Thursday, July 24, 2008

How celebrities and media contribute to Self-Image?

Another vital component of Self-Image is the values you have and how you value yourself.

Celebrities especially young movie stars seem to have an impact on the values of many of the younger people today. It does not stop there, even into adulthood, people are adapting their appearances and values, after acclaimed actors and actresses and closely follow the advice of famous or infamous talk show hosts. The media, Internet and television industry provide ample resources. Is this healthy? Are we promulgating a generation of people of superficial self-image?

A teacher did some research with his teenage students on a teen magazine's effect on their Self-Image. Many of the teens were following the dictates of this magazine as how to dress,how to behave, who to date, choice of movies etc.During the research, the students uncovered some of the magazine's motives, including a monetary one. Also uncovered was how it lowered some youth's self-image, if they did not look or dress in a way, that the magazine portrayed as the "Norm"!

Another report indicate that even the youth's language have been influenced by some popular rap singers. Those words are not found yet in dictionaries. Peer pressure also helps to shape young person's Self-Image which may not be a healthy Self-Image

More and more, parents are trying to find resources on how to build their children's self-image and below is an audio book which shows how to?

1 comment:

Christina said...

I think it's a shame that it comes so easily to us, teens and adults to glorify celebrities. They are just people. Really.
They have gifts and abilities, but so do you and I.

They are all just people.