The Media a Dangerous Weapon

The media a Dangerous weapon for teenagers

People all over the world use the media everyday. Whether to use   a computer, to watch   TV, to read   a newspaper, to talk   on the phone or listen to the radio. The   media is a way to communicate. Through the media, you can find out about important news, listen to your favorite music or watch your favorite TV show. But there are also negative sides of the media that can be especially dangerous   to teens and children. Childhood obesity, wrong stereotypes, sex, network meeting and school violence can all be conected to   the media.
I think that Television is the most dangerous weapon. Nowadays television programs are full of sexually explicit content and violence, as are many music videos and video games and that repeated exposure to violent media content can have dramatic   repercussions on childrens and teenagers. The television news is full of stories of kids imiting violent acts that they saw on TV. Nevertheless there are another good programs which are entertaining and amusing.
Obesity can be one bad side. Childrens and teens today spend five or six hours a day using media, the equivalent   time they are in the school. They spend as much time with screen media (tv, games, pc) as they play outside. Meanwhile they are watching tv o playing video games they eat a lot of fast food, snacks and less healthy food. The time they spend using media they displaces the time they could spend in physical activities.
Another bad side are the wrong stereotypes that tv shows. Unfortunately, most of the media do not show people in a realistic way. Characters on TV are   shown with unrealistic perfect bodies. Women are too thin and men are shown with larger muscles. Photographs in magazines are tunnig or photo shopped on the computer in order to disappear   imperfections. Even if you know that what you see is not normal or not real, it can still impact you. The worst is that many teens want to be like the characters they see on TV and...