Media Is The Most Accessible Form Of Information

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The media is widely acknowledged as the most accessible form of information in the world. Especially, adolescents are one of the experienced Internet users. Besides, they could have access to most contents easily. According to one study, American teenagers took their times a lot to using media (SNS, Internet, games and television). The average hours per a week are more than 38hours. One of the contents what they spend their time is YouTube. It is a large video sharing service and more than 4 billion clips are watched every day on YouTube. In addition, many of most watched videos are music videos. A recent study found that 77% of adolescents are watching a YouTube channel and 1 over 3 of them is a viewer of music channel. More over,…show more content…
Those sexual messages are tend to be easily found from music contents. The studies analyzed 75% of music videos included sexual images, which effect on teenager’s behaviors concerning dangerous sexual intercourse. It also illustrates that 61% of high school students had sexual intercourse and 10% of female tried to refuse. Thus, almost half of adolescents have a poor understanding of sexually transmitted disease, according to a study. Furthermore, one statistics show that sexual activity teenagers and adults under 25 are raised risk for sexually transmitted disease than adults over 26(Starsburger, 2010). This essay will describe important role between adolescents and sexuality in the media and how it is influence on youth’s sexual consciousness and behaviors. Smith (1997) said that there is an ecological perspective, which is affected and manipulated by the system surrounding teenagers on teenager’s formation of consciousness on sex. It is also said that there are factors in the local community, family, environment, peer group, and personal life within the system. Also, this is also defined as a value relating to sex, which includes physical characteristics of men and women, form of action, and values. During the teenage period, there are sexual drives due to rapid physical growth and mentally, cognitive development and development of ethics and socially, the strong urge to become independent. So this is an important period
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