July 12th, 2012
The topic i have selected is endangered species. This topic is associated with ecology which is the study animals and their ecosystems. I want people to know that many species are poached for their body parts and that this needs to be stopped. My poster is meant to influence young adults and teens. My call to action is going to tell people that they not buy stuff from companies that use animal products. The WWF is a company that supports my view of my topic and i have found some websites to support. For my imagery i will use some pictures of pandas.
Popular media influences teens in many ways however the most important one of these ways is the way that popular media influences teen to do drugs and drink alcohol. In popular media most of the time drugs are portrayed as being cool. This makes teens believe that if they too want to be cool and be accepted in the social world then they must do drugs and drink alcohol. The effects of teen media have a very negative influence on the lives of teens. Movies such as Superbad or American Pie act as tools to encourage teens to do drugs because it is portrayed as socially acceptable.
Another source of media that promotes drug abuse is music. Rap songs promote drug abuse by rapping about it in a sense that makes it seem cool. Also Rappers such as snoop dog post videos of themselves smoking weed. This makes smoking weed and doing other drugs look like its the thing to do. For teenagers who struggle with trying to be accepted in society this is viewed as a way t fit in with society.
In many instances drug abuse can become a serious problem especially in teens that are just trying it to see how it feels. There are many risks to taking drugs and the media decides to make it look like its funny, cool, or something everyone does. If you are offered drugs do the right thing and dont do them.