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The Very Real Dangers Of Sexting
School is beginning
for many of you.
Along with it will be many temptations.
Among the strongest will be that of sexting your boyfriend or
Promises will be made
to not share them with others.
However, time and again, those promises
will be broken. Whether because
you break-up or the other person never intended to keep their word,
or... The reason does not matter.
The humiliation. The ridicule. The bullying. The depression.
Anxiety. All resulting from this choice.
Then, of course, there are the
legal issues. Sexting is almost always considered to be child
pornography. Those participating in it can, depending upon your
jurisdiction, result in charges. And, having to register as a sex
offender, for life.
So, think twice. Even three
times before sexting. Any 'upside' to it that you imagine exists, is
truly not worth it.
By the way... This
applies to college students and other adults, as well.
that it doesn't!
Challenge convention | Josh Valman | TEDxTeen
Learn about Tourette's Syndrome
here at a National
Institute of Health website.
We all know just how cruel people can
be. So many times, verbal creulty comes out of ignorance.
here is a brave girl willing to open herself to more ridicule than
she has already endured, in an effort to educate others, like you.
Please let this be 'worth it'.
finally, check out this video about a camp for those teens with
Camp for Teens with Tourette's
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"Fractions" Graduation Speech, Clark Magnet High School 2015
This About STDs
Ugh! Who wants to read
about STDs (sexually transmitted diseases)?
Well, those who don't
want to get them and those who have them. Oh, and those who do not
know what they are.
Well, first let me be
blunt: You do not have to have intercourse in order to get an STD.
And, that means oral and anal sex can make you one of the many
(emphasis on the word 'many') teens who have an STD. By the way, a
girl can get an STD even if the guy does not ejaculate. And, guys,
well... You condoms help, but only so much... According to the U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services, those of you 15-24 years
young, account for approximately 10 million new instances of
STDs, each year. Think about that.
Here's a quick quiz
for you. How many of these STDs have you heard about or know much
myths that many of your friends believe and spread,
don't count?) --- Chlamydia --- Gonorrhea --- Trichomoniasis
--- Genital Herpes --- Bacterial Vaginosis --- HPV Infection
--- Pelvic Inflammatory Disease --- HIV --- Syphilis
This website has information on these
STDs/links for additional information.
'Average student' speech -- a motivational for you all
Are Some of Many Such Videos and Teen Deaths
Why show these?
Because far too many teens die needlessly in auto accidents. - So,
Cinnamon Challenge WARNING!
Know this! That people have actually died or suffered lung problems
as a result of this 'stunt'. Don't assume that you will be one of
the 'lucky ones'.
for a Disney Teen Audition
Author: Richard Landy
Working for Disney as a teenager could
be very lucrative. It also could be
your launching pad to a
singing career or an acting career in Hollywood.
thousands of other teens out there want to be discovered by Disney.
How do you ensure that you stand out from the crowd and get
selected at an audition?
Here are a few things you could do to
prepare for your audition.
The first thing you need to do is
enroll in acting classes. This will ensure that your
being honed in and your skill is being cultivated. If your parents
find it too
expensive to pay for your acting classes, you should
consider getting a part time job
after school that could pay for
the same. If these classes cost more than you could ever
a week or a month, do not give up. Ensure that you join the drama
club in your
school. Taking part in school plays will give some
experience on performing. Also,
let your drama teacher know your
aspirations to work for Disney channel. If they
see how serious
you are, they could offer to coach you after school hours to make
a better actor.
The second thing you will need to do
is get some headshots. Headshots comprise of
several pictures of
you that display you in your best form. Ideally, they should be
by a professional photographer. You could ask your parents
to pay for this, but if they
cannot afford it, there are other
options. You could get one of your friends who is good
digital camera take the pictures for you. All you will need is a
in on solid color. If you cannot get a plain
white wall, you could consider having a white
behind you for the background. You will then need a close up shot of
face and a full-length body shot. Do not be overly
concerned about applying makeup.
These headshots are just so
that the casting directors can remember you from the
If you get the role, you will probably get better headshots done for
you by Disney
The third thing you would have to
consider is getting an agent for yourself. You will need
parental consent for this, as your parents will have to meet and
approve your agent. Some
agents charge a fee to be retained and
this would not be your best option if you have no
Instead, you should look for agents that will work on a commission
may find the percentage they charge quite high but if
they do their job right, they will get
you into as many Disney
auditions as possible bringing you closer to your dream. Make
sure you do a lot of research before selecting your agent. Some
people out there masquerade
as agents just to take advantage of
naive teenagers. You should ensure you have seen all their
credential and possibly have met a few of their clients before
settling on one.
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Your actions have very real
Perhaps ypour parents or another
family member or boy or girlfriend has abused you. (If so, please
report it. You don't deserve it. Regardless, you must take
responsibility for your actions. When you bully or berate another
teen, it can be as if you slashed them with a knife. And, worse, it
can lead to their very real and permanent death.
Too often, teens commit suicide after
enduring so much taunting and bullying and urgings to take their own
Your actions have very real and
very often, permanent consequences. Think about that.
Some of you... Behave as though your words have no impact upon
others. But, they do. They do.
Spring Break Advice
Plenty of teens will
be going on Spring Break. It's a 'rite of passage' for some and
simply a way to blow off steam for others. While having some fun is
grat, there are some inherent and often overlooked 'dangers' to be
aware of. here is a partial list:
#1 Keep valuables
locked in the hotel/motel's safe and not in your luggage or room.
It's far too easy for staff or acquaintences to steal.
#2 Never leave your
drink down unattended & unwatched. It only takes seconds for someone
to slip a ruffi into your drink. If you accidentally do leave the
drink down, then simply order another oe. That's a lot less
expensive than the lesson that could be given you.
#3 Not everyone is
sincere. Pleny of players (both genders) are on the prowl for a
quick orgasm without any strings attached.
#4 Venereal diseases
are a very common 'souvenir' that guys and gals take home with them.
If you do have sex, use condoms. Practice other means of 'safe sex'.
#5 When you drink as
many of you will do, regardless of your age, at least try to remain
sober. And if you drove to your destination, take a cab back to your
room or let a friend who is sober drive you.
#6 Don't flash money
around. Pick pockets are rampant at these destinations.
#7 Don't let a
stranger borrow your phone. It's a quick way to lose it, if you know
what I mean. You can, instead, offer to dial a number for them and
give the call's recipient a message.
#8 If you see someone
being harrassed or stalked, do them a favor and call 911.
#9 Far too many drugs
are laced with toxic substances or could interact with any meds that
you are taking. Have some drug-free fun.
#10 Have a great time!
Simply: PLEASE READ THIS
You might have watched
the show Everybody Loves Raymond on TV Land,
Nick At Night, or on another network. - The 3 Barone children
were in fact, actual siblings. And, many of us watched them grow up
during the series' long run.
Sweeten, one of the twin boys, weeks shy of his 20th birthday,
Why Sawyer chose to end his life is a
mystery to us. But, the reality is that I wish he could have known
that life does go through phases and that life does get
better. That there is always someone else who hurts more than
you do and needs to see you as an inspiration. That suicide is
not the answer and it leaves great, everlasting pain to those who
Most everyone has felt
hopeless, alone, unloved, or desperate at one or more times in their
life. Bullied or sick or heartbroken or rejected. Taunted and teased
and ugly, stupid, or simply unloved. Some of us have been depressed
or full of anger for which we had no 'safe' outlet to express it. We
might have cried ourselves to sleep, only to awaken in the morning
with the same or worse sadness and pain in our mind, heart, and
soul. Perhaps we felt abandoned by G_d and family and friends.
Speaking of friends, they might have betrayed us or we at least
believed that they did so. Embarassment over our looks or
awkwardness at our lack of physical or intellectual prowess...
Abused by family or strangers, too ashamed or scared to let someone
in authority know... Tired of being afraid of the bullies at school,
in your neighborhood, or at home... Doubting that you will ever
'succeed at life', whatever that means... Drugs or alcohol might
have taken a stranglehold on you and you feel helpless and ashamed
and scared... Speaking of 'scared', you might have had sex too soon
and been dumped by the person who promised to always love you,
especially if you satisfied the hunger of hormones raging in them,
you, or both of you. You might be pregnant or had an abortion or be
the father of another's child. An authority figure might have taken
advantage of their position of trust and made you (falsely) believe
that no one would believe you if you spoke of it. You have been on a
streak of 'bad luck', to put it mildly, for such a long time. You
dropped out of school and are afraid of what choices you will have
to 'make it in life'. Illness might have taken a toll on you. You
are gay, or bi-sexual, or feel that you are not the gender that
others see you as being... Social media has taken a far too great a
role in your life. And the strangers whom you call 'Friends', you
discover are truly not that. Or...
Regardless of any of
the above or other problems that you face, please... Please... Do
not give up on yourself!!
There are resources to help
see you through this period, even if family, school, or church, is
not the answer or comfortable for you to share these issues with.
And if you know of
someone who is hurting, please share the following resources (and
these are but a few of those available) with them/let a responsible
Teen Health And Wellness
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and
Transgender (GLBT) National Help Center
The National Domestic Violence Hotline
RAINN (Rape, Abuse, & Incest National
Alcoholics Anonymous (help for Teens)
The Trevor Project
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