What defines the mass media? • How does viewing violence on television or in movies - and now in video games - affect the way we behave? • What influence does the media have on developing aggression and violence, especially in adolescents?
What influence does the Internet have social relations and behaviour? • What influence does the media have on society and our culture? • What is the relationship between cultural values, the media and censorship?
Discussion: Media and the systems of support • If media has such a profound and pervasive influence, why is it in the exosystem level and not the macrosystem level? • Is the mass media the single most important influence in your life? (why or why not?)
http://www.media-awareness.ca/english/ • Using the survey questions and results of adolescent views towards media and values from the website listed above, discuss the results and then construct your own research study on adolescent perceptions of the media.