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

Sport Stars And Those In The Media Are Poor Role Models For Young People, Discuss.

Extracts from this document...


Sport Star And Those In The Media Are Poor Role Models For Young People, Discuss. You go into any newsagents and on either the magazines or newspapers you see there's a headline about someone famous being arrested, using drugs, being racist or being a party animal, are these the kind of people the youth of the U.K should be looking up to? Are they suitable role models for young people who are faced with so many tough lifestyle choices in our modern world? I think everyone would agree when I say that we are bombarded with images and information about celebrities. We all could say something we heard on the radio or in the tabloids that a celebrity did recently, and the chances are it wasn't a good thing. Young people who somewhat follow their idols, to some extent to when Olympic diver Grey Lougains encountered a 10 year old smoking a cigarette, surprised he asked the child, " Why do you smoke?" ...read more.


Lance Armstrong would be a role model we'd want our children to look up to. Movies, they make us laugh, they make us cry. Isn't what makes a good movie is usually the leading actor? We see them in movies like Gladiator where they fight for freedom. Australian star Russell Crowe played The Gladiator and in his latest picture he's fighting for... Nothing, infact it's not a movie he's fighting in, nope he's fighting in a hotel and ends it by throwing a phone at a hotel employee. Is this the kind of behaviour young people should be seeing in their eyes as good? If Russell Crowe did it I'll do it to! Musicians are defiantly a breed of star that a lot of young people look up to. It is important that the people who make the music we love are good role models? Live Aid has been a very successful charity and has raised millions upon millions of pounds for countries struck with poverty. ...read more.


Racism is a very serious problem in the world today, not as much as it was in the early 1900's. But when a whole crowd of fans chant racist remarks at Samuel Eto'o, Eto'o stormed off the pitch and refused to resume playing the game. In response to this a group of footballers including Thierry Henry and Ryan Giggs appeared in an ad against racism. Yet another example of famous role models making a stand for justice! To conclude I think that there are always going to be good and bad role models but the good role models make the real difference. Young people would probably idolise and emulate the good role models more than they would the poor role models. Instead of being racist, a party animal, and a criminal. They'd donate to charities, exercise, be anti-racist, help others and believe in them selves. To sum it up they would be better people. I do acknowledge the power of media/spot stars etc but I think most young people are becoming much more discerning and analytical to become celebrity copycats! ...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. English Media Coarsework

    The SAAB advert is telling you how secure you will be during an accident, and the HYUNDAI is telling you that when you hit the brake you will never hit a child or pedestrians. They deliberately put the italics on the bottom of the page because, it includes all hidden information, e.g.

  2. English Media coursework

    However the relationship between Marge and Homer fluctuates, with certain elements of passion, and periods which are sometimes taken to the other extreme.. Nevertheless, we do see the dark side of the relationship, where Homer is dependant, unreliable and doesn't really stamp his full authority and influence in the relationship.

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

    It's considered for them as the (25) "data base". Then, number has to be written to the letter in your name. After that, the numerologist establishes your key number by adding all the numbers in your birth date in a multitude of combinations.

  2. Texting Is Creative. Discuss

    The reason that the use of punctuation and capitalization is considered creative is because it takes some deviceful thinking to come up with ways to get your emotion across within a text. For the large part, texting is a creative and innovative form of language, although it does exclude some age groups in the process.

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