Many people believe that media coverage of celebrities is having a negative effect on children. to what extent do you agree?

In the
paast
the time that has elapsed
past
post
, news about famous people may have been confined to gossip columns in newspapers, these days it is not uncommon for celebrities to feature as front page news. There is evidence that the public feels there is too much news coverage of famous people. Not surprisingly, there is concern about how
this
might be affecting people, and
in particular
children. One of the possible negative consequences of the cult of
celebrity
is the tendency to confuse fame and notoriety.
Celebrity
scandals are just as likely to receive publicity as
celebrity
achievements. Indeed, some famous people have received more attention for their misuse of
drgs
a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
drugs
and
alchohol
a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
alcohol
than for their successes on the
stageor
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stage or
sports. Children who crave attention may come to see misbehaviour as normal. The emphasis on individuals in the public eye may
also
be at
expense
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the expense
of serious news coverage.
Next
to the superficial excitement of
celebrity
gossip, news about serious events and issues, that have a more profound effect on people's lives may seem uninteresting. Children may be forming a very
distored
so badly formed or out of shape as to be ugly
distorted
picture of how the world works. The negative influence of celebrities on children can
also
be seen in children's career aspirations. These days, young people are much more to see themselves as potential sports stars or entertainers. The prevalence of these
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a diagram or picture illustrating textual material
figures
in the mass media may convey the impression that
such
positions are plentiful. Children may be developing unrealistic expectations that they too will become rich and famous. In summary, the cult of
celebrity
may be affecting children in a number of undesirable ways. It is important that children be taught to critically evaluate what they see in the media so that they can form a more realistic view of the society, acceptable behaviour and indeed themselves

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