“Violence has always been a part of the human condition because of our sin nature” (Kerby Anderson, 2002). This society is driven by media: television, YouTube, social networking, cellphones etc. Violence is portrayed on all of these and sometimes, violence is even conducted on them. Michel and his cousins Rick and Beau, the other boys involved in the attack of the homeless woman, posted the video recorded on Beau’s cellphone on YouTube, as well as other videos similar to it. Television is the most influential source of media for younger children. Violence is common and accepted on most television shows which are being view by impressionable kids that go to school and copy what they have seen on T.V. Video games are also a huge contributor to our societal violence rate. “Evidence strongly suggests that exposure to violent video games is a casual risk factor for increased aggressive behaviour, aggressive cognition, and decrease empathy and prosocial behaviour” (American Psychological Association, 2015). Being exposed to such graphic violence desensitizes our society, and violence becomes a societal norm. Violence can also be done through the media, an example of this is cyber bullying. Bullying is the leading cause of teenage self-harm and the leader is cyber bullying. This is mainly done through social media, and can become graphic and extremely unforgiving. Being a student, I have seen cyber bullying in our high school society. It’s mean and it’s vicious and it leaves no prisoners. This is a new kind of violence, it’s not physical but it can lead to physical actions. Kids are self-harming and some are even committing suicide because of this. I have a friend whose father is a fire fighter, he was answering a routine call to a residential area. When they got inside the house they had found a fourteen-year-old boy hanging in his closet. My friend’s father was actually the one that cut the young boy loose, who was DOA (Dead on Arrival). His death was caused by bullying and a story I will never forget. In The Dinner, Beau, Michel’s cousin and Rick’s adopted brother, blackmails them. Beau gained access to the recording on Michel’s phone and threatened to post the full thing online if they didn’t pay him a large sum of money. Blackmail is basically a form of bullying, which is a form of violence. We have desensitized our society and made our impressionable children susceptible to violent behaviour.