1、News has a remarkable influence on people’s opinions and ideas.Do you think it is a positive or negative change?
2、Some people argue that it is important to ban advertisements aimed at children.Some people think that advertising gives parents useful information.Discuss both views and give you own opinion.
3、Some people suggest that there should be restrictions on a detailed description of crimes in the newspapers and on television.To what extent do you agree or disagree?
Exposure to coverage of crime can lead to the fear of crime.The representation of crime in the media reminds people that dangers can strike at any time or location while life is tenuous.They are preoccupied with the idea that they are at a higher risk of victimisation.This has an adverse impact on their quality of life.
Extensive media coverage of crime can cause a sharp rise in crimes.
Viewers of violent crime,especially young viewers,are particularly likely to imitate offensive behaviours,in the mistaken belief that these offences do not have serious effects.Even worse,many young viewers even perceive criminals as idols or role models and adopt violent means to settle their conflicts with other people.Regulators should therefore impose restrictions on televised violence and keep crime coverage in check.