Media Identity And Identity

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The youths in the world today faces a major crisis that was defined by a psychologist known as Eric Erickson known as identity and role confusion. The media has had a great contribution to this but it is also not solely responsible. This is certain because the media is not only leading to role confusion and identity crisis but it also leads to positive impacts to the lives of the youths. The media which includes the press and the social media has become one of the major pre-occupation for the young generation who spend several hours or almost all of their free time in their phones and television sets (McLean, Paxton and Wertheim, 2013). The media has been responsible in promoting a false body image of youths and adolescents who often compare themselves against themselves as they seek to express themselves and cope with their body changes, new responsibilities and life decisions at hand argues (Orenstein, 2013). The media has however remained the only way teens and youths can communicate to the world. The media may also form various learning platforms and it thus depends on the sites that one decides to engage in. This paper attempts to explore the overall impact of the media on the body image and the self-esteem of the youth. Negative contributions The media has had so many adverse effects on young people. Some of them have developed from bad influence such as peer pressure while others have developed from bad practices and activities from the press and celebrities and
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