The mass media and American adolescents' health.

  title={The mass media and American adolescents' health.},
  author={Jane D. Brown and Elizabeth M Witherspoon},
  journal={The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine},
  volume={31 6 Suppl},
American 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… CONTINUE READING