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1 Marilyn Grechus, Ph.D. Professor of Health Ed. University of Central Missouri (660) Julie A. Lueckenhoff Julie A. Lueckenhoff Health and Physical Education Teacher Health and Physical Education Teacher Blair Oaks High School Blair Oaks High School 6124 Falcon Lane 6124 Falcon Lane Jefferson City, MO Jefferson City, MO mo.us 2.mo.us 2.mo.us 2.mo.us

2 Children and teens are engaging in increasingly risky behaviors. It is important for us, as educators, to understand and stay up-to-date on these dangerous teen fads. Remember: Knowledge is Power.

3 ‘Smoking’ Alcohol ‘Instant High’ ‘Instant High’  Binge drinking in an instant... Extremely dangerous Extremely dangerous  Directly from lungs to brain Lung & brain damage Lung & brain damage  Alcohol poisoning quicker Can get DUI Can get DUI Illegal Illegal

4 ws/local/Smoking-Alcohol- Dangers-YouTube-New- Consumption-Vapors html ws/local/Smoking-Alcohol- Dangers-YouTube-New- Consumption-Vapors html

5 Sizzurp  PURPLE DRANK - a recreational drug.  Ingredients: Prescription strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine. Prescription strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine. Sprite Sprite Broken pieces of Jolly Ranchers. Broken pieces of Jolly Ranchers.  Also known as: PURPLE DRANK, Syrup, Drank, Purple Jelly, Texas Tea.

6 “Poppin bottles in the ice, like a blizzard When we drink we do it right gettin slizzard Sippin sizzurp in my ride, in my ride, like Three 6 Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6 Like a G6, Like a G6” Started:  Hip Hop Community in the South  Teens  Made popular by celebrities, rap artists, and professional athletes

7 THE RISKS  Can lead to: Death Death Hemorrhaging Hemorrhaging Physiological and Psychological dependence. Physiological and Psychological dependence. Liver damage Liver damage Kidney failure Kidney failure Dulling affect; to both responses and coordination. Dulling affect; to both responses and coordination.

8 VODKA EYEBALLING  Taking a shot of Vodka in your eye.  Started in the UK  Picked up by college students  More prevalent with teens.  Think get drunk quicker  Which is NOT the case  Impaired judgment

9 THE RISKS  Pains, Burns, & Ulceration of Cornea  Temporary Blindness  BLINDNESS

10 Disturbing new trend Vodka eyeballing.wmv Disturbing new trend Vodka eyeballing.wmv Disturbing new trend Vodka eyeballing.wmv Disturbing new trend Vodka eyeballing.wmv

11 VODKA SOAKED TAMPONS  Tampons soaked in vodka and inserted either into the vagina or anus.  Females AND Males  Alcohol into the blood stream faster  No upset stomach from drinking  Thought to be undetectable by parents & others  Still gets into bloodstream and lungs

12 THE RISKS  Unknown amount of alcohol intake  Poisoning  Burning (short term)  Drying Effect (long term)  Bleeding during normal functioning  Destroys the essential bacteria located in the vagina  Damage to reproductive system

13 ANAL BONGS  Alcohol is poured into a bong tube that has been inserted into the anus  Males & Females as young as 12 years old  The alcohol gets into the blood stream faster  No upset stomach from drinking  Less detection by others

14 THE RISKS  Unknown amount of alcohol intake  Alcohol Poisoning  Burning (short term)  Drying Effect (long term)  Bleeding during normal functioning This is taking place below the belt 

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16 Neknominate Online game of drink and dare   Deadly, worldwide craze. People film themselves downing a large drink   Make it unique Post it online Dare friend to top it

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18 “Pharm Parties”, “Trail Mix”, “Skittling”  Party involving prescription drugs  Potentially deadly mixture.  “Trail mix”  Served up in a large bowl or baggies and handed out to guests.  Powerful pain killers like Vicodin and Oxycotin - often included in the concoction

19 Lethal mix Lethal mix Lethal mix Lethal mix

20 “Robo-Tripping”  Ingesting large doses of dextromethorphan  Over-the-counter cough suppressants such as syrups and lozenges (Robitussin)  Dangerous when mixed with meds and/or other stimulants (energy drinks) or prescription drugs

21 Signs of Cough syrup Abuse  Hallucinations, feeling dizzy or nauseated, vomiting, confusion, rapid heartbeat, and even numbness in the extremities.  Finding empty bottles of Robitussin and other medications  Effects are similar to alcohol intoxication including: slurred speech, agitation or drowsiness, or staggered walking.

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23 Huffing/Inhalant Abuse  The Abuse of Inhalants  Adolescents inhale chemical vapors from a variety of substances  Many are common household products  Goal is to obtain euphoric effect – altered mental or physical state  Primary population of inhalant abusers is the 12 to 17 age group followed by 18 to 25.

24 Substances Used as Inhalants  Volatile solvents – paint thinner, gasoline, correction fluid, felt-tip markers, nail polish remover, and glue (such as rubber cement)  Aerosols – paint, deodorant, hair products, Silver and gold spray paint particularly  Gases found in butane lighters, air conditioning units, and propane tanks

25 Methods of inhalant abuse  HUFFING: Rag soaked in inhalant & pressed to mouth  SNIFFING: Sniff or snort fumes from an aerosol container. May spray aerosol directly into nose or mouth.  BAGGING: Product sprayed or poured into a plastic or paper bag & inhaled

26 THE RISKS  Suffocation, when inhalants displace oxygen in the lungs  Seizures  Loss of consciousness  Heart failure  Liver Damage  Kidney Damage  DEATH

27 Signs of Inhalant Abuse  Drunk or disoriented appearance  Paint or other stains on face, hands, or clothing  Hidden empty spray paint or solvent containers  Slurred speech  Strong chemical odors on breath or clothing  Red or runny nose  Sores or rash around the nose or mouth

28 Huffing.wmv Huffing.wmv Huffing.wmv

29 Cinnamon Challenge  Swallow 1 tbls cinnamon in 60 seconds without water Upload to internet Upload to internet  Everyone is challenged

30 THE RISKS Inhaling the cinnamon Burns! Burns! Coughing Coughing Choking – can clump & clog the airway Choking – can clump & clog the airway Inflammation of lungs leading to infection (pneumonia) Inflammation of lungs leading to infection (pneumonia) Collapsed lung Collapsed lung Exhaling through nostrils – irritation Exhaling through nostrils – irritation Death Death

31 Bath Salts  Designer drug sold as Bath Salts (not for human consumption)  Mephedrone, MDPV, & methylone  Made by street chemists  No way to test for these chemicals Acts like combination of Cocaine and Meth Acts like combination of Cocaine and Meth  Teens and young adults

32 THE RISKS?  Agitation  Paranoia  Hallucinations (monsters, demons and aliens)  Chest pain  Insomnia  Violence  Suicidality  Even days after taking it

33 'Bath Salts' Causing 'Excited Delirium'.wmv 'Bath Salts' Causing 'Excited Delirium'.wmv

34 Molly (Molecule) Synthetic Party Drug Synthetic Party Drug  Ecstacy, MDMA Euphoric, empathetic and heightened sensory effects Counterfeits being sold  Same family of drugs as ‘Bath Salts’  Don’t know long-term effects Songs include references to Molly

35 BITING  The “new hickey,”  Actually breaking the skin.  Teens of all ages  Vampires are HOT!  Pain is a rush  “Marking their territory”  Status symbol

36 THE RISKS  Hepatitis  Syphilis  HIV/AIDS  10-15% of bites become infected

37 RAINBOW Parties  Girls wearing different colored lipsticks perform oral sex on different guys.  The end result is a rainbow on the guys’ penis  Started among MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS unwilling to “do the deed.”

38  An “alternative” to having sex  Group Activity THE RISKS  Would you share a lollipop?  Besides Germs you could contract Sexually Transmitted Diseases/Infections Mouth and Genitals Mouth and Genitals

39 INDECENT PICTURES ONLINE  Teens posting inappropriate pictures online Facebook Facebook Myspace Myspace MOCOspace MOCOspace Youtube Youtube New sites all the time! New sites all the time!  Males & Females, Middle School age & up

40  Achieve celebrity “status”  Feel popular/Attention THE RISKS  Bad Reputation Once a picture is on the web it can never be taken back Once a picture is on the web it can never be taken back  Cyberbullying  Sexual Predators  Colleges/Universities & Future Employers can see what pictures and information have been posted online

41 Sexting  Sending sexually explicit pictures and videos via texts or the internet  A majority of sexting incidents are uncovered at school.  Preteens & Teens with access to these technologies

42  Attention  Popularity  Intimacy in relationship THE RISKS  Bad reputation  Bullying  Pictures passed around to others  Predators  If caught, could be charged for child pornography

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44 Tips to Prevent Sexting  Monitor texting / Restrict usage  Collaborate with schools to help control sexting  Sex Education & Sexting Talks – teens should not feel pressured to exchange explicit photos to attract or keep a partner  Convey the consequences involved to teens in the home & school setting

45 Punch Out Game/Head Punching  Teens allowing others to punch them in the head/face  Teens punching themselves in the head/face  Often Repeatedly  Posting the Videos online…  Middle School aged & up  Mostly boys

46  Post the video on YouTube for others to see  To “train” for fighting  For fun?? THE RISKS  Head injuries  Permanent Brain Damage  Become Paralyzed  Death

47 The Knockout Game Random victims Random victims Hit in the back of the head Hit in the back of the head  Knock them out Just for the fun of it! Just for the fun of it!  No one is safe

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49 The Choking Game  Choking others or self  Object of the "game"  Cut off blood flow to the brain (oxygen deprivation)  Hands or other objects (ropes,belts)  Ages 7-16 is the typical range  Most often Middle School students  Mostly Males, but females as well

50  Attempt to get a “high” or “floaty” sensation  Won’t get caught with drugs or alcohol THE RISKS  Seizures, memory loss, broken bones, stroke, concussions, brain damage, & death  Playing alone increases the likelihood of severe permanent brain damage & death  549 Reported Fatalities, 111 Injuries (Updated 2/2011)

51 Boy Dies After Playing Choking Game.wmv Boy Dies After Playing Choking Game.wmv Boy Dies After Playing Choking Game.wmv Boy Dies After Playing Choking Game.wmv

52 CHOKING GAME: WARNING SIGNS Signs in the Youth Frequent headaches Often severe Inexplicable bruising or red linear marks around the neck Blood shot eyes and/or tiny red dots on face Changes in attitude (overly aggressive) Disorientation and/or grogginess after being alone Unusual demands for privacy Curiosity about asphyxiation Signs in the Home Locked or blocked bedroom/bathroom doors ligatures (bed sheets, belts, t-shirts, ropes) tied in strange knots and/or found in unusual places internet history of websites (YouTube.com, MySpace.com) mentioning Choking Game Wear marks on furniture (ex: bunk beds, closed rods)

53 Car Surfing   Teens Riding on the top, sides, or behind moving vehicles   With or without skateboards, bikes, etc. (According to reported injuries)   Males (70%)   Ages years (69%)

54  Extreme Sports  “Dare Devils” / Thrill Seekers  Posting Videos Online THE RISKS  Numerous injuries, broken bones, & death  From 1990 to 2008, a reported 58 people died and another 41 were injured

55 The Ball-Tapping Game  Males tapping/slapping/hitting/kicking other males in the groin area  Males  Not just the bullies!  All ages: Boys, Teens, even members of the U.S. Navy

56  To be mean  As a “friendly” gesture  "It's a way of establishing dominance  Becomes a measure of “toughness." THE RISKS  Serious damage to the testicles

57 Body Spray Flamethrower  Spraying body spray (Axe) and using lighter to make “flamethrower”  “Axe Bomb” = Dropping 2 cans of Axe in a bucket with lighter fluid and fireworks  Curious children and teens  Thrill seekers?

58  Curiosity  Boredom? THE RISKS  Fires!  Damage to property and people

59 Teen Fight Clubs  Teens fighting each other for “fun”  Males from pre-teen to mid- twenties  Cage-fighting, MMA, UFC fighting popularity  Competition THE RISKS  Injuries!  Assault charges?

60 Posting Risky Videos Online  Teens are doing DANGEROUS things in order to post videos on the internet.  The more “hits” or “views” teens get on their videos, the higher their celebrity status (or so they think).  We can thank the show/movie “Jackass” and other popular teen entertainment for being influences

61 Thigh Gaps “Thinspiration" for teen girls Minding the gap has become unhealthy obsession Post images and "how-to" guides Distorted body image   Eating disorders

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63 What Educators Can Do…  Look for signs & symptoms, if applicable.  TALK TO THE STUDENTS! Express Concern Express Concern Educate Teens on the DANGERS Educate Teens on the DANGERS One-on-one, Groups, Classes One-on-one, Groups, Classes State the facts: Life-long consequences State the facts: Life-long consequences  Get others involved (Parents, Other Faculty/Staff)  Stay up-to-date on the current teen fads and the terminology used

64  Educate PARENTS Update them regularly on the latest fads taking place Update them regularly on the latest fads taking place Give them the terminology to listen/look for Give them the terminology to listen/look for Parental Discussion Groups (Support/Guidance) Parental Discussion Groups (Support/Guidance) Make sure they are aware of the signs/symptoms Make sure they are aware of the signs/symptoms What can be done to prevent/stop these activities What can be done to prevent/stop these activities

65  Don’t “blow it off” (i.e. “Boys will be boys”)  Have older students be “role models” or “mentors” to younger students and talk about these issues with them.  Be cautious! Don’t “teach” students new activities to engage in  Be cautious! Don’t “teach” students new activities to engage in  Remember: Knowledge is Power…

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