Most of the people, especially who are not very into new technological improvements, think that the internet is a violent place and kids should be kept away from it. Recent studies show this is just not correct. In this particular case, I will be discussing YouTube, one of the largest and well known website that people freely can post videos of any kind.
In the past, we saw YouTube getting banned in many different places because of violent content.Today, it has changed. Recent studies show that YouTube is much more cleaner than prime time television and videogames.
Reason behind this is simple: people who are watching the videos and leaving likes/ dislikes or comments tend to disencourage and dislike violent content. However, this is the direct opposite in TV. Violence is far more advertised and glamorized than the internet. Most people think that You Tube does not have a policy, but it does. It is commonly known as the rule “you can not put dying people on YouTube” amongst the users. A total of 2407 videos were looked at, and 313 of them (%13) contained violence. On Tv, %61 of the programs contain violence. Also, ten of the most violent videos were captures of video-game play.
Users think about the consequences about creating violent content and its reactions. In fact, negative reactions are more common than positive reactions. Compared to television, there is less humor associated with violence.
In conclusion, you might want to reconsider your thoughts about the relation between internet and violence, at least in this particular case. This turns You Tube into an oasis in this violent media world.