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Tuesday, May 03, 2011

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Youth Culture Window: The Impact of Technology on Teenagers-Exploring Media Saturation and Its Effects

Face it. We're saturated with media.

Yesterday when I got up, the first sound I heard was the music oozing from my girls' iPods through their docking stations. Moments later, as my 15-year-old daughter Alyssa came downstairs to breakfast, she was texting a friend about homework. Meanwhile, my 13-year-old Ashley quickly jumped online to check the weather. Five minutes later, we were in the car and Ashley routinely plugged her iPod into the car's system so we could all benefit from hearing her music on the way to school.

I've read all the reports about media saturation. Our family doesn't leave the TV on, my kids don't have Internet connections in their room, and I'm very proactive about monitoring our home's level of media saturation. But the fact remains, it was only 7:32 a.m.... and we were already soaked.

Just how media saturated is the average home in America?

Jonathan McKee Jonathan McKee, president of The Source for Youth Ministry, is the author of numerous youth ministry books including the brand new Ministry By Teenagers, Connect: Real Relationships in a World of Isolation, and the award winning book Do They Run When They See You Coming? He speaks and trains at camps, conferences, and events across North America, and provides free resources for youth workers internationally on his website, TheSource4YM.com.


From Jonathan: Four Myths about Soul Surfer Debunked-Jonathan Speaks Candidly about Soul Surfer


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BSoul Surfer
I have to apologize about Soul Surfer.

This is actually an unusual apology. Usually when I'm apologizing about Christian films, I'm apologizing for how lame they are (sorry, just keeping it real). With Soul Surfer, that's the furthest from the truth. I finally saw the film this past weekend with my family, and we all were completely blow away. It was not only truly inspiring, it was just a well done film. Wow....

I'll be honest. My kids weren't that excited to go see it. My 17-year-old son even asked, "Do we have to?"

2 hours later, we were amazed. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed it. None of us regretted seeing it. Truly, a pleasant surprise.

Let me address a few myths about this film- opinions you shouldn't believe:

MYTH 1: "It's cheesy." Sorry, don't believe the hype. Soul Surfer isn't anything close to cheesy. The producers actually...

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