Role Of Media On Socialization

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In our modern society one of our primary agents of socialization is media. The media has indeed took a great impact on what can be and should be prime examples of appropriate social standards. There are many different types of communications that can impact an invdiuals way of thinking. However since there are six members in this learning group, we will be summarizing on what types of media forms have had major infucne our lives. For our first group member Gabrielle Manzano she states, “I would say that media has impacted me and who I 've become on the course of time because it has shown me things that I like and don 't like. It has also opened up new opportunities for me and showed me things that I never knew existed and has been a great eye …show more content…
When I was in my early teenage years in middle school there were newspapers that were given to all of the students. I had picked up this news article and had read the issue of child soldiers in foreign countries. By reading this topic I was exposed to this horrifying truth of how other children were being treated. This lead me to question the events around me and to see if there was some type of action that I could have done. This is how the media influenced me. According to Angelica Talavera she said,” it feels like the vast majority of songs I hear are about: love, getting the girl or guy, or being with someone. That to me explains why so many people feel pressured about finding "the one" or being in relationships. And of course younger people are affected by this the most. In this case the agent of socialization would be music. Many of our modern music industries have had a major impact onto the youth. Many adolescent are being exposed to various artist on how they should act or feel about the social world around them. This can become very dangerous or benefits to these young individuals who hear all different types of songs through the …show more content…
What Heather says is very true. There are many times in our social society when there are these new gadgets can have impact on those who are willing to try them out. There are many people around my age who are rarely taking social route of communicating with others face to face. Rather most of their interactions are done through these mobile devices which can severely impact of how these future generations are heading to. Caitlin Isom states,” I believe that our media is one of the most shaping influences in our society today, and that much of what we take for granted as truth is simply a longtime result of these influences, instilled in us over time. These messages often tell us who and what we should be in accordance with gender, age, etc. And more often than not, we listen. Ultimately, I think that the things that the media glorifies are the standards to which the masses will attempt to conform, and sets a precedent for what is right and what is to be desired”. Our society is in fact changed drastically due to the supposed norms that our social world is putting into place so that we the people may conform to those

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