could some one explain to me if am being to repetitive. or if my essay has any really validity. about the issue of youth /violence and parent responsibility.

Shifting the blame society’s solution

I believe that the media has little to do with the increase in youth violence. Too many people try to lay the blame of their actions on someone or something else. I do believe that there are more than a few steps that should be taken to eliminate violence. The main factor that’s to blame for teen violence is role the parent play’s in their children's lives and personal responsibility. Consequences should be more effectively carried out.

Alternatives to violence should be encouraged and practiced on a greater scale. The process of discouraging violence should begin at home. Parents should raise their children with the values and morals to act responsibly and take the blame for their own actions. Parents should act in a manner that reflects this theory. Most people can control their actions and refrain from violent acts. If parents encourage better behavior then children will carry out this behavior throughout their adult lives.

When people see violence in the media, they are often shown that there are no consequences of violence. People know the difference between reality and fantasy. In reality, there are consequences, however, they are not always as strict as they could be. People should be aware of these consequences, and they should take responsibility for their own actions.

My next point of view is that if consequences were in forced more, then this would discourage people from resorting to violence. When people see that others are being punished for their negative actions they will see that "crime doesn't pay." This will prevent more people from committing these crimes and violent acts. People are entertained by violence. Media show what audiences are interested in. I think that there is no harm in this.

This is when the concept of reality and fantasy become involved. People know that
when they are watching these programs they are fake or fantasy. People watch these programs to escape from the real world and retreat to a world of make-believe. When people get a grasp on themselves though, they are returned to the real world where consequences occur. There are many alternatives to violence.

Classes are offered for anger management. When someone becomes upset and feels like turning to violence they should try several activities to calm down. When people sit down and talk to someone about their feelings, often the tendency to become violent lessens.

Another thing that people can try is to write down their feelings. This would work if there isn't anyone around to talk to.

Often times, nothing is accomplished through violence. When you talk about problems it is more likely that a solution will occur. I think that people are too irresponsible to accept their own responsibility for their actions. If parents would teach and show their children responsible behavior this would some what eliminate the problem of violence.

If people are shown other methods of self-discipline this would also eliminate violence. Media are forms of entertainment and are not meant to be an example of real human conduct. Media entertainment is an escape from reality. People need to start taking the blame for their own actions and stop blaming it on the media. The media is not forcing consumers to act violently and commit crimes. The media does not teach moral values.

Moral values are basic fundamental that are taught and that every individual must live by. There has been a worldwide rebellion in the perception of moral values in recent years, involving profound changes in the way people think and act. The communications media has played and continues to play a key role in this process of individual and social change as they establish and reflect new attitudes and life-styles. The rate of violence against youth ages twelve to fifteen, however, has increased substantially since 1988.

The theory of juvenile violence involves exposure to and support of violence in the home, ineffective parental supervision, weak family bonding and the acquisition of values which support the use of violence. The risk factors found to be specific for juvenile violence have been organized into five areas. Community factors include: availability of firearms; community laws and norms favorable toward drug use; firearms and crime; media portrayals of violence; low neighborhood, failing economy.

There are many theories as to why violent juvenile crime is on the rise in the United States. Some theorists state that it is the collapse of the family unit, while others say it is violence in the media or the environment in which a child is raised. Actually, it is a combination of many varied internal and external forces. But first, one must go to the beginning, to the very root of a child’s age of self-awareness. Children are born with the capacity to learn. Hate, envy, racism, selfishness; these traits are not instinctive, rather, they are learned.

It does not matter where anti-social traits are initially experienced, whether it is found in the home, or school, or even in the nursery, the results are the same. Children that are exposed to violence at an early age could have a propensity towards violent behavior as they mature. Children must be shown that violent behavior is not acceptable, and traits, such as compassion, are acceptable. Too many children today are left alone or unsupervised by guardians and parents. In today’s society, it is a common trend for both the mother and father to work.

Young children are many times left in the care of schools, friends, neighbors, and relatives or the ( television). In these cases children behave in ways that imitate real life. Children observe violence on television, at their school, or at home. In a child’s eyes, violence is an acceptable behavior because it is observed as being acceptable. It is vital that young children are guided and taught the differences between right and wrong. In a perfect society, this is all well and good. Unfortunately, perfect societies do not exist. If the core basic moral structure of a child’s undeveloped personality is firmly established, there is a very good chance that violence will not be a part of that child’s adult future.

Many child psychiatrists have found that a child becomes self aware around six years of age. The first five years of a person’s life is sometimes referred to as the “age of innocence.” Too many children today have never experienced the age of innocence. These children more often become adults with developed undesirable anti-social behaviors. A very high percentage of violent adolescents were found to have had come from a disturbed and sometimes violent home life. When these same adolescents were asked if they could recall happy moments in early childhood, most could not recall any.

Most certainly, the violence seen on television, in films, in newspapers and periodicals only amplified the acceptance of violent behavior. In order for society to find a way to control violent youth, society must start with the newborn generation, and continue working with each successive newborn generation, until instances of violent behavior begin to subside.

Our Rochesterian Mayor, William Johnson has been busy meeting with dozens of community leaders to seek long-term solutions. Still, he should keep in mind that there are already viable plans moving forward to attack the systemic problems associated with youth violence. It is vitally important that he convene a strong message of a uncompromising city unwilling to accommodate violent behavior . Our local elected officials plan to map an implementation strategy that has widespread support. Mayor Johnson knows better than most the wastefulness of duplication..

This solution would require understanding and participation of all parties involved. This would mean Federal and local governments, schools, churches, day care centers, and ultimately, both parents. The solution could take years, even decades to implement. But it must be done soon if we ever expect to see a change in our youth within our life time.Emotion: smile


Hiya Feb,

Let me give you my impressions on your essay. I'd like to limit to the first part, since I'm running out of time today. I've put together some comments, paragraph after paragraph, see below.

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I believe that the media has little to do with the increase in youth violence. Too many people try to lay the blame of their actions on someone or something else. I do believe that there are more than a few steps that should be taken to eliminate violence. The main factor that’s to blame for teen violence is role the parent play’s in their children's lives and personal responsibility. Consequences should be more effectively carried out.

> I'd say "The main factor to blame for teen violence is the role that the parent play in...". Also not sure "carried out" woks fine here, maybe "dealt with" ? Maybe it's just that I don't quite understand how this last sentence ties to the previous one.

Alternatives to violence should be encouraged and practiced on a greater scale. The process of discouraging violence should begin at home. Parents should raise their children with the values and morals to act responsibly and take the blame for their own actions. Parents should act in a manner that reflects this theory. Most people can control their actions and refrain from violent acts. If parents encourage better behavior then children will carry out this behavior throughout their adult lives.

> Here also I have a problem with "carry out". I'm more leaning towards "carry on" but not sure ?

When people see violence in the media, they are often shown that there are no consequences of violence. People know the difference between reality and fantasy. In reality, there are consequences, however, they are not always as strict as they could be. People should be aware of these consequences, and they should take responsibility for their own actions.

> "No consequences to violence..." sounds better to me.

My next point of view is that if consequences were in forced more, then this would discourage people from resorting to violence. When people see that others are being punished for their negative actions they will see that "crime doesn't pay." This will prevent more people from committing these crimes and violent acts. People are entertained by violence. Media show what audiences are interested in. I think that there is no harm in this.

> Typo in there : you meant 'enforced' not 'in forced'.

This is when the concept of reality and fantasy become involved. People know that
when they are watching these programs they are fake or fantasy. People watch these programs to escape from the real world and retreat to a world of make-believe. When people get a grasp on themselves though, they are returned to the real world where consequences occur. There are many alternatives to violence.

> I have a problem with "fake" as it sounds like "counterfeit" to my ear. I would think "pretense" is better.

Classes are offered for anger management. When someone becomes upset and feels like turning to violence they should try several activities to calm down. When people sit down and talk to someone about their feelings, often the tendency to become violent lessens.
Another thing that people can try is to write down their feelings. This would work if there isn't anyone around to talk to.

Often times, nothing is accomplished through violence. When you talk about problems it is more likely that a solution will occur. I think that people are too irresponsible to accept their own responsibility for their actions. If parents would teach and show their children responsible behavior this would some what eliminate the problem of violence.

> I didn't know such an expression as 'often times' existed, thanks for teaching me that one. "Too irresponsible to accept responsibility" sounds weird to me. I'd make it something like "Too irresponsible to accept being accountable" maybe ?

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Waïti.
its too direct and authoritative. nobody can take the moral high ground. maybe Buddha and Gandhi Emotion: smile
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thanks i really enjoyed your essay, i hope that its all right that i used some of your main points and ideas for my school speech
It is good have one to write also so u gave me some ideas about how to start it what it should be about not goin to take yours.But its good
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