Celebrities Posotive Inspiration on Sex

The celebrities teens choose to look up to do make an impact on them and may shape who they become in the future. If teens are constantly watching shows or movies or even reading magazines about sex they will conform and believe it is okay to have sex whenever, with whoever, and as much as possible. Sex is a moral issue and is delt with differently by different people. Some believe it is okay whenever, others only if it’s with a person you love, and others not until marriage. Whatever your stance is on sex there are good celebrity role models out there that deal with sex for teens. Because people have different views on sex the role model will differ and that’s okay because they are all still positive looks on sex.

 

First off some amazingly popular celebrities that are true inspirations and good role models dealing with sex are Kevin Jonas, Tim Tebow, and Rebecca St. James. These three people are positive role models because they are all people that have or are practicing abstinence until marriage. They all believe that you should wait and only have sex with the one person that you marry. These are all very popular people that many teenagers look up too and seeing good qualities in these people compared to others may change a teen’s view on sex. With a large fan base I am sure these celebrities have impacted lots of teens.

For the people that do not believe in abstinence there are still other celebrities that have positive messages about sex. Lady Gaga is very active in promoting safe sex for the younger generation. GMA interview Lady Gaga and she said, “I want to get people started at home at a younger age with their children, talking about HIV, talking about AIDS, talking about safe sex” Lady Gaga is so active in promoting safe sex that she wore a condom inspired out fit on Good Morning America in 2011.

Although peoples views of sex may very there are celebrities out there to give teens a positive idea about sex.

Further Reading

http://www.aolnews.com/2009/07/23/tim-tebow-says-hes-still-a-virgin-saving-himself-for-marriage/

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/singer-rebecca-st-james-defends-sexual-purity-and-tim-tebow-on-foxs-hannit/#

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Celebrity Influence on Teen Drug Usage

 

I’m sure most of us can remember when the movie Pineapple Express came out. It was an instant hit with the younger generation. Seth Rogan is a very funny actor and this makes him very likeable. Well Pineapple Express is a movie all about weed. It makes smoking marijuana look fun and cool because when you get high all of these exciting things happen to you that wouldn’t happen unless you were high. It gives weed a very appealing look to it and they don’t show that it is actually harmful but fun and okay to smoke it. This movie is an example of exactly what child.net tells us, “Celebrities often cultivate behaviors that are bad, such as drug addiction, and make teens believe these lifestyles to be cool and exciting. Teens see their favorite movie stars or singers doing drugs and they think they should too.” Why do teens think they should also be doing drugs? The movies don’t show the repercussions most of the time of the drug and if they do they make it look exciting not deadly and scary. If it looks exciting in the movies the curious mind of a teenager will want to experiment. Of course when teens are shown the truth about what drugs can do to you like with Charlie Sheen they will not think it’s so cool because they can see the destruction it has caused.

Alexa Pozniak from News tells us that, “40 percent of teens in 2000 said programs make drugs seem OK.” It blows my mind that celebrities have this big of an influence on our young people. It’s so odd that these illegal substances can be portrayed as good things in movies. Using drugs in movies (although is fake) still makes younger kids want to experiment for themselves. Not only are movie stars having a large impact on younger kids but also athletes. Hoffman from Procon.org says’ “approximately 20% of high school age males and females suggested that professional athletes do influence their decision to use AS.” AS is anabolic steroid. Teens are influenced to use all different kinds of drugs from weed to steroids. Hoffman continued on to say, “The results of this study do not provide conclusive evidence on the relationship between sport figures and adolescent drug use, but they do suggest that adolescents are influenced by media exposure of their heroes using AS.” He is saying here that teens are not only using drugs because of star athletes but it is obvious that they do influence them quite a bit.

Further reading

http://www.deborahkingcenter.com/resources/celebrities/

http://www.child.net/articles/drugs-alcohol/

http://www.livestrong.com/article/371876-the-pros-cons-of-the-influence-of-sports-athletes-on-kids/

 

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Celebrities Influence on Teen Drinking

In the media, movies that are targeted toward teens are movies like American Pie, College, Varsity Blues, ect. What is all one thing that these movies and many others similar to these all have in common? Teenage Drinking! High School and College aged students are targeted and these movies put the image of this is how high school should be or this is what we should do in college. Child.net tells us that, “In television, movies and magazines, celebrities are often portrayed drinking heavily or in excess. This can be harmful to teens that pick up on these behaviors and think it is normal to drink excessively like their favorite celebrity.” These movie stars do have a large impact on teenagers because even if the Celebrity isn’t their favorite but they see drinking as the norm for their age they will slowly conform to the idea. It kind of like what Hitler said, “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it” If the media and famous celebrities keep saying drinking is “cool” or normal for teens to drink and show it and say it long enough they eventually will believe it is true.

Carmen Chai, from Global News said, “Watching scenes of celebrities drinking or buying alcohol was more effective in influencing teens’ alcohol consumption than having alcohol in the home or parents who regularly drink.” If celebrities have a larger impact on teens then their own parents do we really need to be cautious of what we allow teens to watch or let them believe as the norms.

Not all celebrities have the negative affect on teens there are many that do not drink and do not support it. For example you may know him as Spider Man, Tobey Maguire, has not had a single drop of booze in 15 years. According to Jessica David from Glamour Magazine, who interviewed Tobey. She tells us that he struggled with drinking booze as a teen and he realized it had an affect on his career and gave it up and has been dry for 15 years now. People like Tobey are the celebrities that teen should look up too, he had a drinking problem and tells us it messed him up as a teen and because of that he hasn’t drank since. Teens can use stories like this to encourage them instead of conforming to the “norm” of most media stars.

Further reading

http://www.divinecaroline.com/22113/111919-negative-influences-celebrities-teens

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=2718991&page=1

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The Harm Celebrities Have on Teenage Girls

Teenage girls need to be very cousious when it comes to choosing what celebrity they look up too. There is great harm in these young girls turning to actresses, athletes, rock stars, or other trypes of celeberties. In todays world when girls look to the tv or another type of media, they see celeberties almost non stop and look up to them. They tend to make that one person the “perfect person.” There would be no harm if a girl were to say, look up to Oprah and think that she is a great lady because she helps lots of unfortunate people. But what most young girls are doing is having an idea that their perfect celeberty needs to be a mirror image of themselves. Wither it is their beauty, personality, popularity, or anything else of the sort. The isssue with this is that when girls don’t see themselves to be this “perfect person”  they can become very depressed and it can have a large impact on ones self esteem. Another very serious issue according to Armen Hareyan from eMax Health is that “56 percent of girls and young women believe that celeberties tend to have perfect bodies.” Again this is a serious issue because girls will go to great extent to try and have the perfect body. Many will stop eating or even matters of becoming bulimic. According to Andrew Kim from teachingmatters.org “The celebrities and fashion models cause teens to think extreme dieting is normal when it is actually very dangerous.”For example fashion modle Ana Carolina Reston died at the age of 21 and was only 88 pounds when she died. That is crazy under weight, many girls may have thought she was the perfect women to become but the perfect women is now dead because she tried to stay so thin. Not only does this cause psychological health conditions but physical as well.

It does not help these young girls when in a boys eyes they want all girls to look like super models. This is real life not tv or Hollywood, most girls are not going to look ilke that and alot of the celeberties on tv only look as good as they do because of professional makeup artists. Lets face it teenage girls are constantly trying to impress boys and what boys put into girls minds is that they have to look like some one from tv or act like someone on tv. Girls continue to belittle themselves and think they have to act like some sluts from Jersey Shore just to impress boys. There are so many little tiny things that we see on tv or other sorts of entertainment that really does affect these young girls and they need to learn that they do not have to be these “perfect women” because they are perfect just as they are. To continue to put themselves through all this harm is not healthy. And if they look at lots of these “perfect women” they really are not people we should ever be looking up to because the way they live their lives is disgusting.

Further Reading

http://text.teachingmatters.org/node/8615

http://discoveryourdaughter.com/for-your-daughter/self-esteem/are-teen-idols-hurting-your-daughter%E2%80%99s-self-esteem

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Teens and Celebrities

As we all know Celebrities are always portrayed everywhere in todays world: magizines, television shows, movies, ect. As a nation we seem to always have our eyes fixed upon these movie stars, rock stars, professional athletes, and super models and because of that we start seeing their sucess and popularity and eventually start looking at these people as examples or role models. This tends to happen more with the younger generation (teens) then adults, but dont count those stay at home moms out….

According to Child.net, “Teenagers often turn to their favorite celebrities for guidance in their every day lives.” Obviously teenagers are going to turn to someone as a role model or guidance and it can range from a sibling to their parents or even to those celebrities.

The reason I am going to be discussing the topic of Celebrity inpact on teenagers is because parents need to be aware of the impact this will have on their child, for the good or for the bad. Do we really want the teenagers of this generation to be looking up to Charlie Sheen? Or should they look up to someone more like Kurt Warner? Also it is very important to understand who the good and the bad role models are. The media loves to portray everything wrong with celebrities but not those who continue to do good and be a possative role modle.

Even though alot of people do not think that celebrities have that much of an impact on them or their children they could very well be wrong.  Lets look at what Child.net says about it, “In television, movies and magazines, celebrities are often portrayed drinking heavily or in excess. This can be harmful to teens that pick up on these behaviors and think it is normal to drink excessively like their favorite celebrity. Often times, the celebrity is not the best role model, turning to drinking without realizing their fans, in large part teens, are watching and taking notes.”

Alot of teens have the mind set that they have to be famous because they want to be just llike so and so. If they are like them they can be rich and have the most amazing life and it will always just be fun and games. They do not realize the conciquences if that celebrity is someone that is a negative role model compared to a good one.

The overall reason of my blog is so we can take a deeper look into what different impacts, negative and posotive role model celebrities have on teenagers.

http://www.child.net/articles/celebrities/

http://www.commonsensemedia.org/new/when-good-role-models-go-bad

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