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Pop Music in 2017: Glum and Glummer
Attention! This New York Times 12/22/17 article is a must read for youthworkers! Our students' world is a desperate one and the songs they are...
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Note: This post by Charlie Hoehn has some great applications to what we do in student ministry and we wanted to make sure that you see it...
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 A new study of today’s teenagers contains both encouraging and troubling findings for parents, pastors, and youth group leaders...
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Social media culture damaging youth's mental health

Monday August 15th, 2016

Cultural pressures on young people have created a mental health powder keg that could destroy a generation's hope. Social media has created an obsession with image and wealth while celebrities such as reality TV star Kim Kardashian West create a template few can live up to.  Yet Government support for young people is "creaking at the seams and not fit for purpose". Mr Todd says: "We have lost sight of what is important and need to find space to value each other." 

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