CitationBrown, Jane D. & Witherspoon, Elizabeth M. (2002). The Mass Media and American Adolescents' Health. Journal of Adolescent Health, 31(6 Suppl. 1), 153-170.
AbstractAmerican teens today grow up in a world saturated with the mass media. In general, the media depict a world in which unhealthy behaviors such as physical aggression, unprotected sex, smoking, and drinking are glamorous and risk-free. We summarize what is known about the media's effects on four adolescent health issues that have been studied most comprehensively: violence and aggression; sex; obesity, nutrition, and eating disorders; and alcohol and tobacco use. A number of approaches that have potential for helping turn the media into more positive forces for adolescents' health are discussed
Reference TypeJournal Article
Journal TitleJournal of Adolescent Health
Author(s)Brown, Jane D.
Witherspoon, Elizabeth M.