1.) Who is your favorite Disney character? Why?
***Simba because he is a lion and I’m told sometimes I look like a lion with my hair. Also because Lions are kings of the jungle.
2.) Have you ever in your life wanted to be like your character? In what aspects? (physical appearance, personality, magical qualities)
***I would want to be feared like he is in the movie and how lions are in the jungle.
3.) Did you know that there are only 5 media corporations that control our media? How do you feel knowing that only five corporations are controlling all the information that is fed to you through media?
***No I did not. I feel like that is wrong because I feel like 5 isn’t enough corporations to feed information to everyone because all of them will be biased towards whatever their talking about or what they release.
4.) Research on psychological effects have found that when television/media shows violence in realistic settings (such as shooting a gun, not fantasy games) it influences the viewer to develop a more violent and aggressive behavior. Do you believe this is true? Have you had a similar experience?
***Yes because when you watch a movie or when little kids see something like shooting a gun they begin to mock it and do whatever they see. I’ve seen myself watch a movie then mock because you see a famous person do it then you wanna copy them.
5.) 70-80% of shows viewed by teenagers includes at least one scene with sexual content. From this study an article states that T.V. has created the illusion that engaging in sexual activity is not as risky as it really is and is central to daily life, therefore youth might associate sex without risks. What is your opinion on this? Has the media ever influenced you? Are there any particular shows you watch that support this statistic?
***This is true because many shows I see on are usually something about sex because sex sales. Most commercials I watch about a new show coming out are usually a sex scene because humans are attracted to that naturally. And no show has influenced me and pretty little liars is one I can think of
6.) Due to the many advertisements for yummy snacks, like cookies, chips, candy, and sugar drinks, children can easily get sucked into wanting an unhealthy snack. With children/teens spending about 45 hours a week on a computer screen, t.v, or portable game console, and snacking being the main cause of child obesity, what are your thoughts on the media feeding us these unhealthy options? Do you think it is right for companies to be able to promote their fatty snacks to us, especially for those at a very young age who are influenced easily, just so they can gain profit while we gain weight? Have you ever had an incident when you see an advertisement for a burger on t.v or a billboard and then you suddenly crave to eat it?
***I don’t believe that it is right for them to do that because it is shortening the life of the youth today. It isn’t right but we allow it because it makes money and people are easily minipulated nowadays. If you show a picture of anything they will instantly like or want it or hate it. We make decisions really quick and most of them being about what to eat and it’s easier to get unhealthy food than healthy food because of the prices. And I have had that happen to me many times.
7.) Do you think the media shows teenagers realistically (as in Mean Girls, Bring It On and Fired Up)?
***No they show what you think of right away when you think of high school and cheerleaders. It just shows the image people give them and makes children excited for high school or college when in reality it is nothing like what tv is showing us today.