Impact Of Media In Today's Society

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Most Important Issues Currently Affecting America and its Society It isn’t unknown that America has many issues. Some of these issues are bigger than others. These issues are making a huge impact on America and its society. Many of them are related or correspond in one way or another. The lifestyles of Americans have changed drastically over the years and it’s beginning to make an impact. Americans have created a country where people are unhealthy, addicted to their phones, and dangerous to society. How does obesity, media usage, and crime negatively impact America? Obesity causes an endless number of problems such as economic, health, national security, and environmental issues. There are currently more Americans who are overweight or obese…show more content…
It has become a big part of the everyday lives of Americans. It shapes society in the way they think and even behave. There are so many different versions of the media such as television, radio, internet, movies, and even prints such as magazines or newspapers (Winnail, 2003). This variety of uses is beneficial in the everyday lives of Americans. However, it is very diminishing on their quality of life. The media affects the way people communicate with one another. The current generation of people don’t know how to properly communicate face-to-face with others. This is because they grew up with phones and other electronic devices and became comfortable communicating through a screen. One of the biggest issues with the media is the effects it has on the brain. Media is addicting. People would rather find entertainment effortlessly rather than going out and making an effort to entertain themselves (Winnail, 2003). The media provides this immediate source of entertainment, leading people to their addiction. 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…show more content…
It affects everyone’s lives in one way or another. It has a great impact on not only the economy, but also the quality of the lives affected by crimes. Communities are majorly affected by crime because it causes a loss in tourism. People will stop visiting and/or living in certain communities where an excessive amount of crime occurs. Crime has always been an economical issue in America but it wasn’t until the 1920’s that the costs of crime became a major issue. Every year, there are around 49 million crimes committed in the U.S. The annual cost of these crimes can be up to 1.7 trillion dollars, which was the recorded annual cost at the beginning of the twenty-first century. So much money is wasted due to crimes and it could be prevented if so many crimes weren’t committed. Crimes even take a burden on the financial budgets of tax payers. Part of their taxes go towards the fund of care for criminals in prison or jail. It costs up to about 25,000 to 30,000 dollars per year for each inmate kept in jail or prison. If everyone followed the law, the government and tax payers could put that money wasted on criminals to better use. White-collar crimes, such as fraud, are much costlier towards America than street-crimes. The cost of these crimes on America can be as high as 400 billion dollars annually. However, crime can cause more than just economical issues. It can also cause mental and emotional issues for the victims and their families. Some
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