by Jennifer Chan
We know that TV and movies can help shape the way our kids view the world. According to Tim Winter, president of the Parents Television Council in the US, media has a very strong impact on today's kids, especially when it comes to how they view sex. "Research proves that television is a teen sexual superpeer that can, and likely will, influence a teen's decision to become sexually active."
Backing his statement up are studies done by Rebecca Collins, a senior behavioral scientist and research director of the Health Promotion and Disease Prevention program at the RAND Corporation in Los Angeles. In one study, Collins discovered that teenagers who consumed the most TV shows with sexual material were twice as likely to get pregnant in a span of three years than whose who watched the least amount. In another study. she noted that teens who watch a lot of sexualized content are more likely to try having sex in the following year compared to teens who watch less.
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Source: Female Network