The recent rape allegations in Steubenville, Ohio raised concerns among parents about whether social media is encouraging bad and sometimes violent teen behavior. Host Michel Martin explores new media and teens' decisions about risk with a panel of parents. They say it takes a village to raise a child, but maybe you just need a few moms and dads in your corner.
Skip to content Ontario. Download print version PDF. Violent crime involving youth can take many shapes and forms and involve many different types of people.
Everyone knows that American kids spend a lot of time with the media, but a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation of more than 2, children between 8 and 18 shows just how immersed they are. They discovered that the average youth devotes 7. They also found that children and teens whose parents set limits spent, on average, 3 fewer hours per day.
On December 21 the National Rifle Association NRA blamed the media for promoting violent video games and movies and then cited these phenomena as the primary causes of mass violence. The assertion that violent video games and movies cause violent behavior has not been demonstrated by scientific research. Youth who have aggressive traits and are stressed are more prone to delinquent and bullying behavior, and are also drawn to these games, but their behavior in real life is not predicted by playing the games.
Media influence on teenagers can be deliberate — for example, advertising is often directed at children and teenagers. This means that children and teenagers are increasingly conscious of brands and images. Media influence can also be more indirect.
Click here for Emergency Resources and our Disclaimer. This page addresses some of the most important issues facing our teenagers at this time. Parents, teachers and communities across the country are concerned with teen issues, which are caused by a number of social, cultural, technological, communal, economic, familial, and individual factors.
Especially prone to aggressive tendencies are those who also have high levels of impulsivity, the six-member research team reported in a study published online ahead of print in the journal Aggressive Behavior. The research -- an online survey of some 2, teens aged and equally representing both blacks and whites -- also found that parental monitoring, more so for white teens, help to protect against aggressive behavior. The study, Khurana said, sought to provide a nuanced look at the unique and combined role of different risk and protective factors including media violence exposure and parental involvement on adolescent aggression.
Jump to content. Violence causes more injury and death in children, teenagers, and young adults than infectious disease, cancer, or birth defects. There is no single explanation for the violence caused by youth.
On any given day in the United States, you will find a news story about youth violence. Whether it is street violence, bullyingor a school shooting, our country's youth is plagued by violent behavior. The American Psychological Association APA defines youth violence as an extreme form of aggression with the goal of physical harm, injury, or death.