Critique on Do Video Games Kill? This article “Do Video Games Kill” by Karen Sternheimer addresses the wide spread idea; video games are the cause for “young killers” (210). Sternheimer believes concern for the influence video games may have on youth is spiraling out of control. She put most of the blame for this out of control concern on the media. She also writes some about politicians and the Juvenile Justice system.
Censorship is used in television by ratings such as General audience, Parental Guidance Suggested, PG-13 strongly advises guidance for children under age 13 and R requires accompaniment by an adult for children under age 17, or 18 in some states. The media today is filled with entertainment because without entertainment
Analytic Response to “Does Watching Sex on Television Influence Teens' Sexual Activity?” Rebecca L. Collins wrote an article titled “Does Watching Sex on Television Influence Teens’ Sexual Activity?” in the book “Pediatrics.” In this article, she examined two recent studies to let us know how watching sex on television affects teens’ sexual activity. The main argument of the article is, “Does television influence teens’ sexual activity or not?” Collins’ argument shows that watching sexual television influences teens’ sexual activity, and this influence can lead to both bad and good consequences. She also gave suggestions on how we could reduce teens’ problems when it comes to the relationship between watching sex on television and teens’ sexual activity. Collins’ claim is that “expose[r] to television sex may hasten the initiation of sexual activity among teens”; this is an example of a way the influence is bad (543). On the other hand, television can “inform teens about risks and foster communication with parents”, which is a good influence on teens (544).
Individual Assignment: Media Portrayal of Sexuality and Adolescents Brian K. Jones University of Phoenix There is growing concern about young people's exposure to sexual content through television and other electronic media and about its potential effects on their sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Researchers have documented the growing prevalence of sexual talk and portrayals of sexual behavior in televised media, as well as associations between adolescent viewing patterns and their sexual activities (Gruber & Grube, 2000). Although sexual content in the media can affect any age group, adolescents may be particularly vulnerable. Adolescents may be exposed to sexual content in the media during a developmental period when gender roles, sexual attitudes, and sexual behaviors are being shaped. This group may be particularly at risk because the cognitive skills that allow them to critically analyze messages from the media and to make decisions based on possible future outcomes are not fully developed (Gruber & Grube, 2000).
The judges sentencing seems to be a less drastic verdict than what it should be not only did they rape a teen classmate they took pictures and videos of them doing so they should have been tried as adults due to the charges of rape and the possession of child pornography both serious offenses. I belive this situation could occur anywhere maybe even in our town but there are ways to avoid situations like this. This situation can happen to any person who would go to a party and get drunk, the person who had became intoxicated could be taken advantage. This situation could be avoided through procautaions such as parents keeping track of their children and having stricter laws on obtaining alcohol, there already some laws about underage drinking but these laws are easy to get around such as teens stealing beer from their parents or getting an adult to buy them beer from a
Why is the age of people having sex getting lower and lower? Children are exposed at young ages to pornographic images and adult situations. Cable television and movies are showing things on a regular basis that twenty years ago were not shown and were considered pornographic. Many parents are allowing the television to raise their children and this is where the children receive their information on sex. The problem is children don't realize the ramifications or dangers of early sexual involvement.
Pornography Is Harmful To Women and Children Let it be known that the purpose of this paper is to argue that pornography is harmful to society, but more specifically women and children. Unlike any other media representation of sex and sexuality, pornography within our postmodern society has become a cultural category of significance. The typical seediness has somewhat become lost but replaced by a society that mainly focuses sexual imagery in almost everything everyone sees. High contents of sexual imagery is used in the advertising and music industries as well as a number of late night television shows. This sudden shift in people’s attitudes towards the use of certain sexual and erotic images in today’s society raises a number of questions that need to be answered in order to better understand the harms it does to society.
In 1984, a group of angry parents and wives of politicians created the Parental Music Resource Centre (PMRC). This organization was responsible for creating the “Parental Advisory: Explicit Lyrics Label”. Labels were created in order to alert the public of “the growing trend in music toward lyrics that are sexually explicit, excessively violent, or glorify the use of alcohol and drugs.” Is it not the parent’s job to research the music their children are listening to before giving permission for them to purchase it? Parents need to take the responsibility for what their children are listening to instead of blaming the store owners. If parents research what their children are listening to, then there
The constant exposure of a sexually oriented society has caused many teens to become parents at an early age. The results of this have caused a major breakdown in one of the strongest structural units, which is the family. Families all over the United States are confronted with issues of teen pregnancy and adolescent sexuality. It is unfortunate that the television and music industries provide avenues for the exploitation of sexually contented materials. What society intended as vehicles for entertainment and bringing families together, has proven to be harmful to the minds of adolescents.
Alcohol and Tobacco Advertising: Its effects on society and populations need for reform The advertising of Alcohol and Tobacco on children television programs or the depths alcohol and tobacco companies will take to reach out to minors is a major problem in today’s society. Some believe that such advertising is only to increase or maintain loyalty in a company’s brand. However, there cannot be loyalty in a brand unless people are expose to the product, which is done through alcohol and tobacco companies selling their product using models, jokes, slogans, sponsorship and celebrities. Although the risk of alcohol and tobacco are well-known, research has shown that the companies who manufacture these products specifically target minors and glamorize the dangerous side effects; therefore, lawmakers should more tightly regulate how such companies are allowed to advertise. The advertisement of alcohol and tobacco has been a controversial subject in society.