Media Influence On Teenagers Essay

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Name: Lebogang Letwaba Due Date: 2 March 2018 Title: The influence of the media on older teenager’s values and beliefs about relationships The emergence of media has affected real life interactions with the evolving times of technology, real-life relationships have seen a drastic effect in the mind-set of people. An effect in the ability for people to think independently with emotional intelligence has been influenced by the norms that have been adapted in the new age of social media. Due to the strong influence that all forms of media have on various interactive relationships, a change in values and beliefs has occurred within relationships, affecting the extent of privacy, self-esteem, attitudes, cyber-bullying, communication, respect levels…show more content…
Television- movies, gaming. Advertising- billboards, propaganda (political and business). Social media- internet, Skype, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, WhatsApp and etc. Radio- music. Most influential in family life is television as it leads to a decreased level of communication in household. The use of television leads to gaming most affecting teenagers. A Neurological Health research conducted by “Scientific American Mind” has proven that the overuse of television in children leads to patterns of changes in the anatomical structure of the brain and leads to a changed anti-social behaviour and an obsession showing more mood swing which affects social and family life. A social media use is a common that can result in positive and negative effects as its emergence lead to easier means of connecting from people all around the world. It has become a way to keep us informed easily through communication. Although teenagers become emotionally independent on social media and don’t willingly face the true realities of life. This affects the level of authentic friendships along their surroundings. FOMO- Fear of missing out any social media beings when an addiction is triggered. Due to this, a teenager’s school life is affected by less concentration
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