VIOLENT MOVIES: Do they affect the kids behavior?
February 27, 2008 9:59am CST
My step-son watches a lot of cartoons with aliens and robots and fightings and violence. His teacher wrote us that he uses a lot of inappropriate words in school and cursing. I tried to watch what he was watching and I found out that some of the lines used in the movies are not appropriate like... stupid monster, I will kill yah, I will blow your head off and more. And these words, sometimes he also use to us especially when he is upset about something. I guess he learns those words from TV because we don't use nasty words when talking to him. We try to monitor and censor his movie watching but the problem is, he is autistic and in order to calm him down and have peace in our house, we have to give in.
• United States
27 Feb 08
I think movies and video games and such have a very negative effect on society today. Yes, I know they're supposed to be cartoons or otherwise 'unrealistic', but being bombarded with so much junk like that for hours a day plays a big role in desensitizing. I'm not saying that every child exposed will turn into a serial killer or go on a shooting rampage in a school, but they sure don't help. Sensationalizing breeds popularity.