Friday, May 2, 2014

Final post!

This is my final project! Hope you enjoy!

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I chose this topic because, as I reviewed what we've talked about in class this semester,  plus with a personal family situation going on with my own teenage brother, I was really bothered by the fact that teen dating violence - and teen relationships as a whole - are so poorly represented and seemingly not discussed nearly enough. Why do adults view the relationships teens have as "other"? As not nearly "real" as our own? The first clip is from an apparently popular tv show which is solely about teens and relationships (The Secret Life of the American Teenager). It's awful, and a solid example of how the media skews everything pertaining to teenagers. However, my project also includes an amazing example of teens talking back, and speaking up, against dating violence, so this post is kind of a mix of these things.

Here is another link to a more local example, it's just teens discussing social media on the Rhode Show, but is somewhat informative: