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Arguing Against The Negative Portrayal Of Teens In The Media

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I am arguing against the negative portrayal of teens in the media. The reason for this is that i want to show people that not all teens are disrespectful thugs with drug problems. Imagine being an alien that is on Earth, you don’t really know anything about the world around you, instead of learning about the people that live there you believe everything you hear and read is true.

“At best they’re monosyllabic airheads obsessed with Facebook” - The Telegraph

Teens, they aren’t safe online and are obsessed with social networking, cant hold a conversation for longer than a minute without using one word answers and grunts
who say teens aren’t safe online?
Because really only 4% of teens have a totally public profile, meaning they are learning about the all encompassing nature of Facebook. As for the one word answers and grunts one of the top wishes amongst teenagers today is for their parents to communicate with them more often.

‘Teens only care about themselves and have no respect for people or property’

Again, teenagers in the news: ‘hoodie-wearing, gang members smashes up shop fronts’. Its teens like justing bieber that think they can get away with anything (Driving under the influence of alcohol, smiling in his mugshot etc.) that set the bad example for all teens. Despite the articles about teens breaking into shops and stealing from people, only 7% of teens actually vandalise property.
Teens only care about themselves?
considering eighty- one percent of teens say they would like to volunteer their time to help their community.
Back to the subject of teen celebrities, Teenager are the most common people trying to copy their idols. Celebrities have the easiest times influencing teens as they are in search for their self esteem, they read what the media have said about teenagers and feel like the only way that they will not be jugged by the media is if they are like teen celebrities.

‘All teenagers drink, take drugs and get...

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