The Importance Of Media Education

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Media has affected on the individuals who are exposed to the mass media, and it is now changing and controlling the world. Mass media appears in various forms, for instance, there are not only existing broadcasting, newspaper, movie, game etc but also the types of social media outlets, such as Facebook, twitter, and YouTube. Over 50% of the world 's population is under 30-years-old. 96% of them have joined a social network(Erik qualman). With the gradual development and vitalization of the social media, the media became more influential factor for the youth, working as the motivation of behaviors which is mostly featured as 'imitation '. According to the research by psychologists L. Rowell Huesmann and others in the 1980s, children who watched many hours of violence on television when they were in elementary school tended to show higher levels of aggressive behavior…show more content…
Also they were more likely to be arrested and prosecuted for criminal acts as adults(American Psychological Association). There can be some ways to prevent those phenomenons like having restrictions on watching and expressing and practicing media education. Especially the media consumers ought to get media education in schools. It is taken for granted that the media education has no impacts on teenagers and it can restrict the freedom of accessment and expressions of the media. However, the media education should be intensionally encouraged because it can enlighten the teenagers effectively, prevent imitative crimes, and gurantee the freedom of the expressions. Opposition to Media education(advantageous points of the media) Media has enormous strengths on communicative society. There are some people who argues that it can release the enthusiasm of the creators through violent and sexual things. In particular,
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