Explicit language in music has become more frequent in recent years. With the youth listening to this music, they are subjected to speak in more vulgar tones and act more violent.
The impact of strong language in music on parent’s children is often a topic brought up in the household. A song becomes explicit when the lyrics are deemed unsuitable or offensive to the listener. Seeing how society has grown more tolerant of what is seen as an acceptable use of words, it is easier for children and teens to be influenced by this form of music.
Children and teens alike are high impressionable at a young age of what they see and hear in their everyday lives. If a toddler hears its parents speak, the toddler will eventually learn how to speak like its parents. What makes listening to songs with strong language and sexual innuendos any different?
With the advancement in technology, the younger generation is listening to music more than ever. The Billboards 100 Hit List for top songs in the country started in 1958, Since 2001 the amount of songs that contain explicit lyrics has skyrocketed by 83%.
Children are heavily influenced by the music they listen to. It is natural for them to adopt the things they listen to and see. If children want the music they listen to, to reflect their character they, need to really evaluate the lyrics. Music effects a child’s emotions, their perception of the world, and their behavior and language.
J1 Student, Jalen Robinson