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ym360 Trends and Culture Update (Vol 5)

ym360 Trends and Culture Update (Vol 5)

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 Social Media/Technology


A Glance At Recent Research


The World of Pop-Culture/Entertainment

  • Here's a great glimpse into the world of pop music. This is the music that many of your students are listening to. If you haven't caught up in a while, take a few moments to watch these videos from last week's American Music Awards. But plan on seeing the kind of explicit, sexually-charged performances and lyrics that you would expect to see. Notable performances? Enrique Iglesias' "Tonight" is as raunchy a song as you will hear, so be warned. Taylor Swift continues to show her talent. Miley Cyrus continues to show that she has very little; Kid Rock and Pink continue to amaze at their ability to hang around. And I need to say that I find Ke$ha's music to be singularly awful. She is a caricature of the current culture surrounding main stream pop music.

That's it for this edition of the ym360 Trends & Culture report. Look for another one the week of December 6.

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