• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

It is obvious that celebrity influence have started to take over parental influences among teenagers today. Therefore, celebrities should be aware that their actions have more of an effect on teenagers then many people believe

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Tough Choice We were all babies. Not knowing anything. Just living life as it flowed, while playing with or eating whatever came into our hands and looking up at all the giants around. But we grow. Not just age and height. But we grow as a person being influenced by so many aspects of life in the environment-some which cannot be avoided and others we choose not to avoid. The second babies come out of their mother's womb, they are nurtured by their parents 24/7. As they start growing, they begin following their parents, copying whatever they do, or at least try to even if the parent doesn't necessarily teach them how to and they even start to look like their parents. But parents do teach babies many of the basic necessities of life including walking, speaking, eating properly without fingers, manners, and reading. But, things start to change. Adolescence starts. The once cute little babies become aware of what's happening in the world and soon notice that it's not just their parents telling them what to do. There are so many others to look at. Living in an era connected by wires and the binary code, it is almost impossible to seclude oneself from the ubiquitous media no matter how hard a parent may try to hide it. ...read more.

Middle

Teenage fashion is often influenced by celebrities and not their parents. Who would want to dress like their middle-ages parents at school and be laughed at? Plus, parents of emo kids probably do not dress anything like their children with black clothing, dyed-black straight hair, and thick eyeliner on. Although fashion can be though of as individuality, physical structure of teenagers, especially girls, seem to be a concern these days. Starting with Twiggy in the 1960s, celebrities have been creating impossible standards of beauty, more and more young adults are feeling "less confident, more angry, and more dissatisfied" with their looks and it is unnatural for 53% of girls were unhappy with their image and have tried to loose weight (National Institute on Media and the Family). Now, this cannot all be blamed on the media, but with celebrities becoming thinner and thinner, much self-confidence is lost and images of television stars or models have been connected to body displeasure. No matter how much a parent serves their children with healthy meals, if the child doesn't east, they cannot help out. Stars need to be concerned about their image because of the unpleasant fact that it causes young fans to strive to be unhealthily thin. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that eating disorders affect more than five million Americans a year, with disorders usually beginning in the teens or as early as eight. ...read more.

Conclusion

A mother trying to tell her child to drink milk probably is quite difficult while the Got Milk? commercials increased the consumption and the sales of milk in the United States when advertisements appeared with celebrities ranging from actors to athletes. (Wikipedia). Celebrity is money. It is obvious that celebrity influence have started to take over parental influences among teenagers today. Therefore, celebrities should be aware that their actions have more of an effect on teenagers then many people believe they have and should concern about their portrayal on the media. However, it is not clear which influence are better than another for teenagers creating a majour dilemma for many. Nevertheless, even if these teenagers choose to be influenced by celebrities now, they might end up differently or even just like their parents in the future or vice versa leading into the ongoing debate of nature versus nurture. Their nature can be changed through the way they are nurtured through the influenced of the outside world with media. No matter what, people change throughout out their lives. It's nature. But depending on which paths of influences they choose to take, this nature can create an infinite amount of life path chooses to take. [Word Count: 1392] Sources "Body Image and the Media | MediaWise.org." MediaWise - Media Violence |Brain Development | Children and Media | Childhood Obesity. Web. 9 Apr. 2010. <http://www.mediafamily.org/facts/body_image.shtml>. "Got Milk? - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia." Main Page - Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia. 6 Apr. 2010. Web. 8 Apr. 2010. <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Got_milk%3F>. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Writing to Argue, Persuade and Advise essays

  1. Peer reviewed

    Dear editor of Sugar magazine. Do you know what affect your magazine is having ...

    5 star(s)

    previously was thought to be the ideal look; this to me indicates that your magazine still believes in those ways and beliefs. By displaying such a model on a teenage magazine, readers will start to believe that the person is a role model and the 'ideal woman' that society wants, as they already have started to.

  2. Peer reviewed

    Pressures on Teenagers.

    3 star(s)

    don't accept you for who you are then well they aren't really your friends are they. However there are definitely a percentage of teen smokers who don't do it because of the peer pressure. I know for a fact that a few people smoke because they are stressed out with

  1. Why do teenagers decide to smoke and drink alcohol?

    On the Internet, we can also find a lot of information about this interesting subject. We'll look up at some information and review them in order to examine the factors that influence teenagers to decide to use psychoactive drugs. Methods In order to make our project, we'll use retrospective and survey methods.

  2. Sugar magazine letter. Dear Editor, Just by taking a little glimpse ...

    You other cover lines still aren't getting any better. "Lads and sex, the truth about one night stands." What on earth are you trying to do to these little teenagers? This is extremely intolerable, and any other parent would say the same.

  1. Horoscopes: Fact, fiction or fun? Horoscopes are a part of our life, its ...

    They are selfish only look after themselves; they can do any to reach their aims. They don't fear anything until they get really hurt. One of their good properties is that they always an honest people they hate lying; if something that they don't like happened they don't get shy from saying it even if it's going to hurt others.

  2. Blue Remembered Hills

    I Also think that the line from the poem saying "The happy highways where I went And cannot come again."

  1. magazine Advertisement

    The head lands on the girl's lap and the girl screams. An extreme close up was taken to show the head on the girl's lap. The man turns around again and starts screaming with the girl. The scream gets louder and louder!

  2. The formal conversation between the teenagers in the Apprentice (extract A) contrasts between formal ...

    for example when teens are in a situation such as being on a TV show such as the Junior apprentice they change the way they speak in terms of tone and standard, for example some teens refer to Standard English language to speak when in an important place which is

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work