Summary Of Violent Media Is Good For Kids

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In “Violent Media is Good for Kids,” Gerald Jones states that violent media, such as graphic comic books, is not only good for kids to read, but may also be beneficial. In fact, he suggests that some kids may not know how to release or fantasize some of their anger without the experience of reading and being exposed to some type of this “violent entertainment.” At the beginning of this article, Jones shares his story about his own journey that started with him feeling like he, “suffocated my deepest fears and desires under a nice-boy persona.” Once his mother finally allowed him the read a comic book, The Hulk, he shares how he, “suddenly had a fantasy self to carry my stifled rage and buried desire for power.” This “fantasy self” he created through reading these comics had helped Jones finally” find” himself. In paragraph 16, Jones agrees that even though he believes in exposing your children to violent entertainment it has helped inspire some people to real-life violence. Then, it is also shown that it has helped hundreds of people for every one person that it has hurt. With that being said, he shows how if learned to use…show more content…
Moore states in paragraph nine that, “Children need violent entertainment in order to explore the inescapable feelings that they’ve been taught to deny, and to reintegrate those feelings into a more whole, more complex, more resilient selfhood.” Jones then proceeds shares a story about a young girl who was having inappropriate bursts of rage, was acting out violently on the playground, and drew pictures of people being stabbed and bleeding. The mother of that little girl and Jones began working together helping her tell her stories in ways such as stories and pictures. Although they found some of her stories still showed her inner violence portrayed in them, she was releasing it in a more “self-controlled”

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