The Negative Effects of Mass Media and Exposure to America’s Youth

argumentative Essay
916 words
916 words

Media provides advertisements that are viewed throughout the world on television programs. Commercials, magazine, and internet. Media provides certain advantages to the company’s, in significantly increasing their financially gains of business through the ability and power in persuading consumers to purchase their products. Unfortunately, advertisings has several disadvantges that’s out wheigh any advantage by impacting the health, behavior, and attitudes of our children and adolescence. Companies spend billions of dollars per year alone marketing substance abuse, sex, and violence thT is captruing the attention of Americas young. Our world is surrounded with unlimited advertisements through mass media aimed at America’s youth with documented proof pertaining to the noticeable impact of advertisements and the effects on the health, behavior and attitudes targeted at children and adolescent. Media continues to play an extensive role from the time we open our eyes until we go to bed, and succeeds in creating a huge impact on today’s society. Impacts that result in changes in their sexual attitude, suffer from body issues, and children exposed to violence, because of Medias over-powering influence that it holds. Research has proven the negative effects that exist as advertising targets the attention of adolescents and the negative effects it brings. We live in a society where television programs that once promoted our youth with good values and morals have disappeared, and have been replaced with TV shows full of explicated materials. Television programs now expose our youth to uncensored material full of sex, drugs, and one night stands that destroys our children’s youth. “Teen pregnancy is already enough of an issue that it d... ... middle of paper ...>. Muller, Wiener, Gilbert H., Harvey S. "To the Point." Reading and Writing Arguments. 2009. . Anderson, Zakkiyya. "Show like Teen Mom Promote Teen Sex." Signal. (2011): n. page. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . Spettigue, Henderson, Wendy, Katherine A. "Eating Disorders and the Role of the Media." National Institutes of Health. (2004): n. page. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. . Evans, John. "Teen Sex Linked to Children’s TV Viewing Study Says." Life Way. (2009): n. Page. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. TV-Viewing>. Emmon, Sasha. "Is media Violence Damaging to Kids?" Parenting Magazine. (2013): n. page. Web. 25 Feb. 2014. .

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that television produces certain stereotypes pitched by the mass media and becomes another factor in seriously affecting girl's health and causing body imaging issues.
  • Opines that media violence isn't harmful to kids, but it's important to remove children from screens and involve them in sports, clubs, and play with adult supervision.
  • Concludes that media and advertising negatively impact the innocence of our adolescent children, which can lead to future consequences in our society. parents are in control of their children's life by blocking certain channels and internet sites.
  • Cites evans, john, "teen sex linked to children's tv viewing study says."
  • Analyzes the negative effects of advertising on children's health, behavior, and attitudes.
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