top-rated free essay

Media En Ggt

By DUFFBAROSEE Jan 21, 2013 625 Words
Today the media is everywhere society turns. With the click of a button, people can see where their friends are checking in on Facebook, what they are doing on Twitter, and even check apps regarding their favorite celebrities. Technology has given people easy access to everyone’s lives. Fans are able to feel a part of their favorite celebrity’s everyday life by tracking their whereabouts. They feel up to date on what is happening in their lives. Thus, giving them a connection and a sense of closeness to celebrities. The ability to constantly know what is happening with celebrities, what they are wearing, where they are going, and what they are interested in, affects how society lives their lives. People feel the need to emulate their favorite star, so they imitate their clothes, accessories, and even attempt to attend the same type of places. Teenagers are the most common people trying to copy their idols. Celebrities have the easiest time influencing teens because they are so vulnerable. Teenagers are in search for self-esteem, their identity, and a “cool” self-image. All of these aspects of a teenager’s life are detrimental to who they will become. The power of the celebrity has taken control of these teens and ended with negative influences.

A teen needs to satisfy his need for love, acceptance, and success in order to experience high self-esteem. He gains his self-esteem by pleasing his parents, peers, and society. This is a time in an adolescent’s life where they feel the most need for acceptance. This need for acceptance drives teens to be more experimental, innovative, and sometimes controversial. They are at a time in their life where they keep reinventing themselves. They may start out as a jock, then become a punk, then preppy, and so on and so forth. According to Teenager Research Unlimited, fun is the number one description for the teenage generation. Teenagers emphasize freedom, yet do not want to take on the responsibilities and obligations of adults. Fun links the teens to experimentation with illegal or illicit substances. Their ideas on life are more in the clouds than in reality. Teens are thinking, dreaming, and even planning a few years ahead. This, in turn, is making celebrities a few years older than them more desirable. Teens are fans of Miley Cyrus, who was caught on film smoking marijuana, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, who went to jail for drinking and drugs. Teens consider this to be okay, and do not let instances like this hinder their idols’ likeability. They have become immune to things that are wrong because they constantly see celebrities conducting themselves in this manner in the media. Reality shows have become very popular and teens have begun to realize that you can become famous just by being a bad girl, teen mom, or a crazy party animal who likes to do nothing but drink and “smush,” like the cast members on Jersey Shore. All of these shows set bad examples for young teens. They broadcast that it is okay to constantly fight, be drunk, and have random hookups. A person may even become famous and make millions of dollars in doing so. Why would teenagers see anything wrong with this if society is telling them it is okay? It is not fair to teenagers because they are being influenced by negative actions. They imitate what they see, and what they see is utter chaos. While teens are forced to deal with the pressures of peers, parents, and society, teens are also forced with the questions of “Who am I?” and “Who am I becoming?” They cannot be blamed for their bad decisions and actions when they have idols like Snooki and the Situation.

Cite This Document

Related Documents

  • media

    ...MEDIA NEGATIVE ASPECT Opening:  Let me begin by stating that all in the world is not as you have been told. The old saying that "truth is stranger than fiction" couldn't be more accurate, for we have been deceived on such a grand scale that most would have a difficult time in comprehending the full extent. The behind the scenes mac...

    Read More
  • media

    ... Designing a research project takes time, skill and knowledge. With Qualtrics survey software, we make the survey creation process easier, but still you may feel overwhelmed with the scope of your research project. Here are 5 common errors in the research process. 1. Population Specification This type of error occurs when the researcher se...

    Read More
  • Media

    ...In the last 50 years the media influence has grown exponentially with the advance of technology, first there was the telegraph, then the radio, the newspaper, magazines, television and now the internet. Before discussing the influence of mass media on society it is imperative to explain the three basic functions of mass media; they are providin...

    Read More
  • Media audiences

    ...The classic definition of “media audience” is people who consume the media, in the past, they are readers who reading newspapers or magazines, and listeners who listening to the radio. Nowadays, media audience can be viewers who watching television program of users who surfing on the internet. And there are two views of “media audience...

    Read More
  • Media

    ... English 101 May 10, 2009 A Media Driven Society Raises Today’s Youth “Beep!” “Beep!” “Beep!”… Its 7 o’clock am, I rise to an alarm set to 94.5 where I hear the latest news and media gossip. I jump into the shower where I continue to catch up on the world’s news reports. My pre-set coffee brewer has coffee already p...

    Read More
  • the media

    ...Tina Le Professor Brannon English 1301 2S3 08/03/14 How The Media Affect Teens And Young Adults? The media is inescapable given that everywhere we go. We are surrounded by magazines, newspapers, computers, and televisions. Being we are massively exposed to the media, it is sculpting our society as it controls the structure of our civiliz...

    Read More
  • ENS 303

    ...ENS 303 Study Guide Power Gripgives strength required to maintain the grip (tennis racket, jumping rope) Hook Gripusing fingers in flexed position (carrying brief case, shopping bag, rock climbing) Key grip variant of precision grip to enable you to pick up or hold flat objects (key into lock, using cash card) Limbrical position ...

    Read More
  • Media

    ...e objective of this essay is to look at the negative impacts of media on teenagers. This essay will show how the media affects the level of violence amongst teenagers. It will also look at how the media can cause certain sexual issues to arise among teens. This essay will also address some of the health issues that come up as a result of the med...

    Read More

Discover the Best Free Essays on StudyMode

Conquer writer's block once and for all.

High Quality Essays

Our library contains thousands of carefully selected free research papers and essays.

Popular Topics

No matter the topic you're researching, chances are we have it covered.