Media Violence and Children: A Case Study on Primary and Secondary School Students in Konya, Turkey


In World Report on Violence and Health, published by World Health Organization, violence is described as 'the intentional use of physical force or power against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological harm, maldevelopment, or deprivation'. There are a multiplicity of variables that independently or interdependently affect the existence of violence in a society. It has been shown in various studies that media has strong negative impacts on youngsters, and it could be associated with one of the causal agents of violence. This study aims to understand the impact of media violence on primary and secondary school students. The research is conducted in a private primary and secondary school located in Konya, Turkey. A survey is prepared, and questions about media violence such as; violence exposures on media, students' media preferences, effectiveness of warning labels and negative impacts of these media violence are asked to the students. The results are interpreted in terms of media type, respondents' age, grade and gender. Suggestions are made according to the results of the study.

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Hayriye Nur Gorkemli, Selcuk University, Turkey
Basak Solmaz, Selcuk University, Turkey

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Conference: MediAsia2018
Stream: Mass Communication

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