you will discuss the influences of the media on risky sexual behavior. You should complete the assigned readings for the unit before the Seminar and come prepared to discuss the following topics:
- Explain what influence media has on the acceptance of sexual activities. Be sure to include examples in your answer.
- In your opinion, how do shows like MTV’s 16 & Pregnant and Teen Mom influence teens’ perceptions of teen pregnancy? Does the research available support or refute your opinion?
- How has technology impacted risky sexual behavior of youth? How can you protect children and youth from messages sent via easily accessible technology that negatively influence risky sexual behavior?
- Why is it so important to address teen pregnancy and high risk sexual behaviors?
- What can advocates do to educate parents, educators, and community members about managing the messages sent to children and youth about sex via various medium?
- What kinds of programs would be most effective in educating youth about high risk sexual behaviors?