Kids these days are constantly looking to get the next best thing, or act how the “popular” people would act. In the article “Commodifying Kids: The Forgotten Crisis,” Giroux talks about the affects the media market is having on children of today. The media is “brainwashing” kids into buying their products and catching them while they are young. The children of today are measuring their worth by the things they own or the way they act, which is largely due in part to the media market. While I do agree with Giroux on how the media market is to blame for the strong influence of children, I also think that the parents should share some of the blame for giving into their child’s desires and buying and encouraging them to get the top products.
The Entertainment in Education In Neil Postman's book Amusing Ourselves to Death, he discusses the impact that television has on the American culture. Postman talks about how much the American culture hands itself over to the television and he show the ways that it is being done He shows the impact that television has on the written word, education, and the youth in America. Postman explains how the way teaching has changed to make it easier for our youth to understand and how they aren't bettering the curriculum but making it more entertaining. Somehow the television has crept into the school systems of America and is now becoming, sadly, a vital part of the education of our youth. I consider it a huge problem because we are putting the thing that causes our minds to shut down in front of us in school!
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Partying, inappropriate behavior, and even sometimes illegal activity sadly describe what many people view as entertainment today. It is known as reality television. Reality television has been around for a while, but has changed tremendously. The first “reality” shows were considered good and wholesome for the entire family. Now, many of these shows are not appropriate for children.
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How far are we willing to go as viewers to support the realistic trials of the lives of others as a source of entertainment? Reality television has become a staple in the media and entertainment business. With the growing support of television watchers everywhere, reality television has become a part of every family’s weekly television viewing. Some of the shows aired make me wonder just how much would we allow to be shown on television, is the life of another worth the fame or entertainment? The Hunger games reminds me so much of movie called Death Race.
They are worried of any harm that kids may get from the series that seems to make violence among children acceptable. On the other hand, more liberal parents and instructors are allowing their youths to partake in the craze despite the blood involved in the stories. They argue that the story’s messages are something they want their children to see for themselves. The political and social aspects of the books are ideas that could be used to teach bigger, real-world lessons that students often sleep through. The Hunger Games books can open the minds of middle-schoolers to worl... ... middle of paper ... ... 12 March 2014.