The 11 Myths of Media Violence clearly explains why media violence has not only been allowed but encouraged to escalate. Esteemed author W. James Potter challenges many of our assumptions about the relationship between media and violence. He argues that these assumptions are the primary barriers preventing us from confronting the issue of violence in films, TV, and video games. Students and scholars of Mass Media, Communications, Film, and Sociology will find The 11 Myths of Media Violence inspires passionate discussion and innovative research. Consumer activists, teachers, and families will find it an essential resource and invaluable step toward finding solutions to this critical social issue.

Myth 11: There is Nothing I Can Do to Make an Effect on Reducing the Problem

Myth 11: There is nothing i can do to make an effect on reducing the problem

Now that you have read this far, you may have become a strong believer in this myth. After all, the problem seems so large and so persistent. But if you accept this last myth, then you give up and become part of the problem. Giving up is a mistake, because giving up will leave you in the dark, where you will continue to accept the myths and therefore will continue to be vulnerable to all the negative effects.

It is also a mistake to expect government to solve the problem. The government can provide forums ...

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