Impact of Modern Media on Youth

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Most of the dictionaries define media as a conglomerate of different mass communication. Of those media, the most popular ones is Radio,T.V, print journalism and web/internet . Advertising is another popular and very important medium. For purposes of the media, youth will be classified in age groups of 13 and 21. Media, in today's world, have both positive and negative implications. As far as youth is concerned one thing should be kept in mind, that it depends upon the youth to reap the positive/negative outcomes from media. Media not only helps the youth to become aware of the current events but also allows them to evaluate the burning issues. A greater percentage of youth related to mass communication and journalism are using media as a platform to display society's views and feelings.The youth in any part of the world can utilize this platform to communicate their objectives. For example, in many countries, various non-profit organisations use media to highlight problems of enhancing education system in different parts of the world. However, the boldness of media sometimes create negative implications also on the youth. As a whole, the positive aspects surpass the negative implications which clearly shows that the youth are getting maximum benefits out of media only if they use media as a proper channel to express their views. There are many many advantages and disadvantages of media. They are advantageous in the field of education and keeping up with world events, exposure to different cultural events, broadening of experiences etc. and its a positive form of entertainment in moderation too. When we think of the disadvantages, we may say that the media creates, in many youth desensitization to violence, exposure to drug abuse, stress from certain types of media, possibilty in increasing the body weight if one spends too much of time in front of T.V. or computer, potential lack of social skills among others. It seems clear that media is about options, it is...
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