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  1. Introduction
  2. Exposure to sexual information
    1. The relation of this situation to individuals under the age of eighteen
    2. Watching inappropriate TV shows and blending in
  3. The transformation in the meaning of sex
  4. The claims of the People who defend the media
  5. The report submitted by Peter S. Bearman
  6. The influence of the parents
  7. Conclusion

Children and teenagers like to be entertained. They like to run and play outside, play video games, read books, write in diaries, listen to music, and especially watch television. There are all sorts of different content on the TV that young people are exposed to; whether it is sports, cartoons, music videos, sitcoms, soap operas, or even sexual material. Since children are constantly watching these programs, they are absorbing a plethora of information and becoming more knowledgeable about things that are beyond their years. I believe that there is an excessive amount of sexual content that non-legal individuals can access which leads to negative events and outcomes such as teen pregnancy and premature sexual-definition.

[...] Children are like us but they are just ?little.' As stated before they pick up on anything we do whether it be negative or positive and they do not hesitate to be curious when it comes to trying to answer a question that appears in their heads. Children are the future voters, leaders, and citizens of America and it is our social and moral responsibility that they grow up knowing the truth about life for it is important to us as a society and country. The media needs to put forth a stronger effort in filtering television programs and shows so parents can have the opportunity to expose their children on a non-skewed perspective [...]


[...] Nineteen of these studied the effects mass media had on teenage sexual attitudes and behavior. These studies concluded that teenagers are exposed to ?extensive sexual imagery and content' with regards to the media. Some researchers found that television showed around 6.7 scenes featuring ideas related to sex every hour, and the average teenager is exposed to TV three to four hours a day. According to the study, adolescents exposed to this material were more likely to possess accommodating views towards premarital sex and even more likely to think that actually having sex would be a beneficiary act (Triplett). [...]


[...] The amount of contact with sexual content of the media was thought of as the ignition of sexual relations in adolescents. The Media Practice Model, a model based on the idea that the actions of teenagers are a large part of the progression of self-awareness that denotes human existence, proposes that the amount of attention that adolescents put towards sexual media has a high correlation in how sexually experiences each of them are. As a matter of fact, non-virgins are more likely to watch television programs that involve some sort of sexuality than virgins. [...]

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