Ageism and Sexism in birthday cards seem to run the gauntlet of positive to negative, comedy to seriousness, a lot of what is used where is based on sex and age. From what I was able to observe, starting at around age 4-5 cards for boys seem to get increasingly funnier, and use of more masculine colors become more prevalent, and the use of recognizable cartoon characters increases. The reference to age seems to be congratulatory in nature, referring to increasing maturity, and growth of the child, this seems to continue until the age of 16-18 years, then things start to change. With girls similar is true, from the age 4-5 though 16-18, the cards seem to use cartoon characters more often, and feminine colors dominate over more masculine colors. And like boys cards, the girls cards seem to treat the aging and maturity as a positive thing.
Across the vast digital world that is the Internet, children and adults can access any type of content they want with ease. We live in a world where young adolescents and children are venturing into the digital world with ambitions and hopes of seeking and finding illicit material, material that is shaping the minds of the male sex across the world. It is estimated that up to 90% of children between the ages of 12 and 18 have access to the Internet. Young people in this age bracket are not only being exposed to but they are choosing to expose themselves to digital pornography. Such exposure to illicit material such as porn has negative effects on the sexual development of children and young adults.
While there are positive outcomes of the internet, there still exist dangerous aspects to it, such as bullying. Most people may associate bullying with images of a teenager getting slammed into a locker, or getting their lunch money stolen. People may also think that it extends to name calling, teasing, and insults. Bullying has existed for a long time, with some adults thinking that it is a normal part of growing up, that teaches young adults to toughen up and have a thick skin, thinking this will help when they become adults. However, with the advancement in technology and its wide use, a new type of bullying has developed, cyberbullying, which is when a person uses technology and/or electronic devices to bully another person, typically by sending messages or posting comments of an intimidating or threatening nature.
Specifically it will discuss the differences in social status (gender, race, SES), open versus closed markets, stigmatization (gender, the anti-targets) and strain theory. After reading both books, the major differences that Door Room Dealers and Cocaine Kids have are more obvious to the audience; even though they may have differences there are many similarities, Cocaine Kids was fairly much easier to read. Cocaine Kids show many stereo types on how the society view drugs and other crimes that relate. Both books interviewed young teenagers in which all the participants were very ambitious and wanted to live life fast. Another difference in Cocaine kids is the teenagers ran there drug markets like a business and became very successful.
Children from any age group have been introduced to all sorts of music genres containing explicit language and situations. The majority of music released is either about having sex, making money, going to the clubs, or doing drugs. Women are also being seen as merely sexual objects, and degrading them has shockingly been natural to hear amongst the general public. For example, in Akon's song "Smack That" featuring Eminem quotes, "Smack that, all on the floor, smack that, give me some more." Having the entire nation listening to these lyrics takes a step back in civilization and reversing any progress feminists have done to gain respect of women.
Schools have become more of a contest then a learning environment. One of the most increasing effects of peer pressure is drug use. Teens learn more at this age than any other time in their life. This is because at a younger age, there is that constant state or curiosity. Peers talk about their drug experiences as being "cool" and if you havent experinced it yourself many feel out side of the circle.
Alcohol advertising and product placements are very common and often occur on television and in radio shows for which the majority of the audience is underage, on Internet sites attractive to young people, and on billboards and in retail outlets where young people are frequently present. Advertising often uses youth oriented themes (Us Department Justice2002). Therefore we need to address the issues of alcohol advertisements so that they will not antis our children and draw them into drinking underage. References: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PollVault/story?id=941810#.TyyYZcUeOAY Grube, J. Television alcohol
276). Here we take a step closer into the mind of a teen, where we see how sex also affects your social status among your peers. The essay, Sex Ed is now a force that influences individuals in society. Everyone does it, and those who aren’t, either don’t talk about it or lie. Sex isn’t just about being in love and sharing a special moment with a person you care for; now it is act of play among teens, with results ranging from STD’s to unwanted
There has been a massive change in the music industry. In a way children and young people see this as a money making venture. Some are inspired by the artist and their music and it can have a negative impact on others, which can lead to antisocial behaviour. Artist in the past music videos were more refine in the sense that whole families could sit and watched this together without fear of nudities. Now a days videos are more proned to be shown with scantily cladded people (i.e.
Likewise, media seem to be influencing kids' lives in terms of exposing them to images of alcohol, tobacco, and sexual behaviors. The concept was for users to create their own websites, characterized by one of six "cities" that were known for certain characteristics. HYPOTHESIS: Social media in india has led to the dilution of ethics in the way culture and ethics is disseminated in the country. INTRODUCTION: The new world of social media has been widely entered the lives of people here and are enjoying it to the fullest which has led to the publication of a number of works about Twitter, Facebook YouTube and others. Social Networks are considered as increasingly attractive for