Many people outside of the industry believe it affects teen’s sexual activities and violence tendencies. A recent study in the American Academy of Pediatrics suggested that the display of sex on television can contribute to preadolescent sex. Rebecca Collins et al Ahmed 2 argued in their article that sex in entertainment can lead to teens having sex. She argues that when teens start to become sexually curious, the programming on television showing sexual content influences their idea about sex, specifically in regard to gender stereotype. The amount of sexual content on television is huge.
It depends how the teen react to the music. The negative effect that music can have on teens is that it encourages sexual activity. In the article “Degrading Lyrics Linked to Earlier Sex”, Daniel DeNoon talks about music with sexual lyrics and he says, "The more teens listened to degrading sexual music content, the more likely they were to subsequently initiate intercourse and progress in other, noncoital activity"(DeNoon). What DeNoon was talking about in this quote was how music teens listen has an effect on their actions. The lyrics with sexual content made the teens partake in sexual activities.
The Merchants of Cool An undeniable paradox: “coolness” for teens coincides with the culture of media and is extremely difficult to separate. Frontline was able to open a window into the teenage world through their documentary The Merchants of Cool to attempt to decode this mystery; however, news correspondent, Douglas Rushkoff, found himself coming to the understanding that teenagers and media are chasing after each other in order to discover what “cool” really is. The popular culture formula and “Funhouse Mirror” images both grasp a hold of this concept. The pop culture formula states that something will be more popular if it reflects the society’s zeitgeist, or spirit of the era. In this film, for example, when MTV emerged onto the television scene it was popular.
Today, some of top played songs contain lyrics that are about sex. The media basically disguises the words with “slang” and these songs are promoted and become so popular among the youth. Also, there are multiple magazines available to the public, with big flashy titles discussing sex tips and secrets, and scandals within the celebrities. You can find these magazines and advertisements almost anywhere. They are placed just a couple of shelves away from the popular teenage magazines, making it easy for the youth to access and read.
They often time just make decisions that will benefit them for the moment. The decision to have sex at a young age could have more devastating consequences than becoming pregnant such as contracting a disease that could be life threatening. It is becoming the norm in our society for teens to engage in sexual relations which is an unfortunate problem in my
For the students that attempted to refuse to take the drug they would face feeling rejected from their peers or they would feel as if they would not be considered “cool”. Many individuals have also begun to use recreational or pharmaceutical drugs as a result of social conformity, which pressures the individual to fit in with everyone else. In Brave New World the idea of social conformity is ubiquitous throughout the society through the cloning
Thus, movie stars are perceived as “cool”, and become teen models that adolescents want to be. Thus, smoking in the movies is an initiation of adolescents smoking. The researchers found that adolescents are more likely to intend to smoke in the future if they view the movie with smoking. Everything that adolescents see in the media such as movies affects them in some way. Researchers have shown that movies smoking can cause behavioral problems to adolescents later.
This change of morality in the general music industry combined with the increasing influence of media could easily interfere with our moldable youths’ development. In this paper, I hope to study why this trend of decreasing morality exist in music and how this would affect our younger generations in terms of mental health. Music videos and lyrics are both tools that musicians can use to communicate with our society but whether the content is appropriate for our youth is the exigency of this issue. According to a research conducted by the Henry Kaiser Family Foundation, teenagers ranging from 8-18 year olds are exposed to different kinds of media whether it is video games, movies, television or music for more than 7.5 hours per day (Rideout). The only activity that consumes more time than media in a teenager’s day is sleep.
Name: Jean Smith Class: Writing 121 Professor: Mr. Horsh Date: 10//11 The Mass Media’s Influence on American Teenagers The mass media, including television, radio, internet, films, and newspapers have a great influence on people and especially on the younger teenage generation. It plays an important role in shaping the opinions and positions of the younger generation. America’s mass media produces, creates, and promotes multitudes of ideas and theories that teenagers all over America observe and take in for themselves. The mass media’s influence on the minds of developing teenagers in America is harmful, because it is detrimental to their development as an individual person. The mass media influences men, women, teenagers, and toddlers alike.
However, people nowadays are becoming more and more self concious of their traits/appearance and due to the massive influence of the social media especially through the form of media advertisement; we as a society are becoming more influenced by what others think and in turn it reflects on our own identity and reality as a person. Media advertising is often directed towards children and teenagers meaning that they are increasingly concious of brands and the public image, suggesting that these are “normal” ways to look and behave. Consequently, media advertising influences negative teenage behaviour especially on teenage girls. If teenage girls see unrealistic “thin body” types and beauty messages often enough through the media, it can have an impact on their body image and dieting behaviour to acquire that “perfect” body image, especially when there’s no one to disagree