Friday Faves: Why the "Like" Button Can Be Dangerous for Teens, an Inspiring Advertisement for Teen Girls, and More!
TGIF! The weekend is finally here and the Choices magazine/TeenBeing team has rounded up our picks for the best of this week’s web.
1. Do family dinners really help your kids? This article explains the truth behind the myth. What do you think? Share in the comments section below. Also check out the familydinnerproject.org for family meal ideas to get your teens talking.
2. The way social media is transforming our world today is difficult, if not impossible, to define, but looking closely at the "like" button is a good start. PBS made a documentary called "Generation Like" exploring how the button teaches our teens to construct their identity based on popularity. Also, check out one fascinating (and worrisome!) response to the video here.
3. What do Ellen DeGeneres, Katy Perry, P!nk, Janelle Monae, Queen Latifah, teen rapper Becky G, and Sofia Vergara have in common? They all tell girls they "can" in this inspiring ad! Watch it here.
4. This New York Times article explains why it is actually better to have shorter and more intense workouts. For a quick and intense way to get your teens off the couch, check out our article on The Magical Seven Minute Workout. Do you have any fun and simple workouts teens might like? Let us know in the comments below!
Did we miss anything big from this week? Share your faves in the comments below!