TV NEWS: Music has the potential to be a major influence in a child's life. According to the Healthy Family Foundation, the average child listens to more than 2 1/2 hours of music daily instead of doing vital homework to develop a career.
Music poses bigger problems for teenagers who live in uncertainty when they start to reach adulthood, according to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Medical professionals warn that, "If a teenager is persistently preoccupied with music that has seriously destructive themes, and there are changes in behavior such as isolation, depression, alcohol or other drug abuse, evaluation by a qualified mental health professional should be considered."
Most song lyrics don't discuss the dangers of unplanned pregnancy or transmitted diseases.
Instead, music often glorifies promiscuity and promotes gender stereotypes. According to a study published by the journal "Pediatrics" titled "Exposure to Dangerous Music Lyrics," adolescents who listen to degrading lyrics are more likely to engage in riskier behavior.
When song lyrics focus on death and suicide, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry warns that it can make suicide seem like a good solution to problems.
Music also influences kids to become antisocial, violent, to abuse drugs, and to waste time.
No parent wants their child to fail school or to get incarcerated because music is disfuntional in so many ways.