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Bullying and the Media’s Influence

Does violent activity on television and in the media encourage copy cat behaviour amongst young people? Well a 15 year study carried out by the University of Michigan found this to be true.

Role models are used to influence impressionable minds. They are found naturally in honourable activity in society and are usually people of modest character, placid, selfless, disciplined and effective. But today they are provided by the media. These are the more colourful, ratings-driven characters who display narcissistic, aggressive, extrovertish traits. Depicted regularly on TV and in the fashionable media these characters become acceptable, credible celebrity culture. Continued on Next Page

 

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