Music has a harmful effect on today’s youth. Do you agree or disagree?
Today’s music does have a harmful effect on young children and teens. One of the harmful effects is causing young people to absorb and act out the lyrics. These lyrics can be about violence, sex, drug and alcohol addiction. Plus modern music can persuade young adults to commit violent crimes, through lyrics for example. Modern music can also alter their perspective on the world.
Music that is rich in sexual content, drugs and suicide have harmful effects, since teens and young adults can act out the lyrics. Among heavy listeners of sexual music, 51 percent started having sex within two years, versus 29 percent of those who said they listened to little or no sexually degrading music. An example of sexual lyrics would be "The, parking lot, why not?It's so cool when you're on top.His full on, your stuck.Life is so hard, cuz...Scotty doesn't know, Scotty doesn't know. I did her on his birthday" ("Scotty Doesn't Know" by Lustra). This song is saying that it is ok to cheat on someone and have sex in a parking lot. Teenagers fourteen years old have no reason to be doing these acts. Modern music riddled with sexual lyrics can cause teens to have sex at an earlier age.
Harmful music can also inspire young people to commit crimes and acts of extreme violence. Some popular music, especially heavy metal and rap music glorify violence. Through reoccurrence this harmful music can drive their messages home by repeating the same themes of murder, guns, cruelty and savagery. The American Academy of Pediatrics reports that teenagers can develop distorted conceptions about conflict and see violence as a solution. The lyrics "Hey Slim, that's my girlfriend screamin in the trunk but I didn't slit her throat, I just tied her up, see I ain't like you cause if she suffocates she'll suffer more, and then she'll die too" are in Eminem's popular song "Kill You"....