Chapter 14 – Violence
Colbert’s Report on Violence in Media
A satirical video from John Stewart and Stephen Colbert acting as news correspondents and reporting on what to do about children’s watching violence on television. Running time 4 minutes 22 seconds.
Ozzie on Ozzie
An interview with Ozzie Osborne conducted in 2006, in which Ozzie discusses his life and work as a musician, both as the frontman for Black Sabbath and in his solo career. Running time 9 minutes 20 seconds.
The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence
A YouTube video from Media Education Foundation, discussing violence in the media and why it is appealing. Includes examples of violence on television and in movies. Running time: 6 minutes.
Violence in Video Games
A YouTube video with an interview from Dr. Lawrence Kutner, author of “Grand Theft Childhood,” discussing his research on children who play violent video games. Running time: 2 minutes 49 seconds.
Violence in Video Games – Micro Documentary
A YouTube video about violence, video games, and the teenagers who play them. This brief clip gives history of violent comic books and gangster films from the 1930s in order to explore if there is a connection between violent video games and aggression in real life. Running time: 2 minutes and 7 seconds.
Children and Media Violence
A short documentary from Challenging the Media – How children are exposed to violence at an early age and taught that violence is bad if the wrong person uses it, but good if used for defending the honor of others. Running time 6 minutes and 17 seconds.
Raising Americans with Violence
The Killing Screens: Media & the Culture of Violence, a documentary produced by the Media Education Foundation exposing how children around the world are raised with TV. Stereotypes and violence are shown at an early age, which effects their tolerance and acceptance of violence in the media. Running time 5 minutes 59 seconds.