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Cyber Bullying and Teenagers

Short Film discussing the concerns of teenagers who experienced cyber bullying. Thanks to Mazzarella Media for the opportunity to work with them.
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There are many many short films about bullying but i personally picked this one because I believe that it is most relative to our generation of school students. 

 

 

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Teenagers estimate Australian teenage smoking rates 2003

In 2003 we asked some year 8 students at a Central Coast high school to estimate what percentage of Australian teenagers they believe smoke. The students gro...
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a bunch of year 8 students at a Central Coast High School got asked to estimate what % of Australian teenagers they think smoke and the results were from a range like 45% to 75% but in actually fact the real % in 2003 was 13.3%.

 

this shows the overestimation of teenage smokers. 

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Michael lill's curator insight, August 12, 2015 7:37 AM

This video is about some interviews with a few australian teenagers estimating australian's teenage smoking percentage. Most of them ranged the percentage very high in the 80% range when the actual figure is 13.3%. This reflects our australian image very poorly and is not how we want our current teens to be viewed as. This relates to our previous topic in such a way with smoking and Teens.

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Drugs, alcohol omitted from youth violence report

Advocacy groups are concerned that neither drugs nor alcohol have been mentioned in the recommendations of a Federal Government report into youth violence.
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An inquiry to youth violence has failed to make recommendations about two of the main causes of drugs and alcohol on teenagers behavioural ways. 

 

Because of the access that young people have to alcohol and drugs is increase the amounts of violence by 70%. 

 

this is an incredible amount risen and with wild teenagers acting like this isn't making matters any better. 

 

Drugs are chemicals that affect the brain by tapping into its communication system and interfering with the way neurons normally send, receive, and process information. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter. This similarity in structure “fools” receptors and allows the drugs to attach onto and activate the neurons. Although these drugs mimic the brain’s own chemicals, they don’t activate neurons in the same way as a natural neurotransmitter, and they lead to abnormal messages being transmitted through the network.


Other drugs, such as amphetamine or cocaine, can cause the neurons to release abnormally large amounts of natural neurotransmitters or prevent the normal recycling of these brain chemicals. This disruption produces a greatly amplified message, ultimately disrupting communication channels

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Teen pregnancy crisis

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A STUDY on Australian teenage pregnancy rates has revealed the extent of youth pregnancies, with academics slamming the Federal Government for inadequate sex education in schools.

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Teenagers do not understand the full responsibility of having and raising a child, Although teenage pregnancy rates have been declining since the 1970s, Australia is ranked by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as having one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the developed world.


35 per cent had had sex and 6.1 per cent reported it had resulted in pregnancy, while 7.5 per cent said they were "unsure." With 12 per cent of sexually active students confessing to using the withdrawal method for contraception, the academics are calling on the Federal Government for comprehensive sex education classes nationwide.

 small mistakes and having sex because they are curious or whatever and not fully understanding the results and way a baby can take over your life is not okay and more people need to become aware of the outcomes .  


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Jai Tuckwood's curator insight, June 19, 2014 9:07 PM

There is good and bad about this article. The good is that most teenagers seem to be using contraceptive methods and they are working, however it does seem that the rates are dropping and more and more are using the "withdrawal" method as their main way of contraception. This isn't pleasing as it means there will be more teenage pregnancies in the years to come. Schools really need to crack down on educating teenagers on sex and drugs.

Meena Jasim's curator insight, November 11, 2014 10:18 PM

This article discusses the extent of youth pregnancies in Australia. Australia has one of the highest teen pregnancies rates in the developing world, giving us evidence of how much of a problem teenage pregnancy actually is. You would think that it would decrease with the sex education we receive at school starting from year 9, but this hasn't stopped 35 per cent of people to have sex and 6.1 per cent resulting pregnancy, and 7.5 per cent said they were "unsure" within the years of year 10 and year 12 that the survey in the article undertook. Another reason   why this article shows that there is a teen pregnancy crisis and the sex education doesn't work for some people is the fact that the 67.9% of people who said in a survery in 1997 that they use condoms, has dropped to 65.1% in the most recent survey in 2002. Not only can they fall pregnant but STD's is more likely because the barrier method of preventing fluids is not there. This is quite confronting information and proves to us as a nation that sex education needs to not only be increased but also improved to make sure people are having intercourse in a safe way. 

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Underage Drinking Law

KXAN News Today.
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This youtube video shares the information about underaged drinking, a seat that occurred and applications and help lines that offer the help needed in a situation. Going unnoticed the news reporter covering the case slips in the fact that 1 in 4 high schoolers binge drink. She also shares one of the helpful devices that can save peoples lives and it is an application on a hand held device called 'Drunk or Die'. The application helps in the situation when someone is unresponsive, unconscious, if they have odd breathing, if they are puking a lot and if their skin is a pale or blue colour and what to do at that point. 

The sad story shared in this news report was that 13 year old Sofia Martinese died on new years day from and alcohol poisoning. 

Now there have been a lot of new laws to do with underaged drinking due to the fact of the numbers of underagers drinking. The new law in this video is called law and the law provides some protection for kids under 18 who seek medical assistance for themselves and others.

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Charli Morelli's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:23 AM

1 in every 4 students binge drink, 1 in 2 have experienced an achole  overdose. this numbers are rising everyday and unfortunately to is the death rate of young binge drinkers. we only have to look at this article to see the true damage it can do and sadly for this 13yr olds family and peers they are left to face the unthinkable truth. in this news report it mentions a new app called Drunk or Dyeing? this app is for a child who is in a situation  where they are drinking, this app provides them straight forward information on what to do under certain situations. this app was created to help underage drinkers who need assistance or who are fearing calling the ambulance because of the punishments they will be in for underage drinking. 911 life legislation is a new law inlaced in the US for underage drinkers to not hesitate to call for help because punishments in result of oungerage drinking or drug intakes. this law means that if a person under the age of 21 in the US can seek medial assistance without facing heavy tickets or being locked up. however this law does not protect the victim only the person calling as a victim under serious circumstances would not be responsive or hesitant to the idea of making a call. i think a law like this should be introduced to australia as it is very important for teens under 18 to know if they are in serious trouble or a friend or perhaps a stranger that its ok and safe to call 000. this is relevant to manny students across australia and i think it would be a successful law to have in our country. 

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Law enforcement undergoes training on preventing underage drinking - KOKI FOX 23

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Law enforcement undergoes training on preventing underage drinking
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Law enforcement undergoes training on preventing underage drinking. Story Comments, Share. Print Story. Video. Law enforcement trains on "Social Host" law.
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These new law enforcements are teaching law enforces to do the best they can with the minimum manpower they have to work with, and safely protect themselves and the kids at the same time. Officials also helped law enforcers understand how best to use the "Social Hosting" law. Police have to prove who bought the alcohol or drugs for minors at a party in order to ticket someone.

That means parents and friends of underaged drinkers get ticketed for letting them party at their place. This is a prevention tool in the long run. Basically you do this enough times, they're like, 'Hey, we're tired of getting in trouble and we're not going to have these parties anymore.' And then we see a decrease in the number of parties that are happening." Or so that is what they want to happen. 

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Binge Drinking (Alcohol Intoxication Disorder) - myVMC - myVMC.com

Binge Drinking (Alcohol Intoxication Disorder) - myVMC - myVMC.com | Caitys Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
There is a big difference between having a beer or glass of wine, and binge drinking. Alcohol intoxication disorder, more commonly known as binge drinking, has several different definitions. One definition is more than four standard drinks per ...
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Binge Drinking is a matter that people need to be more aware of myVMC.com has given this created article to share with the public that tell us all about Binge Drinking and what we need to know. The article has a quite introduction that tell us al general information then what bring drinking actually is. Above the introduction is has a whole lot of hyperlinks with more specific information on a certain subject you want to know about such as, what do Australians drink, the rates of binge drinking in Australia and world wide, why people drink, short and long term consequences and how to avoid it to the best of your ability. 

 

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What Are the Effects of Binge Drinking on Women?

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Binge drinking is a dangerous pattern of rapid alcohol use that results in legal intoxication in about two hours. In the U.S., both underage and legal-age drinkers consume the majority of their overall alcohol intake during ...
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This article talks about the effect of binge drinking especially on women. It has some common guidelines to use when drinking alcohol, statistics on woman and girls and facts about binge drinking, risk factors and consequences. They say the effect of Binge Drinking and getting into Binge Drinking is easier for women then men because majority of women cannot handle as much alcohol as men but women can drink out of control and damage their bodies and internal organs. 

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Rates of bloodborne and sexually transmitted infections show mixed ...

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It was also the day Saskatoon Health Region released the latest rates of bloodborne (HIV and hepatitis C) and sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis) in our Region. There was some good news to ...
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Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps - Medical News Today

Smoking in early teens linked to higher risk of severe menstrual cramps - Medical News Today | Caitys Year 9 Journal | Scoop.it
Chronic severe period pain is more common among women who began smoking before the age of 13 than those who have never smoked, a new study suggests.
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this may be something that many young females are un awear of and despite everything eles terrible that comes from smoking it will also cause them sever menstral cramps.

 

Smoking is associated with an increased risk of numerous health problems. Now, a new study published in Tobacco Control - a journal of The BMJ - finds that young teenage girls who smoke may raise their risk of developing chronic severe menstrual cramps.Menstrual cramps, also referred to as period pain or dysmenorrhea, affect around 91% of women throughout their reproductive life. Of these women, up to 29% experience severe menstrual cramps.


this article shares with us that smoking before the age of 13 my raise risk of chronic severe period pain by 60% along with many other informative and shocking facts. 

 

 

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The article is explaining the concerns and affects in smoking in your early teens which is now linking to higher rick of severe menstrual cramps. The article did a study to see whether this statement was true. Their results showed that women who started smoking before the age of 13 were more likely to experience chronic severe menstrual cramps than non-smokers. This is explaining that teenage girls who smoke may raise their risk of developing chronic severe menstrual cramps.

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Rise in Teenage Pregnancy

With the Australian Bureau of Statistics releasing new figures in August outlining a rise in teenage fertility in NSW, Gemma Wolk takes a further look into s...
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having children is definitely something that all young women think about and will eventually want in the future but some are just a bit to impatient to wait. NSW teenage pregnancies continue to rise and becoming more and more common. 

 

this 5 minutes youtube video clip shares with us the story of an average teenage girl called Jessica, she was a 17 year old high school student when she was expecting to have a baby girl. she shares how she was shocked and scared and she didnt know what to expect. 

 

recently the Australian Bureau  of Statistics released new figures showing that teenage pregnancy in NSW has risen 15%.

 

as the video continues it shares the opinion of professional persons in the fertility area and we get a better understanding of the situation.

 

some teenage girls have the support and finical needs to raise a child but majority are often left on their own. 

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Lawrence task force targets underage drinking this semester

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The Lawrence Police Department is just one entity trying to prevent underage drinking. Lawrence police, along with the KU Public Safety Office, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office and Kansas Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control are all part of the Fake ID 101 task force, which will target any area where alcohol may be consumed this semester.

 

Captain Mark Witt, a KU Public Safety Office coordinator for the task force, said students may be eligible for a diversion on their first alcohol violation in Kansas, but second offenses will stay on their record.

 

“It can follow you into your career,” Witt said. “We want students leaving with degrees, not criminal records.”


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Lots of college students like to think alcohol is easily accessible and at their fingertips around Lawrence. But for students hosting parties or those who aren’t yet part of the 21 club, there are numerous law enforcement agencies and a task force directed at keeping alcohol out of underage hands. The Lawrence Police Department wanted to send that message early, and conducted alcohol enforcement in the Oread neighborhood and areas close to downtown. The task force started in 2010 with grant funding, and began patrolling house parties last spring when it issued two citations for social hosting. Last school year, the task force administered 168 minor-in-possession charges and 126 fake identification charges.

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New Law Brings Tough Fines For Underage Drinking

New Law Brings Tough Fines For Underage Drinking.
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Its a new law offering protection to places that sell alcohol. Although tavern owners are saying that this law is long overdue. The new law has been called the Brown Jug Law and it allows establishments that sell liquor to sue underages trying to get alcohol with a fake ID. The fine you have to pay is 1 thousand dollars with should lessen the numbers of minor drinkers and it is law like these that will help with the problem and minimise the number of teenage drinking majorly. 

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Survey of GWHS students shows surprising data about underage ...

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The survey, whose intent was to discover the truth about students' relationships with underage drinking, was completed by 350 students or 15% of the student body at George Washington High School. “We chose this topic for ...
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This webpage shares its discoveries of a survey it took in the from the beginning of the school year in 2013 to the beginning of the school tray in 2014. It took a small group of about 8 George Washington High School students and conducted a survey among their peers about underage drinking. The survey, whose intent was to discover the truth about students’ relationships with underage drinking, was completed by 350 students or 15% of the student body at George Washington High School. Over the 12 months 60% of students surveys said they have never used alcohol with the other 40% said the have hardly ever to very often used alcohol. These results are surprisingly well but would be better if there was less then 40% to minimise underage drinking and the risks involved. 

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Teens arrested in drunk driving death

thisNews 8's Bob Wilson reports.

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This youtube video shares what happened to a teenager girl who was drunk and went driving. They are holding her friends responsible for her reckless driving as they were just thinking of themselves when they needed a ride home and put "Jane" in the car and left her to drive back to the party by herself. When she didn't return to the party her friends feared the worst had happened. If her friends had just taken the keys off her and stopped her from driving back to the party she would still be alive. This is quite and eye opener as no one wants their friend to die and to think that it was from drink driving which is stupid and irresponsible. 

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A CURRENT AFFAIR - Binge Drinking Forum

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The video by current affair gathers some families who have lost a member by binge drinking also some doctors, police and hospital nurses to tell their opinion about binge drinking. It shows videos of some nights in hospital and how many people would come into the emergency room by cause of binge drinking. 

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