The desire to be thin is not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of time, young girls and women have been weight-obsessed, striving for the “perfect” figure that will give them a greater sense of self-worth, and the Internet, has only added fuel to the fire.
Youth Group Lessons: How has technology changed the way that we handle love relationships? For many teenagers, physical intimacy involves sharing a deeply personal part of their lives: passwords.
Youth Ministry Resources: We all have seen teens hooked into their technology. But a new study has shown that while teens enjoy their communication over Facebook and text, they desire face to face communication the most.
For many teenagers their online world is their refuge. It’s a place where they can create an alternate identity and freely and openly share themselves with trusted friends. Because of this, more and more parents are snooping around online and looking for their.
Many times, teachers can forget that not everyone on their friend list is a trusted individual and, more than once, have gotten in trouble for posting something on their Facebook wall that they have later regretted.
Perhaps one of the greatest online security measures that has been pounded into the heads of teenagers is the importance of password safety. Teenagers are advised against sharing passwords with boyfriends or girlfriends as a way to show commitment.
In case you haven’t realized it yet, that is, in case you’ve been living in a dark tunnel with no access to any kind of media whatsoever, then you know that anything you post online is permanent. Every picture is there for eternity.
No one ever imagined the television set declining in importance but recent data from the Nielsen group, a company that follows media use, is showing that younger Americans are slowly moving away from the tube.
Youth Ministry Resources: What most parents don’t realize is that, if left unattended, the Internet can be a vast space of illegal and dangerous activity, especially for junior high and high school students.
Youth Group Lessons: Move over mom and dad, in an age of accelerating rates of technological literacy, children view Google as the first to answer a difficult question or find information about a topic.
Youth Ministry Resources: For as long as parents have left home for a few days, house parties have been around. And now with the power of the internet, the size and scope of parties has changed drastically.