Nowadays it is inevitable not to be under the influence of the media. The media portrays many negative impacts on my generation today.Such negative impacts include, body image, distractions caused by the video games and TV, last but not least the misunderstanding of the world image. The media conveys negative body images on adolescents almost at every instance; The impact is greatly visible in the female sex. We see and hear every day about young children going on hard diets just to get "THE LOOK". How many women do you know who think there bodies are just fine the way they are?
Being a man who embraces justice, Atticus teaches his children to learn right from wrong, but lets them make their own decisions, thus enabling them to learn for themselves what right and wrong are. By the end of the book, Scout has seen many injustices take place, and she knows that whenever a person does something abnormal, people will talk about it. She also knows not to trust all that she hears, due to the fables of "Boo" Radley. Furthermore, Scout is a very unusual little girl, both in her own qualities and in her social position. She is unusually intelligent (she learns to read before beginning school), unusually confident (she fights boys without fear), unusually thoughtful (she worries about the essential goodness and evil of mankind), and unusually good (she always acts with the best intentions).
Nevertheless, I believe that it brings more negative effects especially to the young children. Firstly, children’s thinking will be afftected if they watch inappropriate television programmes over a long period of time. For example, short segments with interesting presentation in children’s programmes and video clips encourages development of short attention span. Experts say that the first two years of life are considered A critical time for brain development. But, television and other electronic media has got in the way of exploring, playing and interacting with peers, therefore, children are easily become anti social, for them it is not necessary to socialize with their peer as the television has become their new “friend”.
Narrowed Down Topic Health Health Hazards Health Hazards of Playing Video Games Health Hazards of Playing Video Games for Children Topic : “Health Hazards of playing video games for children” Thesis Statement : Children who play video games too much can surely invite health hazards because it can cause obesity, vision dangers, aggressive behavior and mental problems Body Paragraph : 1. Firstly, Obesity * They will eat fast food * Trans Fat * Children might be forget everything 2. Secondly, Vision Dangers * Their eyes become tired * Blurred Vision * CVS 3. And the last thing is, Aggressive behavior and mental problems * Tend to be more impulsive * Their grades suffered * Began to have more aggressive fantasies Concluding Paragraph : To conclude, playing video games too much is no longer become source of entertainment but boomerang for children, it can explode anytime and it is only matter of time. Many of them get addicted and trapped in video games and become unstoppable.
In an attempt to meet this idolized intangible criteria, numerous teens turn to some form of dieting which usually evolves into an eating disorder, along with illegal drug use, excessive tanning and even plastic surgery to feel comfortable with their appearance. But what the media never reveals is the harrowing medical condition of these immaculate models. The issue of body image is significant because it is a matter everyone can relate to. Because the media has continuously promoted perfectionist ideals regarding body image, they become very hard to ignore. As noted in an article by Samantha A. Goldstein entitled, “Teen Body Image, the Media, and Supplements: an Unhealthy Mix,” on average, “a person residing in the United States observes nearly 3,000 advertisements in newspapers, billboards, magazines, and television every day” (par 2).
There is also some evidence suggesting children’s toys like Barbie and Bratz may lead to children having an unrealistic image of an ideal body shape, and therefore lead to abnormal eating behaviours. AO2 - Evidence * Research linking parents to eating behaviour has shown that there is a strong relationship between parents and children in terms of snack intake, perception of body dissatisfaction and attitude towards food (Brown & Ogden, 2004). * Further research has shown the biggest indicator of a daughters eating behaviour was the dietary restraint of the mother. This would explain why sometimes an entire family is obese, as can be seen on some reality TV shows. However it is not always clear in these cases if it is nature or nurture causing the behaviour.
When is it too Young to Exploit Young Girls? Everywhere we look there are advertisements, television shows and radio commercials that go against or for body image that goes towards children. For example, on the show on TLC “Toddlers and Tiaras”, I saw a mother put a padded bra on her six year old daughter, and another forcing her eleven year old daughter to wear a corset as she said, "It doesn't matter if you can breathe or not! It only matters if you look beautiful!” A lot of how the media looks affects how everyone looks at them or how they will do it to their children. Eating disorders are on the rise for the children and teens.
Movies – A negative impact on children? Watching movies is a favourite pastime for everyone especially children. Children are greatly influenced from watching all sorts of movies and try to act on it among their family and friends. Children can learn a lot from watching certain movies but not controlling the type of movies they watch have a great impact on them. As a result these children end up being violent, dishonest, committing illegal activities and misbehaving and yes it could be agreed that movies do have a negative impact on children.
There is many forms of media and many ways on which teens are effected by the media. The negatives effects that media has on teenagers are incredible valuable time that could be used for doing homework, or being outside is being taken up by teenagers watching television. Watching television instead of doing some sort of activity outside can lead to obesity. If all that is done by the teen is being home and watching television all day it could effect there social life and how they are viewed by other teens. Eventually it could be led to being bullied or just lack of communication skills.
“Television can be a powerful influence in developing value systems and shaping behavior. Unfortunately, much of today's television programming is violent (Szaflik, K.).” Hundreds of studies of the effects of TV violence on children and teenagers have found that children may: • become "immune" or numb to the horror of violence • gradually accept violence as a way to solve problems • imitate the violence they observe on television; and • identify with certain characters, victims and/or victimizers. Extensive viewing of television violence by children causes greater aggressiveness. Sometimes, watching a single violent program can increase aggressiveness. Children who view shows, in which violence is very realistic, frequently repeated or left unpunished, are more likely to imitate what they see.