As all of us know, Paedophilia is one of the lowest of human depravity. Moreover, I hereby argue that media love toward children, and the media induce children whom the media affect by sensational graphic contents toward children.
According to a study done by Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism, the University of Southern California (2011), the study indicates that Hollywood obsessed by sexualizing women and teenage girls as well.
Juno, the film taken in 2007, is the comedy-drama film directed by Jason Reitman, written by Diablo Cody and acted by Ellen Page. The controversy is that this movie romanticizes having sex in teenage. What I would like to talk about is that teenage pregnancy is a serious matter, however this romance movie does not seem to think seriously. Moreover, it is not realistic at all, and it would seem that teenagers could get the wrong impression on teen sex and pregnancy.
Not only this, some of the movies directed the sex lives of kids: It Felt Like Love, S#x Acts, Fat Girl, Havoc, and Kids. (See more: http://www.hollywood.com/movies/most-powerful-movies-about-kids-having-sex-60227249)
Furthermore, I found the interesting article that represents about the sexual behaviour what teens learn from media.
This indicates several interesting facts: (Common Sense Media, n.d.)
- “72% of teens think watching TV with a lot of sexual content influences their peers’ behaviour somewhat or a lot.”
- “Programs with sexual content average 4.4 scenes per hour.”
- “On average, music videos contain 93 sexual situations per hour, including 11 hard-core scenes depicting behaviour like intercourse and oral sex.”
- “Between 1998 and 2005, the number of sexual scenes on TV nearly doubled.”
- “1 in 5 children will be approached by a sexual predator online.”
- “15-to 24-year-olds account for nearly half of all STD diagnoses each year.”
- “Watching a lot of sexual content on TV and listening to sexually explicit music lyrics increase the chances that a teen will have sex at an earlier age.”
- “60% of female video game characters are presented in a sexualized fashion.”
- “The biggest users of online pornography are 12-to 17-year-old boys.”
These facts point to how the media affect the sexuality of teenagers. In conclusion, the way the media portray children is no different from Paedophilia. To contradict those facts, I would like to argue that teenagers are neither naïve nor inadequate.
Common Sense Media, n.d. Sexual behavior: what teens learn from media. [Online] Available at: http://www.greatschools.org/students/media-kids/510-sexual-behavior-teens-learn-from-media.gs [Accessed 22 April 2015].
USC Annenberg study, 2011. USC Annenberg News. [Online] Available at: http://annenberg.usc.edu/News%20and%20Events/News/111121SmithGender.aspx [Accessed 22 April 2015].