Media not only reflects but also reconstructs the reality we live in. Thus, the world we perceive through mass media and social media, is not the reality itself but a reshaped reality; i.e., the reality of the media. With the emergence of social media, we are now living in an interactive communication milieu. Psychiatry and mental health sciences have accumulated reliable knowledge on aggression and violence which enhances the understanding, explanation and management of related mental health consequences. Organized or spontaneous violent acts have been a fact of human existence since the down of humanity. We had witnessed severe tragedies due to mass violence or individual violence acts. In fact, no violent act is singular; it embodies, inherits and transmits the historical features of violence. The form and the severity of violent acts are molded by the psychosocial factors, i.e., the zeitgeist. The milieu that the violent act is taking place either reinforces or provides an increased social control over the people who are inclined or prepared to commit such acts. Thus, violence is preventable; not an inevitable fate. Mass media / social media are hugely effective elements in constructing the zeitgeist. People are ready to incorporate whatever is more strongly attached to their already present emotions and cognitions. Public is under the heavy rain of emotion provoking information input. Every new bit of information is processed in the context of the past internalized perspectives, emotions, beliefs, values, and cognitive schemes. The sole effects of violent acts and terror attacks are very limited compared to other atrocities of life and thus the main impact of terror attacks is shaped by the reactions given. Media has a crucial role in the expression, dissemination and reshaping of these reactions. The effects of the coverage of terror attacks in the printed, broadcasted and social media becomes very crucial in the aftermath of violent acts / terror attacks. Media is facing a challenge: either to escalate the destructive traits of humans or empower the cooperative ones, all inherent in human nature. Hence, the preference is whether to reinforce the humanistic values or foster hate, revenge and aggression.