Loads of kids at my school get bullied for being "emo" and "cutters" just because they listen to rock music and I really don't get how a genre can make kids want to cut. I listen to metal and rock and I don't cut and it's the same for all my friends but I was just wondering if this stereotype had any truth to it I guess. :S
If the lyric is about killing, mutilation, destruction, dangerous substance, etc., and encourages young people to do it then, it could lead to danger young people specially unstable , insecure , problematic young ones. My answer is " YES". But if the music is about encouragement, is all about fun time or songs that has a moral content, spiritual, loving someone, adventure, classical music, etc., It is for sure will not harm us in any way, shape or form in listening to music. Then, my answer is " NO ". Therefore it is up to us choose what kind of music to listen to and if you are a parents it is your job to supervise, monitor, encourages your children to choose the right songs for them according to their taste of music and age appropriate...
I think it can increase a chance of self harm. I'm pretty sure there have been studies. I know that if I listen to metal or hard rock, I get very angry and upset. That may be just me but I know it at least happens to me. The words the singers (if there are singers) can give people the negative influence they need to hurt themselves. Also, some people are more sensitive to music like that (like me!) and can have a higher risk of self harm.
It can influence It forsure, assuming the person listening was already on route to whatever it is anyway. Eg, if a kid is having a hard life and is emotionally unstable anyway, and they aren't cutting, they might listen to music about cutting and start doing it. But if you take someone with no emotional problems and lives a happy life, and have them listen to it regularly, I don't see them cutting themselves over the music they heard.
It's not the music, it's the life they lead that makes them "emo". They listen to rock music and stuff like that because the lyrics of many bands of the genre can connect to many kids suffering around the world, whether the band or artist meant to or not. Honestly, "emo" kids need to be listening to Chris Ganim or other "To Write Love On Her Arms" people.
hi charli, you say kids at your school are being bullied? have you ever considered starting an anti-bullying movement at your school? how cool would it be if every kid could just go to school and be themselves without being made to feel like a freak or not as good as the people doing the bullying?
then again...Music can make you want to love people ,everything and even ya self...Bob Marley fans will know what i am on about...So if it can make you love then it must be able to make you hate?
Its not the music,its the people being drawn to anything negative...black be bad and negative...so they like the colour black....music that is dark , hard and heavy would work for em...IMO.
music doesnt lead to cutting. emotional and mental issues lead to cutting
I don't think so, unless scientiest have studied it.