January 10, 2009

ARTICLES / RESEARCH: Young 'resent negative images' (UK)

Young 'resent negative images'

Teenagers are annoyed by negative stereotyping, says survey

Young people are complaining about a diet of negative news media stories about them in a research project from the National Children's Bureau.

The survey of young people's attitudes claimed that the media had a highly skewed view of their experiences.

They felt they were usually depicted in terms of crime, sex and drugs - with the only positive images coming from exceptional cases such as sports stars.

An overwhelming majority thought that young people were depicted negatively.

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