In the contemporary world, the impact of media on the behavior of people can hardly be underestimated.
Media has become a powerful tool with the help of which it is possible to shape the public opinion.
In fact, today, the violence in media is almost a norm and its impact on the psychology of an individual is very significant.
This trend is likely to grow stronger in the future and, if the violence in media is uncontrolled, it is likely to result in the tremendous growth of violence in real life.
However, such movies do not even hint at the fact that violence, if it is committed with good intentions, is still violence.
In this respect, it is important to understand that children and adolescents cannot clearly define priorities in their actions and, if they see that violence is justified and it can be used by their heroes, which they see in their favorite films, they naturally perceive violence as a justifiable action.Moreover, television can potentially become a powerful educational tool, which can back up the school education of children and expand their eyesight and personal philosophy substantially contributing to the formation of a truly humanistic personality of modern youth.In such a way, it is extremely important to shift the television and media focus from violent issues to humanistic values to prevent degradation of the nation and to form truly universal values in the youth.Media affect the life of each individual and the entire society because nowadays media are everywhere.In fact, people are constantly bombarded with information they receive from various media which they may access twenty-four hours a day.In such a context, the way violence is represented in television and media at large is particularly important because it shapes the youth’s attitude toward violence in real life.In this respect, it should be pointed out that modern media are characterized by an excessive amount of violence that cannot fail to affect the audience, especially children.The representation of violence in media On analyzing the negative impact of television violence on youth, it is primarily necessary to dwell upon the representation of violence in modern mass media.As it has been already mentioned above, television is the mainstream medium in the modern world, which influences consistently the public opinion and an individual’s identity.At the same time, it is important to remember about the fact that television is only a part of a large impact of mass media on human consciousness and identity.Therefore, the impact of television violence on youth should be viewed in the context of the overall impact of media violence on youth.