The Effect of Mass Media on Teenagers

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n the past 50 years, mass media become part of everyone’s daily life. Because the development of technology is rapid in the world, from telegraph, radio, to TV, computer, mobile phone. Media makes the lives of the people at ease, along with Information and Communication Technologies; they produce to increase the standard of living for the people to spend time. Nowadays, teenagers can easier to get mass media in computer; they can through computers to know different types of mass media that they want to have.

Mass media brings out some of the positive and negative effect on teenagers:

Positive effect on teenagers:

Mass media serves as a platform on which individuals can voice their views in various issues and share information with their friends. They can through MSN/Skype/face book to talk about their point on some case to increase their communication skills; also they can through talking to know more about different types of idea in same case. So mass media have helped to create a platform for sharing their knowledge and increase their communication skill with others.

Television trains teenagers to embrace complexity, forcing them to follow many threads and ideas, also views are forces to think and engage, and this in turn to think their analytical skill because they have to acts as a constructive influence in many cases.

Another positive effects, is that mass media keeps people informed of any recent events within a short amount of time. For example, a politician is assassinated; you will hear this immediately, so that you will know what is going on. Media keeps you informed. It also helps in other things like entertainment, gaining knowledge
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