I conducted some research to find out how students behaviour may have been impacted by media and more closely by violent content. The research found online suggests that violent media has a greater impact on males and coincidentally the random group selected to fill out the questionnaire included more males. All students that took the questionnaire watch or play violent content, and over half said they do copy actions seen within the content. These actions refer to uses and gratification, people copying content seen, this time not in a positive way. The survey disproved cultivation theory; some have found similar situations to the media they watch but the majority don’t come across them stating that the fictitious world remains exactly that, fictitious. The content of the media products is seen to be subjective where the students have questioned what is happening and relating it to their own lives with the majority opting for a violent approach should the situation be real in their own lives.
The questionnaire response from students that watch or play violent media content provides evidence supporting the theory that violent media content can affect violence in society!