Teens and Media Risks

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					Mr. Fuller
 HFHSCP
 1-7-09
   Overview               Youth campaigns
   Advertising Stats      Why such a focus
   Body Image              on the internet?
   Depression             Studying Habits
   Alcohol and            What to do?
    Tobacco
   Graphic sexual
    media
   Media positives:
    ◦ Keep up with local, regional, country, and world
      events
    ◦ Many sources offer the same information from
      differing perspectives
      Can create an environment for critical thinking
    ◦ Political information can be divulged to large mass
    ◦ Relay of information quickly in times of crisis
      9/11, tornados, earthquakes,
   Media negatives:
    ◦ Keep up with the “bad” side of local, regional,
      country, and world events
    ◦ Sources can be similar or focus on what they
      believe is important
      Pawns to their news
    ◦ Political information can be divulged to large mass
    ◦ Can cause unnecessary mass panic
   Increasing the sales of the product/service
   Creating and maintaining a brand identity or
    brand image
   Communicating a change in the existing
    product line
   Introduction of a new product or service
   Increasing the buzz-value of the brand or the
    company
   Print – magazines, newspapers, etc.
   Outdoor – billboards, kiosks, events
   Broadcast – television, radio, and internet
    ◦ Now texts!
   Covert – “inside” the show, product placement
   Public service – social causes
   Celebrity – use of endorsements
   Average person sees 3,000 (THREE THOUSAND)
    ads in magazines, billboards, and on television
    daily
    ◦ The internet increases this number
   In North America – 252,908,000 internet users
    ◦ Roughly 74.2% of N.A.’s are connected in some way
    ◦ This is 5% of the world population
    ◦ 14.6% of the world internet user population
      Pretty clear why the internet is so prominent
   Top 10 Teen
    Magazines
    ◦ American
      Cheerleader
    ◦ Girl’s Life
    ◦ J-14
    ◦ M Magazine
    ◦ Seventeen
    ◦ Teen Ink
    ◦ Teen Vogue
    ◦ Teen Voices
    ◦ Twist
    ◦ Cosmogirl
   Average model’s weight is 23% less than the
    average woman’s.
    ◦ Average model: 5’10” and 110 lbs
    ◦ Average woman: 5’4” and 145 lbs
   Yet, they are given hundreds of images daily
    about the “correct” weight
   Infertility
   Osteoporosis – thin and brittle bones
   Type 1 Diabetes – shortage of insulin
   Anemia – lower than normal red blood cells
   Immune system deficiencies
   Media is a vacuum of temporary escape
    ◦ What happens when the vacuum turns off?
   Major cause: stress from everywhere, + not
    allowing for a healthy release
    ◦ Too thin, too fat, too poor, not cool, fashion,
      school, grades, peers, boys, parents, home
   Sadness or hopelessness      Restlessness and
   Irritability, anger, or       agitation
    hostility                    Feelings of worthlessness
   Tearfulness or frequent       and guilt
    crying                       Lack of enthusiasm and
   Withdrawal from friends       motivation
    and family                   Fatigue or lack of energy
   Loss of interest in          Difficulty concentrating
    activities
                                 Thoughts of death or
   Changes in eating and         suicide
    sleeping habits
                                 If suspected, call for help
   Talking and listening to him or her
   Encouraging him or her to be involved in
    positive activities and to take good care of
    him or herself
   Being fair when dealing with or disciplining
    the teen
   Setting a good example by taking good care
    of yourself and getting help if you feel
    depressed or overwhelmed
   ASK FOR HELP
   What companies have the best TV ads?
    ◦ 5th grade – the Bud – Wei – Ser frogs
   Alcohol + Caffeine – a BAD combination
    ◦ Alcohol inhibits, caffeine does opposite
    ◦ Joose, Tilt, Red Bull + whatever
   Tobacco – Joe Camel,
   Roughly 25% of the alcohol in America is
    consumed by underage drinkers
   Increases chances of sexual activity
   Can mask anxiety and depression
   MAJOR internal organ damage – brain, liver,
    kidney, stomach, intestine, urinary tract
   What ads are most prominent?
    ◦ What do we all strive for again?
   Got Milk?
   Condom ads
   Television shows and movies
    ◦ even Golden Girls!
   1 in 4 teen girls has at least 1 kind of STD
   The push for promiscuity
   Increases likelihood for sexual bullying
   Abovetheinfluence.com – anti-cannabis use
   Kidshealth.org – general information
   Troubledteen101.com – general information,
    help advice, contact places
   Stayteen.org – teen pregnancy
   Teenhelp.org – online and phone help
   Currently most available means for teens to
    “lose” themselves temporarily
   Fantastic and wonderful tool when used
    properly
    ◦ Research, news, information, college
   “Everyone” uses it  not always well
    ◦ Some can post on YouTube yet not access edline.net
   Trend towards more and more internet use in
    all aspects of life – bills, classes, communication
   Basically, they go down the tube
   Virtually all students study with something
    else happening
    ◦ Situation-based learning
    ◦ Why is this bad?
   The way a human learns, is the preferred
    method of remembering the information
   No, HFHS will not be instituting background
    TVs during tests
    ◦ Meaning, the student must adapt
   School                     Teen Media
    ◦ Mitosis                   ◦ Seventeen’s preprom
    ◦ Algebraic equations         playlist
    ◦ Early American            ◦ Taylor and Taylor’s
      literature                  romantic night out
                                ◦ How to flirt with guys
   CONTROL CONTROL CONTROL
   Virtually all televisions/ cable boxes have a
    parental control system
    ◦ Don’t get how to use it? Ask for help
   Limit the amount of use of potentially neg.
    ◦ Consequences + positive reinforcement
    ◦ Cannot do “fun” things, or get additional time
   Internet usage – BLOCK WEBSITES
    ◦ Use the internet to your advantage
   Computer use - if can’t monitor
    ◦ Pull the plug, grab a mouse, unhook the monitor
   Drop the headphones
    ◦ Remember, they recall as they learn
   1-2 hours of mandatory household “off” time
    ◦ This includes parents, siblings, and others
   Look for warning signs – depression, alcohol,
    body image
    ◦ Sudden increase/decrease in weight, lethargic,
      overly hyper, withdrawn, overly enthusiastic,
    ◦ If their typical tendencies are either exaggerated or
      opposed, something is probably wrong
   Ask for help
    ◦ Free resources in the college center
   Look at the situation – not the person

				
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