Negative Effect on Media Sex and Violence Essay

3136 Words Feb 12th, 2013 13 Pages
It is literally known on media entertainment that sex and violence were there. Whereas people who enjoyed it will release their tensions and aggression .
Highly sexual TV shows and intensely violent Web sites and video games may be affecting teenagers' behavior, according to three studies published in Pediatrics.
Sex on TV and teen pregnancy. A total of 2,003 teens (ages 12 to 17 years) were asked how often they watched 23 popular TV shows that portrayed passionate kissing, sexual talk, and sexual intercourse. One to three years later they were interviewed again; 744 teens reported being sexually active. Those who watched the most TV shows with sexual content were two to three times more likely to become pregnant or to impregnate
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Media can promote aggressive behavior and can also influence children to believe violence is a good solution to solve problems. * Create a false sense of reality. Young children can't always discriminate between real life situations and behaviors and surreal television examples. * Encourage irresponsible sexual activity. Kids exposed to sex on TV are almost twice as likely to initiate sexual intercourse. * Cause a child to perceive the world as more dangerous and have a darker view about the world. * Desensitize and cause a lack of empathy for human suffering. * Distort expectations of conflict resolution, race and male-female relationships.
What can you do to help protect you child from the negative effects of the media?
Media is everywhere but there are ways to help protect your children from the harmful effects: * Monitor what your child is watching. * Set limits on their exposure to TV, radio and video games. * Talk with your child about what they see and hear. It might be awkward but if you don't talk to them, the media may be their only other source of information. * Help them develop realistic perceptions of the roles sex and violence have in society. * Encourage activities OTHER than watching TV or playing video games that allow them practice pro-social

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