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Friday, August 12, 2011

Negative Influences of Media

When you try to imitate your role models of the glamor industry, are you thoughtful enough to distinguish between the right and the wrong? It is often seen that young girls and boys imitate their role models blindly. The negative things the celebrities do are often talked about. The controversies in the lives of the celebrities are often highlighted by the media. This leads to a blind imitation of what appears in the news.

Media often hypes the scintillating things about the celebrities. The negatives in society are highlighted with an intent to awaken the people about the society of the modern days. But this hype is actually having a negative effect on society. Masses are seeing only the negatives around them. Controversies are constantly being bombarded on them. All this is responsible for influencing the society negatively.

Some say that it is media to be blamed for the eating disorders in the youths of society as also for the unhealthy lifestyle that has recently emerged. Be it television, magazines or the Internet, media is almost omnipresent, affecting various aspects of our life. The products advertised by the media and the ways they are advertised are bound to affect the practices of the youths.

The negative effects of media on children are manifested in terms of their changing mental setup and the declining quality of their lifestyle. Children, who should invest their time in reading good books, studying, playing outdoors, exercising and engaging in social activities, today, spend their evenings glued to the television. The Internet that is easily accessible to even small children, exposes them to things they need not know and will not understand.

Media affects the physical well-being of individuals to a certain extent. People spending hours in front of a television or surfing the Internet have to suffer from eye problems and obesity. Long hours of media exposure add to the sedentary nature of your lifestyle.

The negative psychological effects of media are seen in terms of media changing the people's outlook of looking towards life. Media being one of the prominent sources of looking at the outside world has changed the cultural and moral values of society. A majority of the audiences believe in what is depicted by the media. Many think all of it as true. Youngsters and children are bound to mix the reel and the real world and get highly influence by the mass media.

While a certain amount of exposure to the ever-evolving media is essential for introducing ourselves to the world outside, an excessive one is detrimental to the overall well-being of society.


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