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magazines sending wrong messages to teens

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abbey dilatush

on 5 December 2012

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Statistics: Even More Statistics: According to a 2006 report by Magazine Publishers of America, 78% of teens read magazines. More Statistics: One study reports that at age thirteen, 53% of American girls are "unhappy with their bodies." This grows to 78% by the time girls reach seventeen. One study found that 70% of teen girls agreed that magazines strongly influenced what they thought was the ideal body type. A 1999 study conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that teens 15 to 18 spend an average of 13 minutes daily reading magazines. Similarly, Taylor Research & Consulting Group found that almost half of girls 12 to 15 look to magazines almost as much as their friends for the coolest trends. A Kaiser Foundation study by Nancy Signorielli found that: One in every three (37%) articles in leading teen girl magazines also included a focus on appearance, and most of the advertisements (50%) used an appeal to beauty to sell their products. Mind Control in the Media: Magazines in Teen People 51% of the ads are for beauty products, and again Cosmo Girl tops them both with 63% of the ads being for beauty products.
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