As the Industrial Revolution shifted into what is now known as the Information Age, electronic devices such as cellphones and tablets, as well as television has been integrated into society as a standard norm. The percentages of use from decades in the past to the present has grown substantially and is still going in an upward direction. Likewise, the increase of technology also means that more media can be exposed to the public and easily accessible. The increased violence in media has caused psychologists to hold experiments on whether the exposure of violence in the media can be a cause of certain negative characteristics. Although, the United States has now become an era where technology is an everyday mundane essential, young children are increasingly being exposed to media violence which can cause negative problems in the future because exposure can contribute to increasing aggressive behavior, desensitizing of the emotion, and have an influencing affect on their cognitive abilities. Technology is ever so integrated into the school education system. Local schools starting from elementary to high school levels use a 1:1 method of student and a device. Whether it be a Chromebook or an IPad, children and youth have an even easier access to the media. Spending for education technology has risen a great amount in the past years, but surely this is all for the future scholars of the country. However, with such easily accessible devices, young children can be more prone to looking at violent or inappropriate matters online without parental vision. Technology is being praised as a game-changer due to its superior abilities for students and others alike. add other information on opposite side Studies have shown that children that are exposed to violence at a young age are correlated to the aggressive behavior later revealed in older age. Although of course violent media is not the only sole cause for such behavior, but other multifactorial reasons such as poverty, child abuse, community violence, and other psychiatric disorders, can be adding reasons to such manner. In 1950 there were only 10% of households that had a television at home but now over 60 years later, that number has risen to 99% (Beresin). In an appalling study by Beresin, ” a typical American child will view more than 200,000 acts of violence, including more than 16,000 murders before the age 18″. Such exposure in the early developmental years of youth can affect them with more aggressive behavior in the future. Researchers have found that young children imitate violent or aggressive behaviors towards their peers after watching such acts on television. The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry stated that before the age of 4, children are not able to differentiate and distinguish between was is fact and fantasy and usually end up in believing that violence is an ordinary occurrence. There are many critics in the world telling parents not to pamper and raise children in a shielded environment, but however, if without parental supervision and guidance, children are far more being desensitized to those around them as they continue to be exposed to the media violence. Children’s minds are developing at their young ages and that is where they figure out what is normal and not normal. When exposed to violent scenes or acts in the media or television, the young minds can percept that as being not a big deal and become less sensitive to what is harmful to others or not. Psychologist Craig A. Anderson concluded that ” the evidence strongly suggests that exposure to violent video games is a causal risk factor for increased aggressive behavior, aggressive cognition, and aggressive affect and for decreased empathy and prosocial behavior”. Other research has already established that desentization of violence of children can affect them in the real world because it can become enjoyable for them and would not create the anxious arousal that is normally present in children or people that is expected when witnessing such sinister imagery. Children can think about proactive aggressive acts without experiencing and second thought about it or if it has serious consequences.Cognitive abilities are developed in the young ages of children and when hindered by violent imagery and thought it can lead to unfortunate consequences. Children are in their prime where their learning processes are still developing and learning about the basics in things. Constant conditioning and reinforcement is what worries psychologist. If constant violent exposure is an everyday normal thing, the young minds are conditioned slowly to believe that violence too is a normal thing. Players of violent games are generally reinforced for using violence to gain desired goals, whether it be winning the game or such. Most researchers believe that the long term effects of media violence depend on social cognitions that control social behavior being changed for the long run (“Child Trends”). Media Violence can hinder cognitive abilities by affecting their logic and reasoning in what is socially acceptable or not.Not all children that are exposed to violence within the media become the future murderers or criminals or psychopaths, however, through substantial research and data, there has been a strong correlation found within the connection of negatives that children can have in their future if exposed to such conditions. Studies conducted through decades have found aggression in later years to be related to experiencing violence in young years. Especially with violence media that portrays murders or killing of living things tend to desensitize these young children, leaving them to being numb to violent media when exposed. It can also cause children to imitate the same violence and show even more greater aggressive behavior. Of course a total removal of media to children will never happen due to the great amount of influence that media has in daily lives Americans, however, in moderation, being exposed to age-appropriate media content is the better alternative. Cognitive abilities are also affected by violence exposure because those young children that have emotional, behavioral or learning problems are easily swayed and influenced by those violent images. Ultimately, parental supervision is most important in this issue. If they limit the use from a young age and do not expose any violent things, then children will not have the opportunity to even experience or view these horrible violent content.