Reality Tv Essay

1781 Words Nov 9th, 2011 8 Pages
Television Corrupting the World I can remember when I was younger, coming home from school into the house to change clothes and head back out the door to play. Any entertainment I received was what I experienced outside. When I came into the house, I was able to watch very little television. The most television I was able to watch was on Saturday mornings and it was cartoons. Today, the young and old come home and the first thing they do is turn on the television set. According to a survey done by Emory H. Woodard and Natalia Grindina, “on average, people are watching over 51 hours of television- that is five hours a day of TV on average for the last quarter of the year. Teenagers (12 to 17) spend 103 hours watching TV a month, whereas …show more content…
The show is supposed to represent how teen mothers survive after giving birth. It was aired to represent the bad, rough life a teenager faces. Because it is on MTV, and numerous teens love everything the channel represents, teens are using this show’s personalities as role models and glorify the life. In an interview conducted by Anita S. Lane, she interviewed Dr. Stacia Pierce, author of How Moms Can Raise Extraordinary Kids, she was quoted as saying, “Television is virtually raising our teenagers. Teaching them about sex, distorting images of what the rest of the world is like, and desensitizing their morals”. Five out of every one hundred young adults have dropped out of school because they feel instead of going to school; they can post something on you tube or create a reality show and become rich. When Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from the television show Jersey Shore was asked to speak at Rutgers University she stated, “study hard, but party and drink harder”. What is that teaching the young minds of today? She was paid 30,000 dollars to do her speech. What happened to kids striving to become doctors or lawyers? If you ask a teen now what they aspire to be as adults, many will reply either a pro athlete or reality television celebrity. Teens have become more desensitized to the negativity in the world and suppressing their morals. When watching television, they see how it is okay to cuss out their parents or disrespect them. They are losing that innate learn pattern to

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