T.E.N. Spotlight’s Weblog

News of the Day 5
October 20, 2008, 4:37 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture

+ High school teacher uses fantasy football to teach his students about math. “There were some kids who didn’t even know what a quarterback was.”

+ Seattle has had some bad luck this year in sports, but this guy’s luck is way worse.

+ Prescription drugs are now more accessible to teens than beer.

+ Stuff Christians Like gives us a hilarious church logo guide.

+ Don join the bowling league if your game is like this


News of the Day 5
October 16, 2008, 4:28 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture

+ Sex offenders in Maryland have to put this sticker up for Halloween. Interesting and not sure what to make fo it.

+ A fun look at some of MIT’s student pranks over the years.

+ Seriously? Kids making shanks in school out of pencils. Well at least they are learning a trade like wood working.

+Fake Snot!


I wish there were a larger picture of this snot – I think it’s some of the nicest looking fake snot I’ve seen. The recipe is here.

News of the Day 4
October 15, 2008, 4:17 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture

+ Senior with Downs Syndrome crowned High School homecoming queen. A great story.

+ Boxer wraps his hands in son’s diaper to reduce the swelling. I’m glad I am not alone.

+Check out this interesting article about The Frugal Teenager, Ready or Not

+ Brilliant money saving video

New of the Day 3
October 14, 2008, 4:21 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture

+ You must apologize for mentioning Jesus. Now!! I’m not kidding the courts said so.

+ Happy face tans lines, ok. Cell phone number tan lines so creepy old dudes can call you, not ok.

+ another sign that times are changing. People are actually pulling the trigger on shooting TP’ers. They used to just wave guns at us!

+ The Salvation Army, Eminem, and Amy Whinehouse are finally part of the same family. Yipee!

+Lastly a Hey Ya cover song

News of the Day 2
October 13, 2008, 4:13 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture

+ Hey kids, turn the volume down. What? TURN THE VOLUME DOWN!

+ Why some kids grow up to be bullied. it all makes sense now.

+ This is music to my heart! Teens are spending less money, but the rich are still spending. I guess someone has to do it.

+ Irony

Inside the Teenage Brain
April 10, 2008, 5:44 pm
Filed under: Youth Culture | Tags: , , , ,

Another great program from Frontline….

It’s the mystery of mysteries — especially to parents — the unpredictable and sometimes incomprehensible moods and behaviors of the American teenager. Generations of adults have pondered its cause. Hormones? Rock music? Boredom? Drugs?

In “Inside the Teenage Brain,” FRONTLINE chronicles how scientists are exploring the recesses of the brain and finding some new explanations for why adolescents behave the way they do. These discoveries could change the way we parent, teach, or perhaps even understand our teenagers. (more) »

from PBS.com

1 in 4 Teen Girls Have STD
March 12, 2008, 3:46 pm
Filed under: parenting, Youth Culture | Tags: , ,
This makes me sad.
CHICAGO (AP) — At least one in four teenage girls nationwide has a sexually transmitted disease, or more than 3 million teens, according to the first study of its kind in this age group.

A virus that causes cervical cancer is by far the most common sexually transmitted infection in teen girls ages 14 to 19, while the highest overall prevalence is among black girls — nearly half the blacks studied had at least one STD. That rate compared with 20% among both whites and Mexican-American teens, the study from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.

About half of the girls acknowledged ever having sex; among them, the rate was 40%. While some teens define sex as only intercourse, other types of intimate behavior including oral sex can spread some infections.

For many, the numbers likely seem “overwhelming because you’re talking about nearly half of the sexually experienced teens at any one time having evidence of an STD,” said Dr. Margaret Blythe, an adolescent medicine specialist at Indiana University School of Medicine and head of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ committee on adolescence.

But the study highlights what many doctors who treat teens see every day, Blythe said.

please read the whole article at (usatoday.com)