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Nola Mokeyane ; Updated September 26, Teens should have a healthy balance between watching TV and engaging in non-sedentary activities. Media is a vast form of communication that permeates nearly every aspect of modern culture.
Teenagers are exposed to all sorts of media outlets, from television, movies and advertising to social media sites such as Facebook and Instagram. Image and Beauty Standards: The sizes of supermodels and actresses often influence teenage girls -- who are actively seeking to find an identity -- to believe they have to be thin to exemplify beauty.
Magazine advertisements encourage teenage girls to think their hair needs to be long or short, red, blond or brunette -- whatever the flavor of the month -- in order to be considered beautiful.
Teens should be taught to value their own definitions of beauty above all else. Negative Movies and television programs often show characters using drugs and alcohol and engaging in violent behaviors. At a developmental stage when teens seek greater freedom and independence, the glorification of drugs, alcohol, risky sexual and violent behaviors in the media make it challenging for teens to make responsible behavioral choices.
Palo Alto Medical Foundation suggests that teens learn to use their critical thinking skills -- and parents can help them in this area -- by distinguishing fantasy from reality, and analyzing the agendas and target audiences of various advertisements. Cultural and Political Awareness: Positive The Raising Children Network says that teens can benefit from media exposure by developing cultural and political awareness.
Television, films, magazines and social media sites expose teens -- who may otherwise be limited to interactions with people from their own cultural and ethnic backgrounds -- to an array of different people. While family members and peers may perpetuate stereotypes of different cultural groups, media outlets can offer a diverse display of cultural or ethnic groups -- such as Asian, Latino and Black Americans -- that encourage teens to think critically and question cultural stereotypes.
Exposure to news and information about events occurring around the world also allow teens to participate in charitable acts or consider other ways to engage in benevolent deeds.
Positive Teens can learn to enhance social interactions with their peers through involvement in social media, says the Raising Children Network. Quite often, friendships on social media sites are merely offline extensions of existing, face-to-face relationships. Social media also allows teens to cultivate new friendships, which brings them access to wider networks and provides even greater learning and social opportunities.
Other benefits for teens engaged in social media include increased social confidence, more social support and heightened media literacy.Negative effects of social media Anxiety & depression: Research suggests that young people who spend more than 2 hours per day on social media are more likely to report poor mental health, including psychological distress (symptoms of anxiety and depression).
The Negative Effect of Social Media By Javoris Brown Critical Thinking Strayer University Social media is define as a type of communication that takes place . Mass media has had both positive and negative effects on people, especially young people who have grown up consuming media from many different mediums.
Mass media has made information available to more people more quickly, and it has enabled individuals to spread their innovative ideas much farther. The Negative Influence of Media on Young Women Words | 6 Pages.
teenage girls and young females, in particular age are more influenced by media, i.e. magazines, internet adverts, TV, music videos, etc., many of them wish having the models’ features and then they aim towards conforming to the society’s perception of beauty.
Wrong choices may have a negative impact on society, especially on children and teenagers. However, if used wisely, media proves to be a boon.
It gives us a platform to voice our . TELEVISION. Television has the potential to generate both positive and negative effects, and many studies have looked at the impact of television on society, particularly on children and adolescents (1,2).An individual child’s developmental level is a critical factor in determining whether the medium will have positive or negative effects.