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Media’s Influence on Teenagers

Media is inseparable part of most teenagers life and can have a big effect on teenagers. Media (the means of communication or entertainment) is the most common way to communicate in the world. Especially through technological media like television, mobile, internet etc. The media can have both positive or negative Influence on people especially teenagers. Today’s modern society is surrounded by media which is essential part of peoples life and can be very useful depending on the way you use it. Every media has different purposes depending on the situation.

Some of the positive effects are sport stars who talk about good health  through adds and support the significance of healthy life style. E.g., eat healthy, exercise every day, do sport etc. Media such as technology has increase the awareness of teenagers  surrounding. Also technology has helped teenagers with knowledge that mediaprovides. Television and internet has engaged lot of teenagers to understand about  issues of sex, sexually transmitted disease, drugs etc. Newspapers hasimproved the reading skills of people  that read it nearly everyday and helps teens understand the issues of the present so does news on television. Sports that are shownon television are a good entertainment for teens and can help them succeed their sporting aim.

The negative effect that media has on teens is bad habit of spending too much time on technology. People tend to become lazy, aggressive from violence on tv and gain unwanted attitude. Teens use technological media like iPods, mp3 which if they put on maximum volume they can become deaf easily. Violence is another thing that teens learn form media like violent movies making them aggressive. Magazines have skinny models which make teens girls scared of eating/becoming too skinny and give bad time to obese teen girls. Also the edit make up in soap commercials make teenswant to put make  up everyday which bad for you skin. Also spending time on computer or tv can make you really unhealthy which causes health issues.

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  1. Yusuf2554

    On October 16, 2009 at 12:41 am


    hi, no bad comments thanks

  2. clafleur

    On October 16, 2009 at 7:51 pm


    You are correct on your points about how the media has influence on teens, but it goes much deeper in this society. I am glad you wrote about it.

  3. ellaloves

    On October 19, 2009 at 1:11 am


    i agree. the media gives both positive and negative effects to teenagers. i think what’s important is knowing how to weigh all effects and knowing how to budget our time wisely.

  4. jAY

    On April 22, 2010 at 8:05 pm


    YEAh YhU RiGht!!!:)

  5. Yusuf2554

    On August 7, 2010 at 8:40 am


    Thanks for giving me comments that help me realise everything

  6. anonymous

    On September 14, 2010 at 4:02 pm


    You have good ideas, but my gosh, have you not looked over it to correct for grammatical errors?

    Take this sentence for instance:

    “Also the edit make up in soap commercials make teenswant to put make up everyday which bad for you skin.”

    Next I’ll highlight the errors and make corrections

    Also(,) “the edit make up” (the “perfect” edited appearances of the models) in soap commercials make(s) “teenswant” (teens want) to put (on) “make up” (make-up) every day(,) which (is) bad for “you” (their) skin.

    And this is just one example. There are many others almost just as bad. Again, your ideas are great, you just need to be more careful of grammatical mistakes.

  7. Yusuf2554

    On October 5, 2010 at 2:59 am


    Hey anonymous,
    Thanks for pointing out my mistakes…I have just started and well not very good at Grammar, esspecialy punctuations.

  8. Bob Smith

    On December 8, 2010 at 10:27 am


    poop smells weird

  9. lizzy

    On March 28, 2011 at 11:33 am


    in think this will help many people so keep on writting tha it does help

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