In the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) journal published Oct.19, 2009 claim “the effect that popular music has on children’s and adolescents’ behavior and emotions is of paramount concern.” http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/peds.2009-2145v2
The AAP suggests the associations between media violence and aggressive behavior is “nearly as strong as the association between cigarette smoking and lung cancer.”
If that does not make a believer out of you just read on: “The weight of scientific evidence has been convincing to pediatricians, with more than 98% of pediatricians in 1 study expressing the personal belief that media violence affects children’s aggression. Yet, the entertainment industry, the American public, politicians, and parents all have been reluctant to accept these findings and to take action. The debate should be over.” (Policy Statement Media Violence, pg 1496)
The report confirms that lyrics have become more explicit with sex, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and violence messages. The report suggests frequent watching of music videos has been related to:
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend:
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