Violence is a negative effect on media and society because of the learning effect, the desensitized effect, and the fear effect. For example, the violence on television and video games can teach people the actions of the fictional characters in the show or game, and in turn, learn violent behaviors. “Viewers learn the aggressive attitudes and behaviors depicted in the programs they see”(Wartella 3). Considering the fear effect, the next effect violence can create is the desensitization effect. Violence is a negative effect on society and media because violence can cause real emotion, and change the attitudes of many civilians when put in a serious situation where people need help.“Prolonged viewing of media violence can lead to emotional desensitization toward real violence and real victims which may result in callous attitudes and a decreased likelihood that desensitized individuals will take action to help victims when real violence occurs”(Wartella 3).
The less fibre children consume, the more likely they are to develop constipation, which can cause abdominal pain and discomfort. once children have eaten fast food, they consume more calories and fewer nutrients for the rest of the day. On days when kids ate fast food, compared with days when they ate at home, adolescents and young children consumed an additional 309 and 126 calories. (Melcum). This is major because, lack of fibre and to many calories can impact people to gain weight, create irregular digestion, and get a chronic disease.
Malcolm X (n.d) stated that media is a powerful creature; it has the power to manipulate the public opinion into making the innocent guilty and vice versa. This statement by Malcolm x shows how media has become very dangerous that it is able to control the minds of people especially teenagers. In fact, media has developed to be a way of living and has become inseparable to teenagers’ daily routine, resulting in a mass destruction and limitation for the human creativity. Media can affect adolescents’ life and behavior in various ways such as manipulating them, causing health issues, and leading to distraction from studying. Teenagers are manipulated unwillingly through advertisements, television programs, and celebrity gossip.
The second article “The Upside of Selfies: Social Media isn’t all bad for Kids” by Kelly Wallace is about who social media can help teens and there problems around the world for teens”. Firstly social media is a dark place where teens can go and learn things and do things for fame that they should not do because it can harm them. The first example of this is in paragraph 4 of “Student Examines Negative Effects of Social Media on Teens” by Aurelie Krakowsky it states “They also put too much effort into following trends they see online instead of being themselves.” This shows that the internet can harm teens and have an effect on them teens are putting social media before themselves and others. All because of some of the trends it is making people so obsessed with social media. Some teens are getting hurt because of some of the trends they are doing to be popular and some of these trends can and will kill you.
Becoming addicted to media and technology has negative effects on the mental health of an individual. People become trapped in the world of technology and tend to disregard their social lives and even their responsibilities. Media psychology has even become a subfield in the study of psychology because the media has become a major part in everyday life, affecting the way the brain functions (Luskin, 2012). It is feared that the use
Children are quickly hooked to the commercials since most do not evaluate what they see. All the men shown on television are muscular and handsome and the ladies shown are very skinny, curvy and their faces and bodies look like a total perfection. On the other hand the less handsome or beautiful are portrayed as unfortunate looking mostly by the roles they play or even made fun of. This has led to numerous eating disorders and teenagers spending a lot of money to buy products so that to look and feel better. Therefore, teenagers end up consuming products either to be look more good and acceptable without actually considering the side effects of it.
Many children do not get the option to eat a healthy breakfast every morning. Many parents do not have enough money to buy breakfast for their kids. Parents have been known to go out and buy their children sweets such as; pop tarts, donuts, sugary cereal, and many other items. Parents end up buying breakfast items like these because they are cheaper and easy to make in the morning. A child who eats an unhealthy breakfast, or do not eat a breakfast at all have a harder time in school.
Depression will make the child can invetend suiced. Fourth, the negative impact of social media is addicter. In this world everyone has known social media and many people have also used social media. Even many parents are give the games or video in social media to their childrens so ther don’t cry. From that point, can make them addicted to social media and with such fragility can ruin their bright future.
Social networking also provokes cyberbullying and it spreads false information. Students go on social media too much and it results in them getting lower grades. They tend to not be focused on the task at hand and end up not getting their homework or whatever they’re working on completed. Also, some users bully others online and it affects the victim's life severely. Commenting something inappropriate could spread to many people's lives and could hurt lives in ways that people don’t know.