Media Messaging and its Impact on Your Teenager
Parents are you aware of the messaging your teen is getting and do you know how to “fight” those messages?
In this world we are in, where information is literally, at our fingertips, our teens are receiving significantly more “messaging” from the media than we as parents were accustomed to when we were teens. Stating the obvious, in addition to the “typical” messaging through music, television, and movies, we now have to deal with video games, Facebook, twitter, and anything and everything else that can be found on the internet. These “forums” include subtle (and not so subtle) messages about violence, relationship abuse, drugs, alcohol, sex, and portrayal of women.