They may use this to antagonize a male character for sending the pictures to his friends or even to antagonize a female character for sending the picture in the first place. Many times, this classic example of teen sexting is thought of as educational by promoting abstinence from sexting. Shows and movies with storylines like this are basically saying, ‘If you sext, everyone will see it. You will be bullied. You will become depressed.
They don’t feel confident enough or don’t love themselves enough so they are searching for a personal identity. Teens want to identify by their peer group and in a certain sense, ages 12-18 are attracted by many things for examples, clothes, shoes, beauty products for girls, brand names, and many more things there are in the world. Marketers try to manipulate kids and teens by persuading them to buy products they don’t really need nor desire. Some teens tend to buy products because they are the new “in” or they want to be known as cool. Teens are also pressured by other teens or adults around them who make fun of them or judge them because they don’t have the product that the others own.
Ads are seen continuously throughout the day and some can give these young boys altered views on manners and obligations. Women are also taught how to act and advertisements that use gender roles can give the young girls a dependent outlook. Young women believe that their happiness is obsolete unless they please a man but their appearance. Though commercials and ads in a magazine are used to promote a product and help the business, the strategies used can be harmful. Gender stereotyping in advertisements can cause young children to believe that they have to look and act in a certain manner.
Boys develop facial hair, their voices become deeper, and thei... ... middle of paper ... ...during that time tend to punish their children if they do something wrong instead of listening carefully to what their children have to say or what they are going through. Support from society can also offer to help adolescents during their turbulent time of growth. In conclusion, adolescent teenagers can experiment with drinking, drugs, sexual relationships or other dangerous behaviors. Some psychological disorders can appear during adolescence like depression and anxiety unless parents or family support them. Society can help adolescents during this turbulent time of growth by creating some programs in the schools for all teenagers who do not have support.
Many people wonder why teenagers today have begun to act out of character, mistreat people around them, and even stay up on the latest trends, this is happening because, “Teens are naturally curious about other people’s lives and want to know how their own life compare” says family therapist, Lori Gottlieb (14). Considering that teenagers are curious about the lives of others can become disastrous since reality television is what they compare their lives with and reality television is not always real. Reality television shows negatively distort its viewers’ sense of real world relationships. However, distortion can begin in the commercials shown on television today. Studies have shown, "The attractive models that are used probably encourage the viewer....to develop preferences for the advertised products" (Golberg and Gorn, 1978).
The Anti-Drug” advertisement, the idea of talking to a child about alcohol, drugs, tobacco, or sex shown in text will stand out to a parent. Harsh words to a parents ears are used to describe the problems which teenagers in today’s world face such as: drugs, drinking, tobacco, and sex. The vocabulary chosen to be shown in this ad should not scare a viewer, but educate what type of conversation should be between a parent and their teenage child. The risks and consequences from the actions will be far worse for the young adult if not properly educated on what to do, as well as what not to do as they grow up. In the Hallmark advertisement a little girl is shown smiling because of her possession of a storybook that reads through a voice recording.
This show clearly displays the disastrous repercussions of teen romance yet the producers of the show have found a way to glorify it. Teenagers, in response, are brainwashed into thinking this is the norm for society, and that having a baby in high school could be fun. However, throughout the majority of this show, the fathers leave, the girls drop out of school, and the parents are forced to take care of their teen and their baby. It becomes apparent that teens are not mature enough to be in these relationships. They see the stress and the drama it causes, making teens, in some cases, destroy their future.
It 's your thinking cap and judgment center… (Davis). Which means that they are now able to start to comprehend and make their own ideas making it difficult for authority figures to make their point. Given this the article says it makes for “arguments” between the teenager and parent when actually they are just trying out their new found skill. Which is why when teenagers backlash and contend what the authority figure says it is taken as disrespectful and a form or rebellion. This being said often times the authority figure will punish the teen causing for more tension between them which may make the teenager more likely to rebel even further more in the future.
These media panics develop because people fear their children will only learn through technology and not thr... ... middle of paper ... ... girls being seen as sex objects and put on display online. However, it is important to approach these panics with a degree of skepticism because we must not forget that the young generation do have a mind of their own. If adults feels the pressure to monitor and restrict children from learning using new media, it could effect the way they learn and prove to be problematic. Works Cited Drotner, K. (1999). Dangerous media?
They are encouraging kids to buy the new IPhone or the new action figure. While it is not just products, children are also being influenced to act a certain way. TV and movie stars are teaching kids how to act based on characters they portray in movies and TV shows, which often times are not the right ways a child should act. Artists and other celebrities strongly affect the trends in clothing and ... ... middle of paper ... ...hild conforming to the ways of the media icons, then the kids will be less likely to act that way. The parents are a key part in loosening the grip the media market has on young children.