There are strong role models for teens as well. A study of the media favoured by teenage girls discovered that a similar proportion of male and female characters on TV and in the movies rely on themselves to achieve their goals and solve their own problems. The one discrepancy was in the movies, where 49 per cent of male characters solve their own problems, compared to only 35 per cent of their female counterparts. In terms of quantity, the media is still a long way from reflecting reality:
In pursuit of a profit, films are often twisted to please viewers. Figuring out which adolescent films show the reality of teenage life can be difficult for the untrained eye.
It can be very hard to distinguish which movies tell the truth about the formative years and which do not.
While there are teenagers who do participate in these two activities, there are many who do not. Even though the main character in this film has leukemia, high school life is very accurately portrayed. While there are scenes of teens drinking and partying, there are also scenes of well behaved kids; the ones who spend their Saturdays tutoring and who actually do their homework.
Some films do nothing more than to attempt to be funny. In this movie, a series of completely ridiculous experiences happen to the main characters.
Never in my life have I ever known or even heard of a person who got hit by a bus, broke her spinal cord, and then attended the school dance a few days later. This teenage comedy is about high school, teenage pregnancy, and five cheerleaders armed with semi-automatic weapons robbing banks.
There are only two accurate things in this entire film: Other than that, this movie is a fluffy teen sugar fest with not an ounce of reality in it. Films like these make it seem like popularity is the one key to happiness. Despite popular belief, scoring a date with the hottest cheerleader or football player in school is not the main goal in life for many teens.
High school is the time when we go through trials and tribulations to find out who we really are. Unfortunately, I think that most teen films just show one side of how life really is.
Hardly ever do they show the consequences of AIDS and genital herpes. Nor do they show how illegal use of alcohol and drugs can destroy a family. In this movie, however, a thirteen-year-old girl named Tracy who is struggling to find her identity goes to dangerous lengths to earn the friendship of a school goddess named Evie.
Tracy quickly slips into an illegal world of stealing, sex, drugs and alcohol. The movie is disturbing and the ending is not happy, but sadly this is what life is like for a lot of teenagers. Over the course of twenty-four hours, a group of New York teens absolutely destroy their lives through their bad decisions.
But after talking to a few kids at my school who grew up in Chicago, I learned how accurate this film really is. The behavior in this film is not commonly found in the suburbs, but it definitely shows an accurate view of city life.Adolescent sexuality and the media. a review of current knowledge and implications teenaged viewers see incidents of sexual behavior on network television at prime time each week, 8 with portrayals of three to four times as many sexual A recent study of African American girls aged 14 to 18 years found that teens with either multiple.
Despite these claims, the Office of Adolescent Health, part of the U.S.
Department of Health & Human Services, concluded that the national teenage pregnancy rate has declined in the past 20 years. Of course, not all shows portray teenagers inaccurately. The portrayal of teenage girls in the media is a controversial moral issue because of the cultural sensitivity and the perceived intrusiveness of the subject.
This issue primarily concerns the excessiveness of sexual content and unbecoming images of young women exposed through the media. The Media's Portrayal of Teenage Girls Brittany Kennedy How does the media effect teenaged girls' sex appeal? Can media use cause bullying and even depression?
Teenage girls are portrayed as irresponsible and promiscuous. Even entertainment media contributes to the negative perception of young people. Stories about Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus, and shows like "16 and Pregnant," perpetuate negative opinions.
This teenage comedy is about high school, teenage pregnancy, and five cheerleaders armed with semi-automatic weapons robbing banks. There are only two accurate things in this entire film: the fact that cheerleaders exist and teenage pregnancy is possible.