COME BACK FOR CL. From many TV shows and other media networks broadcasting vulgar behavior as comedy, teen are starting to record their fights and unmannerly conduct and post them on sites to be discovered. In the article entitled, “Peer Pressure, Media Fuels Youth Violence”, Susie L. Morris, the author, states how teens are,”… concentrating on entertainment and impressing each other and the camera,” (1). Consequently, more teens are beginning to crave the attention they receive from their acts of vulgarity, so they keep doing it. All in all, no matter how violent behavior is dissected, it is still evident that media violence is the main factor.
Especially in teenage group this type of violence affect them and mostly time it leads to aggressive behavior. And some of the time media violence is main reason which involve teenager in criminal activities like domestic violence, harassment and street crime. (Strasburger;2004) states that media influence the people a lot, sometime in positive way and sometime in negative way. He further add that from past few years media is influence a people very much. People do the mostly things which they see on media.
This subject is debated because of the profound effect that violence can in the future of society. The introduction of television violence has led many to theorize that chronic exposure to the act will desensitize some teenagers and cause them to develop the characteristics of a more aggressive. Although the causes of violence are multifactor and include variables for individual biological vulnerability, psychiatric disorders, substance abuse and social conditions such as poverty, poor education, family psychopathology, and child abuse, research information quite interesting in showing that among the most important variable is the exposure adolescents to television violence are at much greater risk. Current research has confirmed the link between violence presented through a variety of media and aggressive behaviour. If young children also have ready access to firearms, then the likelihood of violent behaviour, for themselves and others, increased.
Teens today are directly influenced by the many number of social media, causing subordinate messages that sometimes remain unseen to many. Television is one of the main influences that surround a culture, bombarding teenagers with messages — some good while some bad. Not only does television have the power to inform and entertain, it is also capable of shaping the beliefs and influencing the identities of young adolescent viewers. Television can have negative effects such as greed, superiority, and entitlement that cause corruption within the minds of viewers, as well as in our society. Since television is one of the prominent forces of social corruption, it is only natural that teenagers would look to its messages as a source of guidance.
Media Effect on Today’s Youth Media plays a strong hand in the development of a child in society. Youth are easily influenced and could think actions of unsavory morals are appropriate because it was in media. This is a major problem today as the news make reports of children intentionally committing crimes as big as murder. Children are experimenting with drugs and alcohol at an earlier age and there is even a show dedicated to teen moms on MTV. Of course, media is not the only force at fault here as peers and parents are just as much to blame as media.
The media tries its best to provide the most accurate and trustworthy information to these young men and women, but there was and will always be that one commercial or advertisement that would’ve been better off not being seen or heard. Furthermore, the media promotes unwanted behavior under teenagers. “Advertising teaches a superficial, live-for-the-moment philosophy that can influence already rebellious teenagers” (Day 85). This leads to teenagers running away from home, getting married in Vegas, or even becoming hippies who live in a van. The media is a part of the everyday life of a teenager.
The Role of Television, Movies, and Music in Lives of Teenagers Television, movies, and music are playing major roles in most (if not all) of the lives of teenagers. Although teens may feel that they are simply meant to entertain, these media deeply affect their minds and how they think and react to various situations. How can they possibly be dangerous? They are only sources of unrealistic entertainment. In my opinion, television, movies, and music are definitely responsible for teen violence today.
In addion, they say that our society already has so much violence that it's no wonder large amount of people like to watch violent movies or games. Now why is that? There is a psyhological theory that argues that people can learn new information and behaviors by watching other people, and that is known as observational learning, in other words modeling, which leads us to a simple note that teenagers act out what they see or hear, moreover what the media shows. However this is a direct occusation of the media, or TV, but what they have to say? Of course they would take the other view and have arguments of their own.
People at a vulnerable age, especially teenagers, are highly effected by anything that is put before them in a fancy way. At that age, they are attracted to anything that's flashy and anything that can make news. 3: Wrong Message The negatives in society are highlighted with the purpose of awakening people about them. For example, the negative effects of addiction are portrayed through advertisements. Newspapers, television and the Internet are used to spread social messages.
The lyrical content of modern music has had a noticeable affect on the actions of all society. Few limitations have been applied to the availability of these horrid songs, so the ears of young children are still exposed to them. These children do not realize the affect it has upon them. ''People perceive media content to have a greater impact on others than on themselves (McLeod 1).'' Because the nation's youth is being subjected to these types of songs, children and teenagers are committing crimes, drinking alcohol, using drugs, and forming racist or sexist opinions.