80pc teens believe negative portrayal by media affects job prospects
A new survey has revealed that many teenagers believe that they are too rarely portrayed positively in the media, which is affecting their job prospects.
Demos, which commissioned the survey, said that the findings "shatter misconceptions of disengaged teenagers" and reveals that the negative portrayals of young people in the media and wider society has a detrimental effect on both their self-esteem and employment opportunities, the BBC reported.
According to the survey, 80 percent of teenagers feel that they were unfairly represented in the media and believe they are more engaged with social issues than their predecessors.
Britain's leading cross-party think-tank added that the survey was just to test the "attitudes and perceptions" of teenagers.
Over the past few years, the words most commonly associated with "teenagers", "youth" and "young people" were "binge-drinking", "yobs" and "crime", which is a huge concern among teenagers.
(Posted on 19-02-2014)