According to Eugene V. Beresin, in his article “The Impact of Media Violence on Children and Adolescents: Opportunities for Clinical Interventions” for the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, violence in the media is an issue, and that even though violence among teenagers is the product of a number of factors, such as social environment, psychological problems, family influences, etc. media violence also plays an important role and deserves to be paid attention. Beresin argues that media violence is especially dangerous in the “at risk” population segment. The author points out in his article that numerous studies have found a correlation between exposure to violent content and a change in behavior among children, claiming that these children would tend to imitate the behavior seen in their play with other kids. Beresin concludes his article by suggesting that physicians can make a change regarding the effects of media violence, encouraging parents to talk to their physicians about the subject and seek counsel, as well as monitoring the content their children are being exposed to.
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