Social Media, Movies, and Television Affect Human Behavior


Teens Are Influenced On How They Use Social Media Apps

Maria Francis, Reporter

Ratings for movies and television shows guide parents and guardians to filter what their children watch. According to wikipedia, movies are rated because there may be violence, sexual content, and language. Other than movies and shows, social media can affect teens too.

“Because of the amount of consumption of film-based media, the influence on their developing minds is considerable, according to researchers, says Angeliki Coconi on oureverydaylife.

Coconi explains that since films are a major part of culture, teens have made it a major part of their lives.

Kim Kardashian, along with her sisters Khloe, and Kourtney and half-sisters Kendall and Kylie, are featured in Kardashian’s reality tv show “Keeping up with the Kardashians (KUWTK).” Kim Kardashian, has 100 million followers on Instagram. Followers have commented on her posts either siding with Kardashian, or expressing other opinions on what she should be doing to positively influence young girls.

According to Susan Harrow on Huffingtonpost, an Instagram user commented on Kardashian’s post saying, “You flaunt your curves, you show off your body and don’t care what the haters have to say. You’re a mom, and a lot of moms don’t love their bodies so I applaud and bow down to you at the same time.”

Another Instagram user said, “I pray my kids don’t grow up to do what she has done with her body and past. Amen.”

Fans mimic their idols in how their dress, eat, even act,” says, a blog about the Influence of Film on Modern Society.

Harrow said that girls should be proud of themselves and shouldn’t have to show off for others to admire, as Kardashian does with her posts.

Values influence the filmmaker’s views. Though movies may depict fantasies of perfect lives, some movies include lessons about greed and loyalty.

“I think movies can influence people in a bad way because they give them an unrealistic view on society that they feel like they need to live up to,” said Savannah Knaak, a sophomore at Arrowhead.