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How does Mass Media
Nowadays, many teenagers receive a lot of information from the mass media. However, the mass media often do not broadcast the truth. In order to increase their sales volume, they sometimes report false or incorrect news.
The impact of mass media on us, teenagers!
What is mass media?
Nowadays the mass media is the most convenient way for people to get information and find out what is happening. The mass media includes newspapers, magazines, the Internet, radio broadcasts, etc. However, the mass media can affect people, especially teenagers, in a negative way.
The mass media sometimes exaggerate the facts to attract more people to read them.
Sometimes, their reports are incorrect and many people are affected.
How does mass media affect teenagers?
We can learn more about the society around us.
We can search for information rapidly through the Internet.
We can express our opinions.
Students can make good use of the media to learn.
The advantages of media
The disadvantages of media
2.When teenagers learn about crimes from the media, they may imitate and do the same.
3. Students may neglect their studies if they are only interested in the media e.g. Internet, on–line games.
4. Teenagers may be exposed to pornographic materials.
How can teenagers avoid
being affected by
1 Entertainment news
2 World news
3 Local news
Peers (i.e., friends, classmates, and colleagues) are found to be the major source of advice for nearly all types of media (ranging from 62-93%), except newspapers; slightly fewer respondents would seek advice from their families (43%).
The mass media is powerful in influencing youth's choices on pop music (11%) and movies (12%).
75% of respondents said that they had not taken any initiative to view/read pornographic materials, but 23% of them had.
Further analyses showed that the exposure of these respondents to pornographic materials was directly related to influences from their peers.
Sources of information
The sources of educational media:
The investigation of teenagers:
Vivian Kwan (18)
Winnie Chan (4)
Licca Cheng (6)
Erica Cheung (7)
Joanna Lo (30)
Joyce Wong (41)