Poll how much influence does television have on the sexual behaviors of teens? December 2007 december 13, 2007 - on average, adolescents watch three hours of television each day, much of which displays sexual content. 1 according to a recent study conducted by the rand corporation, this sexual contentwhich includes images of sexual behaviors, discussions of sex, or sexual decisions. Nowadays, teens and sometimes even children have access to any content they wish. Teens witness modern trends in sex and try to follow them as well. Oftentimes, they live through a deep trauma that turned them into sexual maniacs and perverts. Based on concerns over the powerful influence television content can have on children, especially young children, the u. Along with being the biggest overhaul of telecommunications law in over 60 years, the act established a formal rating system to let viewers know when a program contains. Virtually since the dawn of television, parents, teachers, legislators and mental health professionals have wanted to understand the impact of television programs, particularly on children. Of special concern has been the portrayal of violence, particularly given psychologist albert banduras work in the 1970s on social learning and the tendency of children to imitate what they see. the research showed that television with sexual content can be a catalyst for conversations about sex between parents and teens. a study by an american team has found a direct relationship between the amount of sexual content children see and their level of sexual activity or their intentions to have sex in the future. The media and parents need to be aware that teens are being heavily influenced by the sexual content in television shows and movies. In recent years, both concerned parents and teens themselves have wondered about the tv effect on teenagers. Some children find themselves being raised by a television, and there are many studies analyzing how this can affect an adolescent when growing up. Common sense media speculates that tweens and teens spend between 4-7 hours in front of a screen a day. reality television can give insight to teens about many types of people in a way that a standard fictional narrative would not.