The Effects Of Social Media On Teens Essay

1197 Words Oct 14th, 2015 5 Pages
Due to the high number of teens on social media, 9 out of 10, various platforms may be used to educate them about sexual intercourse and safe sex(Blaszczak-Boxe). If most teens spend most of their time on social media, social media platforms may be a great influence to teens in order for them to become educated on sexual education. For example, commercials who were made with the intention of promoting the harmful effects of smoking aimed to teenagers have shown an extreme influence on the rates of teenage smokers. If the United States made it a priority to fund advertisements on social media on the many ways teens may prevent teenage pregnancy and STI’s, there is a high chance of there being a decrease in sexual intercourse effects amongst teenagers. Though social media may be used as a way to prevent teenage pregnancy and STI’s, social media and the media in general may be promoting and influencing teenagers engaging in various sexual activities, and not just sexual intercourse.
“In the U.S., one in three television programs contains a scene devoting primary emphasis to sexual behavior, and one in 10 contains a scene in which intercourse is depicted or strongly implied, yet sexual precautions and the consequences of sexual behavior are rarely depicted” (Planned Parenthood Care). These television programs are encouraging teens to having sexual intercourse, yet do not educate teens about the consequences sexual intercourse, or the participation in sexual activities, may…

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