Here's the latest edition of the ym360 Trends & Culture Update, a regular look at research and articles designed to keep youth ministers, adult volunteers, and parents in the loop on what's happening in youth culture. (Read why we think it's important here.)
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Without further ado, here are some relevant links we think you should know about.
- The 'like' and 'FOMO’ anxiety of teenagers
- 1 in 3 Teenagers Meet Social Media ‘Friends’ In Real Life
- Parents May Be Liable For What Their Kids Post On Facebook
- More Than 80% of Children Lie About Their Age to Use Social Media Sites
- The Challenges of College Financing Facing High School Seniors
- Parents Become Less Sensitive To Violence And Sex In Movies
- Better Ways to Teach Teens to Drive
- What movies are your students and/or their friends watching? Click here to check out which movies won the weekend.
- Stay in touch with what your students and/or their friends are listening to. The Billboard Hot 100 tracks songs across all mediums. By clicking here you can listen to and watch the videos for the most popular songs in the country right now. (NOTE: Use discernment when previewing this content as, sadly, much of it is objectionable.)
- Study: Teens buy fewer sugary drinks if informed they’d have to walk five miles to burn off the calories
- Study: Teen birth rates steadily declining
- Authoritarian Mothers Linked to Increased Teen Alcohol Use
- Family Acceptance Key to Curbing Teen Suicides, Study Shows
That's it for this edition of the ym360 Trends & Culture report. Look for another one in the next week or so.
[Note: By nature, some of the articles and subject matter we deal with in Trends & Culture often conflicts with our beliefs and ethics as Christ-followers. Our purpose in linking to this type of material is to simply give you the option of knowing the culture your students are surrounded by. Use discretion to determine which links to click on.]