Name: Date: “Violence in Movies” Debate Preparation Point: Hollywood, Stop Exposing Our Kids to Violence! Paragraph # Key Arguments/Points Notes/Comments (What the article says) (What you think about it) Researchers have found tremendous 3 evidence that links exposure to violence in media and violent behavior in children. Researchers have found tremendous 2 4 evidence that links exposure to violence in media and violent behavior in children. why is it strong/weak This is strong evidence with details as to why children who see violence growing up will act out in the same way. The amount of violence shown in movies is nothing new. People are getting used to it. exposure to media violence leads to aggression, desensitization toward They used a credible source. violence and lack of sympathy for victims of violence, particularly in children. When children see violent acts repeated in media they get used to seeing it and it effects them less. “Violence in Movies” Debate Preparation Counterpoint: Hollywood Filmmakers Should Not be Villainized for Movie Violence Paragraph # 10 Key Arguments/Points Notes/Comments (What the article says) (What you think about it) It is also inappropriate to limit It's not fair to limit games/movies because it entertainment options for people who enjoy watching action and horror movies but have no tendency toward violence themselves. might hurt people's livelihoods. They are giving the people what they want. Parents should be paying attention to what their kids are watching. 12 15 These include history of early aggressive behavior, exposure to violence in the family, low parental involvement, association with delinquent peers, low IQ, poor academic performance, low socioeconomic status, and many others. Violence has existed in entertainment for centuries. It began with the epic literature and mythology of ancient civilizations and continued through the sixteenth century works of William Shakespeare. Yet human societies have actually become less violent over time. Why is CDC studying youth violence? Taking away violence in movies won't solve the problem because people can look up violent acts on Youtube. Gladiators used to fight one another in front of live audiences. It was happening in real life. “Violence in Movies” Debate Preparation Questions to Ask Your Opponent ? ? ?