Reality Television: Negative Impacts on Teenagers Reality is a television program which is not scripted and act by ordinary people or celebrities. "It is designed to sell products, to entertain and to provide viewers with the feeling that they are seeing what occurs behind closed doors. (Barton 8)" The popularity of reality television in America increasing among teenagers '. This type of shows is the best platform to advertise certain type of person into the mind of confused youth. Reality stars ' affects daily conversations, fashion, make up style, body type, attitude, even the speaking accent of teens.
Waxed Generation by Michael Koenigs suggests that modern day media propels teenagers towards achieving utterly unrealistic standards of beauty in unnatural ways. Michael states, “Unfortunately the times have given my generation a perverted perception of beauty.” (Koenigs) He strongly believes that the digitally enhanced images magazines put forth to show teenagers, cause the people of this generation to strive for unnatural beauty. The “bombshells” and “hunks” featured in these magazines drive teenagers into insanity as they try to achieve these impossible standards. Consequently, those who can afford it spend their money on plastic surgery, while the less privileged take matters into their own hands. Hence, 5 percent of all college-aged women
Some films have defined a generation like in the recent coming of age film Dope in used costumes, sound ,and acting in such a way that it can define this generation. In the movie Dope it followed a young geek named Malcolm and his friends as they try to survive living in a hard neighborhood. In the movie dope it used film elements like sound, acting, and costume to attract it’s teen audiences. The sound in the film attracted it’s teen audiences by putting together a soundtrack that the generation can enjoy, kind of like the movie Harold and Maude. The acting choices used in the film attracted teens by casting popular actors like “ASAP Rocky” and “Shameik Moore”.
In the article “Media influence on teenagers” by Anastasia Powell who is also a lecturer at School of Social Sciences, La Trobe University, Victoria states that, media impacts do have an influence in molding high school conduct. At some point the adolescent is aware, he or she will have the capacity to deal with media weight better and can be ponder. For instance, promoting is regularly coordinated at kids and youngsters. She also mentions that, a case of this may be the expanding sexual substance in promoting, magazines, network shows and music recordings. Different sorts of media include vicious symbolism and coarse dialect – for instance, computer games and tune verses.
This advertisement MEDIA SMART was found on google. The advertisement talks about body image and the media, how they misrespresent body image. The effect it has on adolescents, how it influences their attitudes and behavior. Adolescent developing unhealthy attitudes towards their body images;because of the social pressure and how the media portrayed body images on magazines and television. Many adolescent suffered from low self-esteem and even hurt themselves because they are unsatisfied with their body image.
In Grant Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod states his belief that we seemingly “hate” the brightest kids in school partially because of some of the most “noted dropouts” in today’s society. Additionally, Penrod claims that the perceived hatred of intelligence in a high school setting is causing actual emotional harm to the children who are labeled as the “nerds” or “geeks”- thus, the classic “smart kids.” If entering just about any of the several thousand high schools around the country, they will hear choruses of “Did you actually study?’, “Why would you even bother studying- the game was on last night”, “Of course I didn’t study; I had football practice” or dozens of similar taunting phrases can be heard constantly
Why should I live up to other people's expectations instead of my own?” (Junger, 10 Things I Hate About You). Kat’s recalcitrant attitude towards nearly everyone and everything is very indicative of the rebellious teenager archetype; however, Patrick Verona is the poster boy for rebellious teens. When the film starts, Patrick is a supposed delinquent who smokes, does not take school seriously, and has numerous rumors floating around about his illicit behavior. While Viola and Kat both have their bouts with teenage rebellion, Sebastian and Patrick are prime examples of turbulent
It is already attached to teenagers in general, but this time I will discuss it more deeply. The purpose of this essay is to explain about risks-hobbies that teenagers do nowadays and how it would affect their lives. The first current harmful hobby for adolescences is doing bad party. Some teenagers would go for an event or occasion, where they could hear good music, dance, drink, and meet new people. This is very common because there are many teenagers who do that to relieve their stress.
Today’s society is about who’s on top and being better than everyone else. Everyone is always trying to be better for the sake of popularity. Children are growing up thinking that being normal is bad and that is unacceptable. Teenagers are committing suicide daily because of bullying about being who they are. Celebrities are trying to promote themselves by posting “false” pictures of them being “happy.” Perfection is not a real thing, if you are happy with your life, that 's perfect enough.
Drug Abuse Causes and Effects on Teenagers Drug abuse is one of the top issues defying the country today particularly among the teenagers. Occurrences of drug and alcohol abuse and related anti-social behavior have massively expanded lately. This has become a matter of concern to the government, parents and teachers. Teens regularly try different things with an assortment of activities and substances. Unfortunately, this experimentation can prompt substance misuse and addiction.