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I enter the house with a backpack full of assignments from virtuallyevery teacher I turn on the computer with one thing on my mind finishthe homework first As I begin to start my first assignment a randommessage comes up from one of my friends I reply and engage in a fullconversation By the time Im done I realize Ive wasted a full hourchatting with my friends This is the situation most kids and teenagersgo through as the technology around them distracts them from the task athand The role of media on children has had a negative effect on boththeir behavior and academics Research has proven this in many studieson children and teenagersBehavior is one of the main things that researchers focus on when itcomes to media influence on teenagers Many studies have shown theeffects of media influence on certain groups of teenagers They haveproven that some teenagers are prone to act out violentlyaggressivelybecause of media influences Uttara Manohar Media also shows kidsthat violence is tolerable especially in violent video games Forexample in video games the player might have to defeat an opponent bypunching himher In some games a player might even have to shoot tokill someone in more gruesome ways Seeing these violent things happenright before their eyes can also cause teenagers and kids to act moreviolently There has also been a study conducted by the RAND Corporationthat shows that teens are twice as likely to engage in sexual activitiesif they are exposed to similar behavior in media Many objects in themedia that involve sex target teens Reality TV shows and teen dramasoften portray the cool kids as the ones who are having sexRansohoff Media doesnt just affect the behavior of teens andchildren It also changes their academic performance Teenagers and kids significantly drop academically due to the influencemedia has upon them Research has proven this also through many studiesand researches According to Common Sense Media kids who watch a lotof TV have smaller
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