Start A Petition

A Point of View: Does Screen Violence Make Society More Violent?

Offbeat  (tags: Entertainment, Movie-makers, TV, Violence )

- 1190 days ago -
Moviemakers excel at recreating violence and gore on screen. But Will Self asks if we should view fictional violence with more caution.


We hate spam. We do not sell or share the email addresses you provide.


Sheila D (194)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 10:45 am
Raised on the old black and white vampire and horror movies. Now love action adventure movies and have never been prompted to any kind of violence because of them. My boys were raised watching the same kind of movies...with me, not alone. They were taught from early age that these movies were fake, not real, but that there are some people out there who are that violent. I didn't raise my boys in a bubble, to think that the world is all fun, games and roses. Now days we need to prepare our children for the realities of things like Sandy Hook. etc. Children should never watch movies like these alone, left to form their own opinions, namely, that violence is an answer to one's problems. Thanx Ray.

Animae C (508)
Sunday April 17, 2016, 3:56 pm
Thanx Ray

Roro l (0)
Monday April 18, 2016, 2:41 am

Past Member (0)
Monday April 18, 2016, 6:47 am
Something with better messages, please

basabi Banerjee (28)
Monday April 18, 2016, 7:47 am
Juvenile violence and crime is nothing new. The thing is they are learning modern technics from the films and trying to enact them in real life resulting in tragedies

Maggie D (69)
Monday April 18, 2016, 4:59 pm
Well, it certainly doesn't help and a vast majority of parents don't mind what their children and teens watch whether it be in the movies, the telly, the internet or their ever present phones. Thanks, Ray.
Or, log in with your
Facebook account:
Please add your comment: (plain text only please. Allowable HTML: <a>)

Track Comments: Notify me with a personal message when other people comment on this story

Loading Noted By...Please Wait


butterfly credits on the news network

  • credits for vetting a newly submitted story
  • credits for vetting any other story
  • credits for leaving a comment
learn more

Most Active Today in Offbeat

Content and comments expressed here are the opinions of Care2 users and not necessarily that of or its affiliates.

New to Care2? Start Here.