WelcomeManaging your Media and Parties:It's time to consider what messages about alcohol and substance use are communicated to us in our media. Think: Jersey Shore, Glee, Music Videos, Beer Ads, Facebook, and more. Are audiences influenced? Yes. Are these mediums impactful? Yes. Can youth do something about this? Yes! Learn more about the risks associated with social media and mobile technology at your parties. Learn also how to be responsible, media literate individuals.
Generation M: Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year oldsSO BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE SHOULD UNDERSTAND HOW THIS GENERATION OF YOUTH ENGAGE IN THEIR MEDIA ENVIRONMENTS.Technology Survey - Kasier Family Foundation (January 2010)Young people (age 8-18) now spend an average of 7 hours 38 minutes on one screen or another which adds up to more than 53 hours per week – those figure do not include textingThis has increased from 6:21 in 2004; multitasking increased from 8:33 in 2004Multitasking accounts for 1 hour and 35 minutes (students grade 7-12) therefore youth are actually receiving 11 hours of media use during their 7:38 hoursOnly half of parents surveyed set limits on their children’s computer use30% said they had rules for watching TV, playing video games, and using the computerThose that did: children spent less time with media (3 hours less than their peers who had no rules)64% said the TV is on during meals, and another 45% said the TV is left on most of the time (in the background)71% have a TV in their bedroom, and 50% have a gaming console in their bedroom54% of heavy media users (around 16 hours per day) are getting poor grades, compared to only 23% of light media users (under 3 hours per day)New ways to watch TV – time shifting, online, iPods, cell phones – led to an increase in total TV consumption (3:51 to 4:29 hours per day)51% of TV is consumed from live TV; 49% is consumed by the other methods74% of 7th-12th graders have a social networking profile45% are using another form of media while doing their homeworkGirls = social networking sites, listening to music, reading; Boys = console video games, computer games, going to video websites like YouTubeTweens (age 11-14) are consuming 11:53 hours of media per day (figure does not take into account multitasking) versus 7:51 for youth ages 8-10Youth spend 3 minutes per day reading the newspaper, or 2 minutes online reading the news
Many artists are using explicit sexual language in their lyrics as well as messages of violence, racism, homophobia, hatred toward women, drug, tobacco, alcohol – glorified Videos sometimes tell stories not otherwise evoked from listening to the song – the story may sometimes add content to the lyrics and provide a particular interpretation that is reinforced every time the listener hears the song
Cellphones and TextingThe averageU.S. mobile teen now sends or receivesan average of 2,899 text-messages permonth compared to 191 calls. The averagenumber of texts has gone up 566% injust two years, far surpassing the averagenumber of calls, which has stayed nearlysteady.June 2009“How Teens Use Media: A Nielsen report on the myths and realities of teen media trends”The average age that kids begin borrowing cell phones is 8 and the average age of ownership is 9.The next time you hear “everybody’s got one”, the fact is, that classic ploy may be true. By age 10, roughly half of children own a mobile phone. By age 11, six in ten own a mobile phone. By age 12, fully three-fourths of all children have their own mobile phone.http://blog.nielsen.com/nielsenwire/consumer/teens-more-normal-than-you-think-regarding-media-usage/
http://www.thenationalcampaign.org/sextechrecipient50% of 12-24 year olds have experienced digital abuse
The surprising result is part of the first-ever survey of teens by the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association (February 2011):http://www.parentcentral.ca/parent/education/schoolsandresources/article/943880--teens-say-cellphones-distracting-in-class“They love them for talking and texting — but cellphones are already such a distraction that they should not be used as educational tools, says a new survey of Ontario high school students.The surprising result is part of the first-ever survey of teens by the Ontario Student Trustees’ Association, to be officially released Thursday”
This is the humorous version of what a party might look like according to Glee
But consider the more severe consequences as seen here:Be prepared to share 3
The Hangover makes light of Rufonol – date rape drug.
The Jersey Shore concluded this season last night and I, in a word, am relieved.
This idea of casual sex, hooking up, smushing, or “getting it in” is prevalent in movies too.
"She kicked and punched him seven times before kicking him in the back as he walked down a flight of stairs ... Reality shows prey on featuring people who appear to be undereducated, narcissistic and full of anger," the piece reads. "'Teen Mom' is not the national image Anderson wants. We don't push our loved ones down stairs. We don't take pride that our teenage girls are 16 and pregnant. We don't all drop out of high school."
In the song “She Will” by Lil Wayne featuring Canadian artist Drake , they say “I like my girl’s face south and her ass north”And New Boyz featuring Chris Brown have a song “Better With the Lights off”
So, if the media is teaching our young girls to be sexy and dangerously provocative.... what is it teaching our young boys? Be tough, be a warrior. Take risks. Get ripped. Don’t cry. And these ideas begin in sporting arenas like WWF, WWE, and UFC (MMA). The trend for Jackass type stunts has crossed over to the motocross, off-roading world of Nitro Circus and has spawned the new daredevil sport of Parkour.Parkour is the skill of moving through an urban landscape quickly as first developed by the military. Unfortunately, kids attempt to make their own Jackass stunts or Parkour videos with little supervision or training. Usually these videos are set to cool music and you very rarely see the full consequences of their epic fails.Type in “Parkour Fail” and enjoy a multitude of injurious videos.
Type in Parkour into YouTube and see the awesome and totally unawesome attempts at urban running.
But it’s important for our kids to know that whether it’s in a virtual world or on facebook what they do online IS FOREVER! Nothing is ever PRIVATE!One of the biggest concerns in terms of technology and cell phone use is “sexting”See the Case of Jesse Loganhttp://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/29546030/ns/today-parenting/Teens aged 13-17 are the biggest texters of all youth averaging 2,272 text messages a month. The conversations may sound something like this: “Wut up?” “Nm. U?” “Nm”. According to Nielsen company “that’s almost 77 messages a day.”Especially when kids are now using their cell phones and computers to share racing photos of themselves in the phenomenon called “sexting”.According to Common Sense Media, 22% of teen girls and 20% of teen boys have sent nude or semi-nude photos of themselves 22% of teens admit that technology makes them personally more forward and aggressive 38% say exchanging sexy content makes dating or hooking up with others more likely 29% believe those exchanging sexy content are “expected” to date or hook up Unfortunately, revealing photos can be resent to a vast audience andSending a sexual image to a minor is illegal. “A 15 year old Pennsylvania girl is facing child pornography charges for sending nude photos of herself to other kids. A 19 year old was thrown out of college and is now registered as a sex offender for 25 years because he sent nude pictures of his girlfriend to other teens.” – Today msnbc“Under the Criminal Code offenders who possess images of children under the age of 18 engaging in sexual activity may now be sentenced up to five years in prison.”
Facebook has changed its settings to allow you to control what you post right on the page where it is posted. Add location information, tag photos and friends, and determine how you share: Friends, Friends of Friends, or make it Public.When you have location services turned on in your phone, your photos will store location information (this is called geotagging).
Here is an example of what you might be sharing.
Social Media is interactive, user-generated, highly accessible, and loosely governed. Take for example Facebook or the new Google Buzz.Also, social plug-ins allow you to “Like” something on a website and then this is transferred to your facebook page where your friends can see. Facebook also offers the “personalized experience” where the “moment you arrive [on a website that has partnered with Facebook], the website will immediately be playing the music you like or displaying friends' reviews. Note: to tailor the experience, these partners access public information (like your name and profile picture) and information available to everyone.To Turn it Off:When you first arrive at the following sites, you'll see a notification message and an option to turn off the personalized experience:Bing - Social SearchPandora - Personalized MusicTripAdvisor - Social TravelYelp - Friends' Local ReviewsRotten Tomatoes - Friends' Movie ReviewsClicker - Personalized TV RecommendationsScribd - Social ReadingDocs - Document CollaborationFor tips on how to protect your kids on Facebook, check out this CommonSense Media videohttp://www.commonsensemedia.org/facebook-parents
How do I turn on the option to review posts and photos I’m tagged in before they appear on my profile (timeline)? If you’d like to review posts and photos you're tagged in before they go on your profile (timeline)...If you’d like to review posts and photos you're tagged in before they go on your profile (timeline), turn on Profile (Timeline) Review. Click the account menu at the top right of any Facebook page and choose Privacy Settings > Manage How Tags Work > Change Settings > Profile (Timeline) Review.
Buckle Up, Look First, Wear the Gear, Get Trained, and Drive Sober) and influence the risk-taking behaviour of students related to activities such as: driving, biking, skateboarding, skiing, snowboarding, snowmobiling, and partying.
Generation M:Media in the Lives of 8-18 Year olds 1. Youth spend an average of how many hours a day with media? Compared to 1 hour a) 6 hours a day of physical activity b) 4.5 hours a day 1 hour of homework c) 7.5 hours a day* day and 30 minutes of d) 10 hours a day chores *accounts for multitasking but not texting
Music Lyrics and Music Videos:American Academy of Pediatrics 2. Rap and Rock music videos contain this percentage of violence. 75% of fourth to sixth graders watch music videos; a) 55% b) 20% 60% indicate they watch a lot c) 10% b) 20% d) 75%
Cellphones & Texting:How Teens Use Media 2009 3. True or False. Teens send over 2,000 text messages a month? 77% of teens already have their own mobile True phone. Another 11% say they regularly borrow one
Sex & Tech:The National Campaign 4. What percentage of teens are posting or sending sexually suggestive messages or images online? And 44% say it is common for those a) 11% messages to be shared with other b) 44% than the intended c) 76% recipient d) 39% 39% 75% of teens realize/say sending sexually suggestive content “can have serious negative consequences.”
Social Networking:The PEW Research Center 2010 5. What percentage of 12 to 17- year olds have at least one social networking profile a) 73% b) 61% 22% of teens check social networks 10 or c) 92% more times per day d) 55%
Kansas State UniversityReading and the Internet: A Vision of Students Today6. How many Facebook profiles does the average FB user read per year?a. 500b. 3020 They will also readc. 1281 2,300 web pages.d. 332
Media and Your Party • Beverages • Advertising • Safety • Music • Transportation • Digital Domain
The Jersey Shore – Conflict Women are called grenades They “get-it-in” in the smoosh room” Physical violence, dating violence Snookie’s antics? “The Situation” exploits women Ronnie makes out with two girls at once Sammi chose her cheating boyfriend over her friends
“Pumped up Kicks””All the other kids with the pumped up kicksYoud better run, better run, outrun my gunAll the other kids with the pumped up kicksYoud better run, better run, faster than mybullet Urban Dictionary.com
Canadian law forbids the production, distribution, and possession of child pornography. Prohibition covers the visual representations of sexual activity by persons (real or imaginary) under the age of 18 yearsIt’s Forever
Facebook Facts You Need to Know• Untag but photos and videos are permanent• You are responsible for The Group• Employers “creep” your page• Cell phone contacts go public!• 3rd party apps know your info• Like something - and you are sharing your info• Bill 212 – suspensions and expulsions
Tips for Domination: Remove your imported contacts Turn Location Services off, don’t “Check In” Turn off “Friends Can Check you Into Places” Edit what Apps can access Don’t hit “Like” Turn on Profile Review (monitor pending posts) Turn on Tag Review Do not make events public