How Does Media Negatively Affect Our Society

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Everyone can agree that media plays an extensive role in most individual’s daily life. Media has facilitated the way we search information and communicate. Worldwide, technology has grown to be a main resource for everyone to use. Media has influenced the way we learn, think, dress, and act. I can even say we would be vulnerable without it, because we have become so highly dependent on it. We have let media manipulate our decisions, values and beliefs. For most people, watching television is an enjoyable way to spend time. Because the grand majority of people own at least one television, the number of channels available has multiplied abundantly. Consequently, making you spend an excessive amount of time sitting in front of a television. Thus, television is not our only distraction. One way or another, we are constantly using some form of media. “On average, American children between the ages of 8 and 18 spend more than 7-1/2 hours a day using media for fun: everything from watching TV to listening to music, playing video …show more content…
Many of us have experience bullying in some way or another. Bullying was mostly known to happen in school, but much of that has changed. “In the United States alone, estimates indicate that more than half a million people age 18 or older have been victims of cyber harassment. Not only does cyber harassment negatively affect social network sites, because victims tend to exit the service, but the emotional distress brought about by the online aggression can also cause victims to take their own lives”. Using social media has become an easy way for bullies to harass, threatened, and embarrass other people. What most teenagers don’t seem to comprehend is how overwhelming something of this manner can be for someone. Cyber bullying causes many teens to have low self-esteem, skip school, consume alcohol and drugs and even lead them to serious health

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