Media Effects On Teenage Media

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According to the Centers for Disease Control almost half of all teenagers both male and female had sexual intercourse at least once. As per the study conducted by the
National Survey of Family Growth children between the ages of fifteen and seventeen are participating in sexual intercourse more frequently than past years. This is in part due to the exposure of children to sexually explicit content via media devices, such as television, internet, mobile devices, and print publications. It is for this reason that there is a strong link between media’s content and the sexual behaviors of our modern day teens. Within this paper the role of sexually explicit content on television will be discussed with an emphasis on how it affects the teenage
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This is because of the rise in the role technology plays within our everyday lives. Teens as well as pre-teens spend a large portion of their free time viewing some sort of media whether it be a movie on a Disney network to a video on U-Tube. The images that are being showcased are explicit in nature and contains content which does not necessarily meet the expectations of some parents brought up in traditional homes. For instance during the sixties and seventies the Honeymooners featuring Jackie Gleason as Ralph Kramden and I Love Lucy featuring Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, portrayed married couples who did not sleep in the same bed. This is because during the early days of cinema the creators of such media did not want to offend the viewing public, therefore scenes which were deemed to sexually explicit were not aired, as well as that which whose content was deemed inappropriate would have been socially …show more content…
Take for instance show such as the suite life of Zach and Cody. In this show the main character has a crush on a particular female resident and make many references towards his love for her. These children in this show portrays children who are in their preteens. Such content although it is a part of our growth as human beings are showcased in too many genre across all aspects of television. Even within the movies that our children (ages 2 to 12) watch, which in turn become a huge part of their childhood experience, there are often references of a prince and or princess and some form of a kiss. These images are imbedded within children brains at a young age, it is no wonder that the studies show that there is a direct link between exposure to sexual content on television and sexual behavior in the real world. If we as parents did not allow our children to watch shows with sexually explicit material the makers of said productions would lose ratings and be more than inclined to fix whatever it is that society deems as the problem. However the reality is that we use these media sources as a recipe for a more peaceful home life and we promote these companies by buying the products such as pencils, book bags, cups and other forms of promotional items, these big companies

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