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Does the media effect and influence changes within the younger generations of todays society?

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Does the media effect and influence changes within the younger generations of today?s society? My topic is heavily based on the impact of the media on the younger generations of today?s society and whether or not I believe that this is the only aspect of life that has an impact on the children of today. Media has to be one of the largest and most prioritised aspects of societies all around the world. There are products of media placed in almost every town and city in the world, whether it be in the form of an advertisement or simply a named brand in a television soap opera ? they are everywhere. Many individuals believe that the media is controlling the minds of the younger generations and that it has one of the largest impacts of all. ...read more.

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In addition, there are many other aspects of society that influence changes within the younger generations. One non-media aspect that could influence change could be family life and a child?s living conditions as well as the amount of care they receive from their parents or carers, education could also play a massive part. If they are introduced to bad habits and communicate with the wrong people, then they are more likely to alter their behaviour and attitudes in order to fit in with their new peer group ? interacting with the wrong people could make children behave in a bad way. Many other aspects of education may influence changes; for example, if a child is being bullied they may feel influenced to change their appearance to fit in or may even consider ending their life due to ...read more.

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Everybody has different ideas of what beauty, perfection and normality are, so how can we label someone as ?ugly? or ?abnormal? when there might be someone out there who thinks the complete opposite? How can people generalise their ideas of someone without taking other people?s opinions into consideration as well as taking the victims feelings into consideration. As a generation, we are very quick to judge. If someone isn?t wearing the right clothes or hasn?t done their hair in a particular way, we instinctively judge them ? even though we rarely say our thoughts out loud, we still instinctively judge them without getting to know them first. I could hardly blame this on a particular asset of society, however I believe that society and the people within it have created this judgemental generation and are to be blamed partly for the way we treat people who have caused us no harm whatsoever. ...read more.

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