Common Sense Media Polls Finds Fear of Violence Running High

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Nimzabaat:
Oddly enough, the United States has cut their violent crime rate in half over the last twenty years (great job by the way!) So violent crime goes down and fear of violent crime goes up? It's also interesting that nobody wants to bring up the drastic crime drop, apparently that's not newsworthy.

I agree but you know what they'll say all the violent people could be busy playing video games?

I jest but with correlational studies you can pretty much say anything. You can have a look at the in-depth stats on that website and it shows that the younger the people asked the less they think video games or movies cause violence.
It is scary to think that violent video games are rated as dangerous as guns, I suppose a controller can double as a blunt weapon? fashion game disks into some sort of shiv or chakram?...

I think most people in this poor are afraid to actualyl sovle the problem because then they dont have anything to complain about.

DVS BSTrD:
Should read: Common Sense Media polls find lack of Common Sense running high.
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not necessarely. from the pool its clear that over 60% of respondents fear violence from, well, basically EVERYTHING, so the fears are certainly runing high. whether its common sense or not, its still correct.

Oddly enough, the United States has cut their violent crime rate in half over the last twenty years (great job by the way!) So violent crime goes down and fear of violent crime goes up? It's also interesting that nobody wants to bring up the drastic crime drop, apparently that's not newsworthy.

because after one city mayor (i forgot which, but it was one of the big ones) tried to claim that videogames actually are responsible for lower crime rate a shitstorm came in and now noone wants to be trying again.

Andy Chalk:

Also interesting is that after seeing video of both, 84 percent of parents said that an advertisement for the M-rated game Hitman: Absolution "is inappropriate to show on TV at a time when children are watching," while only 63 percent said the same thing about the R-rated movie Gangster Squad.

Was it the nun ad?

I think I'm going to get ahead of the curve and find the next societal scapegoat. Anyone have any ideas?

My money is on Facebook. It's already been cited in several cyber bullying cases, I can attest to it leading to acrimonious political arguments, and should be indicted for the "It's complicated" relationship status alone. My solution: a good old-fashioned Facebook burning.

The Youth Counselor:
Incorrect, that may seem like common sense, but projectionists generally don't take Marketing 101 classes.

What do projectionists have to do with it? They aren't the ones who decide what is shown in cinemas - they are told what to show. Of all the targets you could have chosen, this is absolutely the worst one. Projectionists are under-appreciated, underpaid, and fast-disappearing.

Projectionists are the people who care about how a movie is presented to you, and they are being phased out in favor of automation. In no way do they have any say in what you see, but a good projectionist helps ensure that what you see is seen clearly seen and presented well.

DataSnake:

Andy Chalk:

Also interesting is that after seeing video of both, 84 percent of parents said that an advertisement for the M-rated game Hitman: Absolution "is inappropriate to show on TV at a time when children are watching," while only 63 percent said the same thing about the R-rated movie Gangster Squad.

Was it the nun ad?

Yes and no. A snippet of the Attack of the Saints trailer was shown with nuns in sexy outfits but we do not see 47 violently killing and maiming the women.

Aardvaarkman:

The Youth Counselor:
Incorrect, that may seem like common sense, but projectionists generally don't take Marketing 101 classes.

What do projectionists have to do with it? They aren't the ones who decide what is shown in cinemas - they are told what to show. Of all the targets you could have chosen, this is absolutely the worst one. Projectionists are under-appreciated, underpaid, and fast-disappearing.

Projectionists are the people who care about how a movie is presented to you, and they are being phased out in favor of automation. In no way do they have any say in what you see, but a good projectionist helps ensure that what you see is seen clearly seen and presented well.

Sorry it came off as an attack, that wasn't my intention. I gather from your post you either you worked as a projectionist or know people personally who have done that job.

It's just growing up when my friends worked in the movie theater in the days where 35mm film was still the norm and needed to be manually cut and worked by projectionists instead of the 4K ETX video projectors we have now, I was fed Fight Club like stories of projectionists sneaking frames of pornography and oral history passed on by older people in the field who saved sex scenes back before home video and pornography was commonplace. I understand that advertisements are probably decided by management positions, but I just assumed (maybe incorrectly) it would be the projectionists job to load them in or review whether they are appropriate.

Real guns don't kill people, fake guns kill people.
But really, it seems kinda small sample pool for the entire country of the United States of America. It is annoying how no one is pointing out the drop of crime. And why it isn't ringing any bells to the parents when their favorite form of media was under attack. It seems like every form went under this, I am starting to doubt that we can learn from history at this rate.
"Last time was a mistake, it wasn't D&D, it was those kids playing Call of Duty, even if it didn't exist at the time!"

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