The airmen, imitating the movie episode, took the shop employees into the basement and forced them to drink a highly caustic drain cleaner. At Mylai American soldiers—products of the TV violence generation—slaughtered men, women and children. At least in one or two of the crimes, the three men later accused had been subjected to massive saturation with TV violence beforehand. The New Yorker, March 4, , pp. A local newspaper covers a national tragedy. Children are especially vulnerable to the effects of exposure to violence in the home , the community , and the media. In fact, scholars consider this link to be on par with the correlation of lung cancer and exposure to secondhand smoke. Mirror neurons enable children to emulate the violence they witness in life, media, and video games. Children also tend to exhibit long term effects into adulthood, with highly aggressive children more likely to become violent criminals. Instead, much to my horror, most of the photographs displayed terrible acts of human cruelty. It is a much more invasive read, one that, if correctly done, transports us into another world during the time in which the pages flip. I invite you to become a part of the village it takes to stop exposing our brains to violence and cruelty, and imagine a world brimming with respect, kindness, and compassion.