The Positives and Negatives of the Media’s Influence on Teenagers in Society Do you ever think about the images the media portrays on sexuality, body image, and behavior? Big name businesses spend thousands of dollars producing great ads, commercials, and spreads to promote their products. This creates an image that many teenagers like. The many different aspects of the media such as television, movies, magazines, and music are some of the ways companies get to teenagers. These companies will use beautiful models, sexuality, and bad behavior to make it more appealing to the younger crowd.
Companies’ ways of advertising are still evolving today as they try and find new and different styles of appealing to the public or one specific audience. Overall, TV commercials resulted in the awareness of a company’s product, competition between product brands, and an increase of consumers purchasing the advertised product. Television advertising had greatly affected all aspects of people since the end of World War II. Throughout the decades, television advertising has evolved in appealing to different audiences, which has economically abetted businesses its consumer level and competition between products, as well as the consumers choices in purchasing, thus creating an innovative approach to economically reaching out to the public. After World War II, the rise in sales in sales of the television provided advertisers nationwide to reach for larger audiences than radio listeners.
She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system. Sternheimer points to other possible reasons for the violent acts of the youth such as, the home life. While it may be that juvenile crimes have declined and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be said this proves video game violence has no effect on youth. Sternheimer begins by explaining how video games violence has become a “folk devil” (204) to explain unexplainable happenings of youth shootings and this is just the one to follow the many other explanations the media and politicians have given for problem youth. She then brings up the issue of unnerving newspaper headlines such as “Bloodlust Video Games Put Kids in the Crosshairs” (205).
Since kids are also watch tv, parents have more concerns of the way there kids think about violence they see, read or hear. Also the media violence can affect people in many ways.Some people start having serious fears of them being victims in real life. However, there are researchers that say they have discovered that when they show violence on television it shows children to be not be so sensitive to pain and suffering of other people. Crime drama has become one of the most popular TV genres in our society, taking up almost 20% of prime time. People like these dramas because they deal with themes and issues that they know from news and current events.Also important as the themes and issues that the dramas deal with are the things the characters care about and the way they act.
Some are convinced that societal violence has intensified as violent video games have been introduced into the media and to generations. This is tied into several copycat instances that Bok focuses on. The film Natural Born Killers is actually said to be linked to more copycat violence more than any other movie. (Bok) The question the author purposes to her audience is whether or not the makers of this media should be held responsible for these assaults? Secondly, Bok criticizes ideas of desensitization taken into account for these psychologically violent urges to copycat crimes.
Media violence subsists in TV shows, video games, advertisements, and reading materials that show and depict aggressiveness like suicidal acts, murders, and the like. Almost all children still cannot distinguish right from wrong that is why they think that everything they see is correct and the right thing to follow. Therefore, if they see characters doing aggressive acts, they will also imitate them in real life. In 1956, researchers compared the behavior
Children cannot justify the difference between reality and fantasy .The variety of violent and sexual programs makes them more vulnerable to learn from and adopting as reality. Children have not enough knowledge and brain development to build up the critical thinking. Another famous scholar George H. Mead published that children experience the society through imitation. They try to take a role of others without judge and seem like a sponge to absorb the information by the media and their surroundings. A research conducted by the University of Otago found that children watch TV more than 5 hours per day in average; at the age of 26, the proportion of criminal event and illegal behavior will increase more than 30%.
May 2011 The Influences of Media Media is what we depend on to tell us the news around the world or warn us of any danger. Over the past fifty years media has had a huge influence on the way we view the world. It can affect the way we interact with other people or even the way we deal with our problems. The last fifty years have been a rapid growth for the media sector. It has progressed from telegraph, radio, newspapers, magazines, television and now finally the internet.
It has a lot of cons when not used with moderation; television advertising is mainly aimed at children, kids imitate violence, and also TV makes them passive. First, television advertising is the most powerful form of advertising. A great deal of advertising on the tube is aimed at children, promoting from toys and sweets to food, drink, music, films and clothing. According to the National Institute on Media and the Family, a child who watches 3 to 5 hours of television a day can view up to 40,000 commercials each year. Exploitative publicity brainwashes kids into becoming ambitious buyers, and encouraging them to be materialistic and associate happiness with purchasing and possession of particular goods.
For example, babies are often heard music such as Mozart’s music because their parents think it’s necessary for developing their intelligence. Children usually watch cartoons on TV and they simply copy good and bad behaviors. Many researches show that children who watch too many violent movies often trend using violence more than others. Moreover, It is not rare to know that not a little people chose careers like teaching or engineering because they enjoyed watching films relating to this subject. In addition, it is impossible to argue against the fact that politicians with their policies for our country do not completely influent over children who can not able to think logically.