The Influence of Sex on Television

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This paper will discuss the overly sexual explicit material on television and the effects that it has on children and families. Children watch hours of television a day and are influenced by its programming and advertising. Many children and teenagers are persuaded to initiate sexual acts that they see on television. They are also being educated by the programming on television versus their teachers and parents.

The Influence of Sex on Televsion
Even in the beginning of the life of television, certain individuals had dreams of making the television an entertainment phenomenon. Today, with more than 1 billion television sets spread throughout the world, and an average of 2.86 television sets in each household we rely more on television than any other communication device (Bleakley, Hennessy, & Fishbein, 2011). We use it for entertainment, communication, education, and recreation with entertainment being the main source for many people. With the television being the main focal point of so many households many individuals believe this common item is actually detrimental to our society. With its overwhelming depiction of sex, and how sex is portrayed in our society, it is enough to make one think that our world is being transformed into an entertainment reality. Although many individuals realize that television is not real, and they understand how to comprehend the difference between reality and fiction in our society the studies and facts speak louder that television is more harmful than beneficial. To understand the effects of television and sex on our society and on our growing and impressionable children we can examine what acts are actually shown on television, who watches what, how children and teens respond to television, how soap operas and other reality shows shape our culture’s views and…...

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