Dating violence music videos

Research on popular music has explored its effects on schoolwork, social interactions, mood and affect, and particularly behavior.The effect that popular music has on children's and adolescents' behavior and emotions is of paramount concern.Popular music is present almost everywhere, and it is easily available through the radio, various recordings, the Internet, and new technologies, allowing adolescents to hear it in diverse settings and situations, alone or shared with friends.Parents often are unaware of the lyrics to which their children are listening because of the increasing use of downloaded music and headphones.Lyrics of some music genres, such as rock, heavy metal, rap, and new emerging genres such as reggaeton, have been found to revolve around topics such as sexual promiscuity, death, homicide, suicide, and substance abuse.Drug, tobacco, and alcohol use also tend to be glorified in these songs.Adolescents are not the only young consumers of popular music.

“Domestic violence is something that everyone has dealt with, directly or indirectly,” Sean ‘Slug’ Daley, one half of Atmosphere, stated in an MTV interview about the video.A content analysis of the top 10 CDs performed by the National Institute on Media in 1999 revealed that each of these CDs included at least 1 song with sexual content.Forty-two percent of the songs on these CDs contained very explicit sexual content.Furthermore, with the evidence portrayed in these studies, it is essential for pediatricians and parents to take a stand regarding music lyrics.Music provides entertainment and distraction from problems and serves as a way to relieve tension and boredom.

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