Violent trend linked to video
MOST caring men would fully support your correspondents’ views (Letters, Oct 10) on the shocking rise in domestic violence towards women.
This abomination requires urgent and unprecedented action by governments over and above the previous federal and state inquiries that confirmed the problem but produced no practical outcome.
The question as to whether over-exposure to violent media imagery has been a source of aggressive attitudes, values and behaviours has long been answered in the affirmative by various professional studies, yet any action by governments to limit over-exposure of this offending material has not been forthcoming.
Studies also reveal there is broad agreement that violent video games increase aggression in children.
Governments cannot continue to sweep the repercussions that result from over-exposure of violent media under the carpet.
The Government should legislate that violent movies are not shown before 10pm, with appropriate penalties for non-compliance.
The remedy for the over-exposure to violent video games that cause aggression and bad behaviour in children lies in the hands of parents, but warnings from education institutions would help.
It would drastically reduce domestic violence and help make a safer society for women. Raymond W. Clarke, Zillmere