When to Look for Support Teens may also feel more impulsive and more inclined to take risks, like experimenting with drugs or alcoholdriving without a license or having unsafe sex. Adolescence can be a risky time. Teen hormones have an impact not only on their bodies and minds, but also on their behavior. Peer pressure, low self-esteem, and hormonal surges can lead teens to take chances and engage in risky behaviors that could have a negative effect on their future.
Features 3 Comments Credit: Students gravitate towards several different role models, valuing different characteristics they obtain. For Junior Michelle Sanchez, celebrities form an ideal for what people hope to look like. English and Psychology teacher Melanie Lindsey also thinks that praising certain celebrities is unnecessary and is negative for girls to spend time on.
Senior Mariela Camacho feels that certain celebrities could be positive role models, for both embracing individualistic beauty or character.
Oprah however is a positive one because of her story. Forbes lists Oprah as the most powerful celebrity not only because of her net worth, but also because of her success as a philanthropist. InWinfrey opened the Leadership Academy for Girls which provides education to underprivileged girls in South Africa.
For Camacho and many others, Oprah proves to be a positive celebrity role model for teenage girls. As for the role models for young men, Lindsey believes that society influences them rather than celebrities in the media who can have a negative influence.
A study about modern men feeling emasculated stated that 52 percent of men feel that they have to live by the standards set by women. These large expectations placed on males are what Foothill Counselor Steve Boyd believes draws young males to role models that appear victorious but end up making poor choices.
Senior Aiden Moore believes that looking up to whichever celebrity you choose is fine, since every person is still making a choice to emulate a person with characteristics they admire. It depends how far the teen takes it when they look up to someone. Filmmaking, photography, and art teacher Cameron Crouch also feels that it is not the media to blame for the actions and influence, but instead what its audience takes from it.
Today, many companies manufacture unrealistic images for their consumers. Crouch is worried about this distorted image for not only for this generation, but also the next. In a nationwide study conducted by The Barna Groupit was found that after their immediate family, teens mentioned teachers, coaches, friends, and pastors or other religious leaders to be among their top influences.
I know my role model is my sister because we have that immediacy and connection. Live Strong expresses the importance of having a close, positive role model. Having a coach, teacher, or a parent involved has shown better self-esteem and higher academic success for the teenager versus the one who does not have the influence in their life.
Lindsey believes that the lack of a positive role model can result in a struggle for teenagers to find themselves through achievements and failures. What do you think?Popular celebrities are always shown on the covers of magazines and on television for teens to view.
They look glamorous and beautiful, causing teens to want to be like them.
Many teenagers look up to these role models but most of these popular "beauties" affect teens negatively.
The recent MTV Video Music Awards event was notable – not for the recognition of award recipients, but for the public spat between host Miley Cyrus and hip-hop artist Nicki Minaj.
Celebrities, movies stars, sports figures, pop culture, TV shows and movies are all part of the entertainment industry. Following a celebrity and keeping up with the industry is a fun hobby for many teenagers. Apr 10, · Girl Survives Murder Attempt By Teenage Boys - Crime Watch Daily With Chris Hansen - Duration: Crime Watch Daily Recommended for you.
Aug 12, · One in four teenagers admit they are more influenced by celebrities than people they know, according to a new survey. Musicians, sports stars and actors were the most popular role models among. May 07, · Social media -- Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat -- and celebrities have created a highly-charged 24/7 cycle of unrealistic body images that your teen may aspire to.