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In conclusion, I agree with the writer that media does have an influence on society, which includes youths and public opinions. The article provided a clear explanation on the influence on youngsters, especially on violent behaviors which can cause children to have an aggressive behavior. Moreover, mass media also has an impact on the public opinion and the manipulation of media can be used to change perspective of the society. On the other hand, the author omitted the details regarding the impacts of media on adults. In my opinion, this is an important factor to be discussed as media has a great influence on adults which should not overlook as well.
It could have also stated what media outlets have been supportive of their campaign and which outlets have not. Media is an influence on people of all ages but the violence portrayed in the media is having a harmful effects on youths as it is desensitizing them before they have the chance to fully understand what they are watching. Video games, movies and television statistics should have been included with this article to give the reader a better understanding of which sources are adding the most to this trouble. Reference Fowler, R. (2002). Combatting youth violence.
Media is a very powerful tool, which can lead teenagers on their journey through life. This has invariably created tension between parents who have positive expectations for their teenagers and teenagers who view such expectation as hopelessly out- dated. The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the influence of media on teenagers, especially how the media shapes the behavior of teens. The literature on the influence of media on teenagers is vast and most of them have focused on the negative impacts. They seem to advance the view that the way youth react to situations, or their mode of thinking is wholly based on the effect of the media, particularly television and movies, music, videogames, and the internet.
Media is one of the top influences ort youth is surrounded by today. When this topic arises the media is always portrayed as negative and rarely do we focus on the positive. The way our young students of today act is a reflection of what our media is demonstrating. Not everything the media shows or portrays is what our youth will follow. As a whole we should embrace our culture and try to better the way our media is portrayed to our youth.
With different forms of media playing an influential part in an adolescents’ life, their perceived social norms may be seriously influenced. “Adolescents are influenced by the content they are exposed, with respect to their knowledge about the world, their attitudes and values, and their behavior” (Steinberg, 2012). Media could lead to negative perceived social norms for individuals, since adolescence is an important time because a sense of identity is emerging. Those assumed norms might have an affect or dictate an individual’s identity. These false norms can be possibly prevented through education and awareness therefore the youth should be taught the fallacies of the media through MLE (Media Literacy Education).
The media constantly bombards us with news, advertisements, etc, wher... ... middle of paper ... ...r attention on selected issues on which the public will form opinions on (McCombs). Framing is an important factor by allowing the media to select certain aspects about the problem and then make them appear more important in the text, which results in enhancing the meaning or interpretation of the situation (Scheufele). Last, but not least, priming also played an important role in shaping public opinion. Priming works as the media repeatedly exposed certain issues in the public viewers. The more exposure an issue gets, the more likely an individual will recall or retain the information in their minds.