie studios--the people responsible for the fact that children witness literally thousands of violent images a day.

Authors Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano offer incontrovertible evidence, much of it based on recent major scientific studies and empirical research, that movies, TV, and video games are not just conditioning children to be violent--and unaware of the consequences of that violence--but are teaching the very mechanics of killing. Their book is a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth. And, most important, it is a blueprint for us all on how that can be achieved.

In Paducah, Kentucky, Michael Carneal, a fourteen-year-old boy who stole a gun from a neighbor's house, brought it to school and fired eight shots at a student prayer group as they were breaking up. Prior to this event, he had never shot a real gun before. Of the eight shots he fired, he had eight hits on eight different kids. Five were head shots, the other three upper torso. The result was three dead, one paralyzed for life. The FBI says that the average, experienced, qualified law enforcement officer, in the average shootout, at an average range of seven yards, hits with less than one bullet in five. How does a child acquire such killing ability? What would lead him to go out and commit such a horrific act?

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subject_facet Children and violence, Mass media and children, Television and children, Violence on television
title_display Stop teaching our kids to kill : a call to action against TV, movie & video game violence
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