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Teens and Mass Media
Transcript of Teens and Mass Media
Emilie Boomsma Teenager: A person between the ages of 13 and 19; an adolescence. Mass Media: A Means of public communication that reaches a large audience. Male Image Normative Discontent: Body dissatifaction affects almost all women at some level. Female Body Image 40% of middle and high school males exercise regulary with the intent to increase muscle mass. Male Body Image Dictionary.com Dictionary.com Dissatisfaction is higher in women of all ages and sizes. 20% of 9 year olds and over 40% of 14 years olds want to lose weight. 2/3 of adolescents diet at some point in their teen years. Females in the Media "Ideal women"= tall, white, thin, and blonde "Thin is in" 20% of models are under the ideal body weight. Men & Women Ideal weight Issues with Mass Media 38% use protein supplements 6% said they experienced steroids Eating disorders: When you have anorexia nervosa, you're obsessed with food and being thin, sometimes to the point of deadly self-starvation. Present Day Males in the Media Media often potrays men as dominent and aggressive The average women is 5'4 & 140 pounds, while the average model is 5'11 & 117 pounds. 98% of fashion models are thinner then the average women Vogue 1950 Teens males often mimic what they see. Video game provide a diverse setting which can release anger and aggression.
Use force to get what you want
Males are muscular and can control others Muscular, Tall, Handsome, Eating disorders
Underage drinking, drugs, and sex 92% of girls want to change something about there physical appearance are conditions defined by abnormal eating habits that may involve either insufficient or excessive food intake to the detriment of an individual's physical and mental health. Anorexia nervosa: Bulimia Nervosa : you have episodes of binging and purging. During these episodes, you typically eat a large amount of food in a short duration and then try to rid yourself of the extra calories through vomiting or excessive exercise. Students : Anorexia is the third most cronic illiness in teens 95% of those who have eating disorders are between the ages of 12 and 25.8 86% report onset of eating disorder by age 20; 43% report onset between ages of 16 and 20 Males: An estimated 10-15% of people with anorexia or bulimia are male 20% of people suffering from anorexia will prematurely die from complications related to their eating disorder, including suicide and heart problems. Females: Research suggests that about 1 percent of female adolescents have anorexia. Steroids: Anabolic Steroids any of a group of usually synthetic hormones that are derivatives of testosterone, are used medically especially to promote tissue growth, and are sometimes abused by athletes to increase the size and strength of their muscles and improve endurance Side Effects Minor:
acne, oily skin, excess hair growth, and deepening of the voice Major:
risk of cancer, increased risk of heart and liver disease, jaundice, fluid retention, reduction in HDL-C (“good cholesterol”), high blood pressure, changes in blood coagulation, increased risk of atherosclerosis, swelling of the soft tissues of the extremities (edema), and obstructive sleep apnea. Forms
Tablets or liquid Students: In a 2002 NIDA-funded study, it was revealed that 2.5 percent of 8th grade students tried steroids while 3.5 percent of 10th grade students and 4 percent of 12th grade students tried steroids to own a conditioned body.
In 2007 16,564,000 high school students in the United states have used Steriods stated by The Census Bureau Males: Females: 12% of males use steroids 2.5% of females use steroids 2.7 % of male teens 1.8% of feamle teens Using steroids is a felony. Selling steroids or even possessing steroids with an intent to sell may face up to five years in prison plus parole and sizable fine Differences Then and NOW! The averge male is 5'9 and 175Lbs, while the average male model is 6' foot and 165Lbs. Self- Esteem: A feeling of pride in yourself. Influences: Puberty and development
Celebrity & images they portray
self image & peers Results: Affects mental health and behavior
No control over life; Stength and weaknesses Solution: Confidence in ones self
Respect for self Depression: A condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. Influences Television & Internet
Media exposure - Teens are exposed to an average of eight and one-half hours of electronic media per day. The time spent engaging with electronic media may replace time that would otherwise be spent on social, intellectual or athletic activities that may protect against depression.
Media exposure at night may disrupt sleep, which is important for normal cognitive and emotional development
Messages transmitted through the media may reinforce aggression and other risky behaviors, interfere with identity development or inspire fear and anxiety. Underage: Below the legal age as for drinking or voting. - Teens are more interested in it because celebrities and other people in the media make them this its cool. Drugs Sex Drinking Teens who see and hear a lot about sex in the media may be more than twice as likely to have early sexual intercourse as those who are rarely exposed to sexual content. Celebrity alcohol use, particularly by female celebrities, was frequently depicted in female-targeted magazines; in these it was depicted as a glamorous aspect of celebrity events and day-to-day activities, Perceptions References http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/01/most-models-meet-criteria-for-anorexia-size-6-is-plus-size-magazine/ http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2007/12/teens-and-stero/ http://kidshealth.org/kid/stay_healthy/fit/steroids.html http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-552790.html http://brown.edu/Student_Services/Health_Services/Health_Education/nutrition_&_eating_concerns/body_image.php http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/11/19/dangerous-trend-kids-and-teens-using-steroids/