Teen Fads

Community Leader
Registered: 07-26-1999
Teen Fads
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 9:48am

I thought this was a pretty good article.  I did note that a story IV ran was mentioned in the first sentence.

Recently, iVillage posted a slideshow of “27 Dangerous Teen Fads You Should Know About”. Perhaps I define “fad” and “dangerous” differently than iVillage. If something is considered a teen fad, more than an immeasurably small number of kids need to be doing it. And for something to be considered dangerous, it should be likely to cause harm. Most of the “dangerous fads” in iVillage’s slideshow fall at both of these hurdles. In fact, researchers have discovered that at least one of the “fads” in this list has never been tried by any teen, anywhere … ever.


iVillage Member
Registered: 08-08-2009
In reply to: arryl
Wed, 02-06-2013 - 10:25pm

Interesting indeed!

I noticed that several of these risks came via the internet. Sexting and downloading pictures you would not want your grandmother to see.

Last week, Nightline did a story segment on something called “REVENGE PORN” which is a term that can be goggled or binged to find the Nightline story on the subject. It seems that there are websites dedicated to getting even with your ex GF by posting nude photos and videos taken while you were together with the ex several years earlier. The segment had three young ladies who had this done to them. They looked like any of our daughters. That is in the interview video, not the pictures on the website as they were all blurred out on the website shown on the news segment and I have not seen such pictures of our daughters.

One girl’s ex had done this to fourteen other ex GFs and has been unwilling to remove them. Hubby said he would give the fellow who did this to his daughter these two choices: Either remove the pictures or prepare to live your life without your male sex organs!!!!! Yes I may be in prison, but you will be without your organ and may have to pee via a catheter bag. Choose wisely as these are things you will defiantly miss!

Once the pictures are removed by the original poster, they will still float around for years. Wise up girls!!!!

A few years ago, there was some college kid killed “elevator surfing” on top of the passenger cage of the 10 or 15 floor dorm elevator when he slipped and fell to the bottom. He did not suffer. He was also drunk or stoned at the time. Who would have ever thunk surfing on a moving vehicle might be dangerous?

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iVillage Member
Registered: 10-23-2001
In reply to: arryl
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 2:51pm

Those points should be posted all over high schools across the country.  I live in a community where a lot of that doesn't apply - motivation in school has gone south, sex and drugs are alarmingly high here too.  The volunteering and kids wanting to spend more time at home/with parents is nice to read, My kids do spend a lot of time with us which is a little bit of a surprise from the way it was when I was their age, I expect they reach out in the community but that's something their dad and I do too.



iVillage Member
Registered: 01-04-2013
In reply to: arryl
Fri, 02-01-2013 - 1:50pm

While I agree that we probably don't need to worry about all the fads mentioned in the iVillage article, I think Mr. Snyder needs to take off his rose-colored glasses and step into the real world.