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General Media Exposure In most cultures, little information is provided about sexuality through conventional socialization channels Parents Schools Religion The media have become important sexual socialization agents As reported by teens and college students General Media Exposure Talking to adults and even peers can be embarrassing Gathering sexual information from the media is relatively risk-free and (can be) informative The mass media are an increasingly accessible way for people to learn about and see sexual behavior General Media Exposure Old research says (1993) younger adolescents (13 - 15 years old) report the primary teachers of sexual knowledge are: Parents Friends Schools Media Older adolescents (16 - 17 years old) say: Friends Parents Media General Media Exposure This may have shifted in the past 20 years More recent research shows that In the United States, young people spend 6 to 7 hours each day with some form of media Singapore?

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