Impact of Media on Teenagers

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Paper Abstract:
Discusses ways in which movies, television, radio, print and the Internet influence teenage attitudes, self-image and behaviors. Negative effects of media emphasis on thinness. Relationship between media & self-esteem. How film, TV & music affirm the validity of sexual activity for teens; alcohol use. Aggression & violence.

Paper Introduction:
The Effect of Media on Teenagers The media exerts an enormous, almost a normative influence, over the lives of men, women, adolescents and children. It influences, particularly among teenagers, the ways in which individuals and groups dress, talk, behave, and think (Teen People, p. 28). The media, in the forms of movies, television, radio, and print as well as the new electronic
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