While the media has the capacity to teach behaviours that reflect positive social values, the majority of the research on the influence of media on teens has focused on the cause and effect relationship between the portrayal of immoral or dangerous conduct on the media and the resulting negative teen behaviour.
“the study complements two mass communication research streams: content analyses of sexual content in the mass media and media effects research focusing on teenagers” (steele, p 331) the focus on both the media and its effects serves to provide an analysis from both the media standpoint and the views of the adolescents. The least obvious negative effect of sex is depression according to studies by ad-health, more than 25% of sexually-active teenage girls reported they were depressed most of the time—compared to only 77% of depressed female teenagers who did not have sex yet logically, something connected to sex must have been worrying these 25% of girls.
It also suggests that the media have at least as great an influence on sexual behaviour as religion or a child's relationship with their parents and peers which included teen magazines, teen.
Media sexuality essay media and children medias effect on teen sexuality research paper the media’s effect on teen sexuality the media’s effect on teen sexuality deneen dalmas national american university abstract this paper deals with the effects of the media on teen sexuality and what results from it. With all this access to the media it’s no surprise that teen’s exposure to sex at any age has an effect on them (martino, et al, 2006) extensive studies of not just television sex, but other media such as videos that youth should not be exposed to but have access to, have an alarming effect as well.