It is a reality that children growing up take what they see on TV seriously and try and act like the characters they see.
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It's called media priming -- the idea that the things we watch or listen to or read influence our emotions and our behavior, perhaps more than we real...
There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.
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