You should spend about 40 minutes on this task.
The government should control the amount of violence in films and on television in order to decrease the violent crimes in society. To what extent do you agree or disagree with this issue?
You should write at least 250 words. You should use your own ideas of knowledge and experience and support your arguments with examples and relevant evidence.
Nowadays there is a large amount of violence in films and on television. I agree that the government should take some effective measures to control the amount of the violence in order to decrease the violent crimes in society.
Although we cannot establish a simple, direct, cause-and-effect relationship between media violence and violence in our society, there has been extensive research indicating that those who as children are exposed to violent TV shows or films are much more likely to later be convicted of crime. Because as the main mass media, TV and films can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior, especially to the young people. A case in point is that the study shows girls who watch more than an average amount of violence tend to throw things at their husbands, and boys who grow up watching violent TV shows are more likely to be violent with their wives.
Another reason is that too much media violence makes people become “immune” to the horror of violence and gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems. They may think society justice cannot be realized in reasonable and fair ways. Violence worship becomes more and more popular among some young people, which will pose a potential danger to the security of society.
The government should be aware that TV or film violence would not disappear even if the harms can be realized widely. Violence is being used as a superficial way to attract and hold audience. In order to decrease the violent crimes in society the government should establish strict laws to control or even prohibit the violence on TV and in films. (278 words)