How do movies and television influence people’s behavior? Use reasons and specific examples to support your answer. Movies and television in XXI century became one of main way to inform, present people important aspects of humans’ life. In 2015 more than 1,50 billon of people worldwide had access to television, which means this is one of the greatest tool to influence people’s life. The television as well as movies have a enormous power, which can be good, but sometimes dangerous.
However, the negative impact of these shows was more profound in this study. After watching these shows the teenagers could conclude that they felt more aggressive and experienced some form of bullying from others in their life, which is a major problem that reality television promotes. Also, these teenagers noted that they too worry about their physical appearance immensely when facing others in society. Unknowingly, about seventy five percent of these young adults believed that these types of TV shows were based on real events and were completely unscripted. In all reality, these television shows impact young females more than they do males.
Media affect teenagers the most because they spend a lot of time exploring things on it and this could harm them in a negative way. For example: when teenagers watch romantic movies, they could act differently to their love life because they got influenced by the things that they watched. Teenagers could change their behavior due to the things they watch on TV shows, movies, and videos. The young people of today appear to be excessively fascinated in viewing their most loved shows on TV or utilizing web-based social networking
Overall, yes having so many TV shows to choose from is making our nation and our families more divided, because it also came along with new technology which gave people a way to watch TV where and whenever they want to. In the Paired texts “The Box That Changed America” and “Television Transformed” by Lauren Tarshis it
With special effects in horror movies causing audience members to act angrier in their personal life, it can also hamper a person’s social life. Being angry can hamper a person’s social life by that person being a bad influence on other people and can compel them to elude that person because they do not want that negative behavior around them. According to the National Domestic Violence Hotline, a 24 hour hotline that provides help and comfort to abusive relationships, said that a person’s “anger can cause people to feel put off, upset, intimidated, afraid, or a handful of other unpleasant emotions, [and it can run] the risk of pushing loved ones out of [that person’s] life for good.” It is very beneficial to a person to seek to repress their anger when dealing with others. Having friends and family around can greatly help a person when dealing with psychological issues and also help to avoid suffering from potential loneliness. According to Kendra Shelley, a psychological rehabilitation specialist, said that loneliness can have many negative effects such as “depression and suicide, increased stress levels, antisocial behavior, and can result in alcoholism and drug abuse.” A person that is able to sustain their social life can be beneficial when dealing with psychological issues because it will let that person have a support group to help that person
Nowadays, Television reality shows are becoming famous worldwide because Television is a vital way of communication and reality shows have a great impact on almost every section of society either positively or negatively. The following paragraphs focuses on demerits because television reality shows change human kind more negatively then in positive manner by showing: abusive language, fights, teens behaviors, violence in reality shows cause aggressiveness, health problems and lack of focus what is more important in the real world. Television programs are meant to be good for most people like educational shows and sports related programs but it also effects children and adults through violent shows like big brother, an Australian show. Television shows really influence our behavior and mind especially children and youth. Some show contestants use bad languages and activities which affect children’s behavior.
The types of the contents showed by the media affect the mass by a lot, especially since technology today is at the tips of our fingers. Controlled by certain few organizations, with certain types of message, it can manipulate people’s attitude and opinion (MB Oliver, S Ramasubramanian, Jinhee Kim, 2007). “The people will believe, what the media tells them they believe.” – George Orwell, an English novelist has never been any truer with this topic. The dangers of the media are portraying the stereotype group of races with specific type of jobs or roles in the movie, which can largely affect how we as a viewer think. This in return damages character by causing low self-esteem, low expectations, low motivation, self-doubt, etc.
When a child does not have privacy, it can reveal the embarrassing moments of them on TV. According to the article “Should Kids Be on Reality TV?” by Justin O’Neill, child psychiatrist Dr. Allison Baker states, “experiencing public humiliation like Rachel did may damage one’s self-esteem.” These facts reveal that when cameras follow you every day, they can capture something about you which causes other kids to laugh about. When everyone is making fun of this child who did something embarrassing, it can cause the kid to feel miserable about themselves. This child would also not have enough confidence in him or herself anymore because people believe that the kid is just a joke in this society, and is not worthy enough to do anything. Furthermore, children at school are being followed by cameras all day.
All of the above mentioned points are unethical and is considered a crime in most of the states. Everything is just a click away from you, this is mostly used for a negative purpose. For example if a kid reads about some incident on social media but its content may not be appropriate for him but he can easily access that while just typing it on google. Most of the teenagers are involved in unethical activities and smartphones have made it easy for them to continue these unethical activities which is not only destroying our culture but also causing different diseases. Most of the kids like to stay at home and spend their time on social media or playing games on smartphones rather than going out and doing physical activities, this results in several health issues in them due to lack of exercise like obesity.
Those in movies and television shows are more likely to encounter violence than what people are in real life. Violence on television and exaggerated ideas of actual crime have been connected, as have the role of crime enforcement in these acts of violence. As a result of this fear of violence due to television exposure, the term “mean world syndrome” was coined. The consumption of violence through television has caused a fear of others, and constant on-edge feeling for many viewers. Long-term exposure has causes an image of mean and dangerous people outnumbering altruistic, harmless, and nonviolent (Bryant & Zillmann, 2002).