Wednesday, January 9, 2013

So many magazines are advertised towards teens. “According to the Center for a New American Dream, children and teens are exposed to over 25,000 ads in a year, and companies spend over $17 billion a year on marketing toward children and teens,” written by S. Zeige. Thin models mostly have an impact on young girls. Commercials are also jammed packed with models. This causes some teens to feel self- conscious of their appearance. They try to be more appealing. Whether it is from dieting or wearing beauty products most teen girls feel uncomfortable with their body, and try to cover up behind these factors.

In my personal opinion no girl or boy should feel uncomfortable about themselves. I have read or heard about many stories of teens endangering their life. In my opinion I think that there should be magazines that use regular people that could influence teens in a positive way.  

It’s not bad for girls to wear makeup or diet, but sometimes the young teens get carried away. When girls usually wear makeup they feel ugly when they don’t have it on. That’s not so bad, but dieting can lead to starving. Some teens just get too obsessed with being fat. They can weigh as much as an eight year old, but still feel like they’re overweight. This is called being anorexic.

Being self-conscious about what you look like isn’t just affecting girls but boys, too. Some boys think they should have huge bishops or six packs abs. This could cause boys to over exercise. Over exercising could be really deadly. All in all advertising has a big impact on teens and they should be careful who their role models are!

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