How media effects teens today?

Media and Teens

Adolescents may be exposed to sexual content in the media during a developmental period when gender roles, sexual attitudes, and sexual behaviors are being shaped.1 This group may be particularly at risk because the cognitive skills that allow them to critically analyze messages from the media and to make decisions based on possible future outcomes are not fully developed.

Music and Movies

Music and Movies have a lot to do with sexuality affects in teens. For example, in music; in music all it is really saying is that sex is good and there is no consequences to it. And in movies, the message we get is "go and have sex!". Most teens think that just because nothing happened to the teens in that movie, nothing will happen to them.


Some of the consequences are

1) Girl can get pregnant

2) You can get an infection (STI's)

3) You'll have to start working and probably drop out of school.