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ym360 Trends and Culture Update (Vol 3)

ym360 Trends and Culture Update (Vol 3)

At ym360, we're committed to equipping youth workers. While most of our energy is dedicated to doing this in the areas of Bible Study Resources and Training, we believe it's valuable for youth workers and parents to stay in the loop on what is happening in youth culture and culture in general. (Read why we think it's important here.) A couple times a month, we'll do a post like this one, where we link to relevant articles and studies that give you a better glimpse into the world teenagers are living in. We'd love to know that we're not just equipping you, but those you serve, as well. Consider using this article to equip your community in the following ways:

  • Email this link to your adult volunteers
  • Repost it on your blog or church website
  • Email the link to all your parents to help equip them to better understand their teen's world

Without further ado, here are some relevant links we think you should know about.

All Things Technology


A Glance At Recent Research


The World of Pop-Culture (MTV Edition)

  • Brace yourself . . . MTV is releasing a new show that really does seem to be the most explicit show yet aimed at teens. Skins is a sex fueled, drug-filled picture of teenage delinquency portrayed as real-life. I hesitated on linking the trailer; it's pretty graphic. It makes me uneasy (and pretty disheartened) to see teenagers depicted like this. The ONLY reason I link it is so that you and your parents stay on top of what your students are watching. View at your own discretion.
  • MTV is launching another "teen mom" show, this one a spinoff of 16 and Pregnant. By my count, this would make three shows that focus on teenage mothers. MTV would not make these shows if they weren't drawing an audience. It kills me that this passes as worthwhile entertainment for so many.
  • Paranormal Activity 2 is tops at the Box Office with 41.5 Million over the weekend.
  • Like a G6 is the top single in the country this week. Click here to see the rest of the Top 10.


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