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1Dangerous Teen Fads Julie A. Lueckenhoff Marilyn Grechus, Ph.D. Health and Physical Education TeacherBlair Oaks High School6124 Falcon LaneJefferson City, MOMarilyn Grechus, Ph.D.Professor of Health Ed.University of Central Missouri(660)
2Children and teens are engaging in increasingly risky behaviors 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’ Extremely dangerous Can get DUI Binge drinking in an instant . . .Extremely dangerousDirectly from lungs to brainLung & brain damageAlcohol poisoning quickerCan get DUIIllegal
5Sizzurp PURPLE DRANK - a recreational drug. Ingredients: Prescription strength cough syrup containing codeine and promethazine.SpriteBroken pieces of Jolly Ranchers.Also known as: PURPLE DRANK, Syrup, Drank, Purple Jelly, Texas Tea.
6Started: Hip Hop Community in the South Teens Made popular by celebrities, rap artists, and professional athletes“Poppin bottles in the ice,like a blizzardWhen we drink we do it rightgettin slizzardSippin sizzurp in my ride, in my ride, like Three 6Now I'm feelin so fly like a G6Like a G6, Like a G6”
7THE RISKSCan lead to:DeathHemorrhagingPhysiological and Psychological dependence.Liver damageKidney failureDulling affect; to both responses and coordination.
8VODKA EYEBALLING Taking a shot of Vodka in your eye. Started in the UK Picked up by college studentsMore prevalent with teens.Think get drunk quicker Which is NOT the caseImpaired judgment
9THE RISKSPains, Burns, & Ulceration of CorneaTemporary BlindnessBLINDNESS
11VODKA SOAKED TAMPONSTampons soaked in vodka and inserted either into the vagina or anus.Females AND MalesAlcohol into the blood stream fasterNo upset stomach from drinkingThought to be undetectable by parents & othersStill gets into bloodstream and lungs
12THE RISKSUnknown amount of alcohol intake PoisoningBurning (short term)Drying Effect (long term)Bleeding during normal functioningDestroys the essential bacteria located in the vaginaDamage to reproductive system
13ANAL BONGSAlcohol is poured into a bong tube that has been inserted into the anusMales & Females as young as 12 years oldThe alcohol gets into the blood stream fasterNo upset stomach from drinkingLess detection by others
14Unknown amount of alcohol intake Alcohol Poisoning THE RISKSUnknown amount of alcohol intake Alcohol PoisoningBurning (short term)Drying Effect (long term)Bleeding during normal functioningThis is taking place below the belt
18“Pharm Parties”, “Trail Mix”, “Skittling” Party involving prescription drugsPotentially 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
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
21Signs 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 medicationsEffects are similar to alcohol intoxication including: slurred speech, agitation or drowsiness, or staggered walking.
22http://Dr. Charles McKay Hartford Hospital no 'robo-tripping'.wmv
23Huffing/Inhalant Abuse The Abuse of InhalantsAdolescents inhale chemical vapors from a variety of substancesMany are common household productsGoal is to obtain euphoric effect – altered mental or physical statePrimary population of inhalant abusers is the 12 to 17 age group followed by 18 to 25.
24Substances 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 particularlyGases found in butane lighters , air conditioning units, and propane tanks
25Methods of inhalant abuse HUFFING: Rag soaked in inhalant & pressed to mouthSNIFFING: 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
26THE RISKSSuffocation, when inhalants displace oxygen in the lungsSeizuresLoss of consciousnessHeart failureLiver DamageKidney DamageDEATH
27Signs of Inhalant Abuse Drunk or disoriented appearancePaint or other stains on face, hands, or clothingHidden empty spray paint or solvent containersSlurred speechStrong chemical odors on breath or clothingRed or runny noseSores or rash around the nose or mouth
29Cinnamon Challenge Swallow 1 tbls cinnamon in 60 seconds without water Upload to internetEveryone is challenged
30THE RISKS Inhaling the cinnamon Burns! Coughing Choking – can clump & clog the airwayInflammation of lungs leading to infection (pneumonia)Collapsed lungExhaling through nostrils – irritationDeath
31Bath SaltsDesigner drug sold as Bath Salts (not for human consumption)Mephedrone, MDPV, & methyloneMade by street chemistsNo way to test for these chemicalsActs like combination of Cocaine and MethTeens and young adults
32THE RISKS? Agitation Paranoia Hallucinations (monsters, demons and aliens)Chest painInsomniaViolenceSuicidalityEven days after taking it
34Molly (Molecule) Synthetic Party Drug Counterfeits being sold Ecstacy, MDMAEuphoric, empathetic and heightened sensory effectsCounterfeits being soldSame family of drugs as ‘Bath Salts’Don’t know long-term effectsSongs include references to Molly
35BITING The “new hickey,” Actually breaking the skin. Teens of all ages Vampires are HOT!Pain is a rush“Marking their territory”Status symbol
36THE RISKSHepatitisSyphilisHIV/AIDS10-15% of bites become infected
37RAINBOW PartiesGirls wearing different colored lipsticks perform oral sex on different guys.The end result is a rainbow on the guys’ penisStarted among MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS unwilling to “do the deed.”
38An “alternative” to having sex Group ActivityTHE RISKSWould you share a lollipop?Besides Germs you could contract Sexually Transmitted Diseases/InfectionsMouth and Genitals
39INDECENT PICTURES ONLINE Teens posting inappropriate pictures onlineFacebookMyspaceMOCOspaceYoutubeNew sites all the time!Males & Females, Middle School age & up
40Achieve celebrity “status” Feel popular/AttentionTHE RISKSBad ReputationOnce a picture is on the web it can never be taken backCyberbullyingSexual PredatorsColleges/Universities & Future Employers can see what pictures and information have been posted online
41SextingSending sexually explicit pictures and videos via texts or the internetA majority of sexting incidents are uncovered at school.Preteens & Teens with access to these technologies
42AttentionPopularityIntimacy in relationshipTHE RISKSBad reputationBullyingPictures passed around to othersPredatorsIf caught, could be charged for child pornography
44Tips to Prevent Sexting Monitor texting / Restrict usageCollaborate with schools to help control sextingSex Education & Sexting Talks – teens should not feel pressured to exchange explicit photos to attract or keep a partnerConvey the consequences involved to teens in the home & school setting
45Punch Out Game/Head Punching Teens allowing others to punch them in the head/faceTeens punching themselves in the head/faceOften RepeatedlyPosting the Videos online…Middle School aged & upMostly boys
46Post the video on YouTube for others to see To “train” for fightingFor fun??THE RISKSHead injuriesPermanent Brain DamageBecome ParalyzedDeath
47The Knockout Game Random victims Hit in the back of the head Knock them outJust for the fun of it!No one is safe
49The 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 rangeMost often Middle School studentsMostly Males, but females as well
50Attempt to get a “high” or “floaty” sensation Won’t get caught with drugs or alcoholTHE RISKSSeizures, memory loss, broken bones, stroke, concussions, brain damage, & deathPlaying alone increases the likelihood of severe permanent brain damage & death549 Reported Fatalities, 111 Injuries (Updated 2/2011)
52CHOKING GAME: WARNING SIGNS Signs in the YouthFrequent headachesOften severeInexplicable bruising or red linear marks around the neckBlood shot eyes and/or tiny red dots on faceChanges in attitude (overly aggressive)Disorientation and/or grogginess after being aloneUnusual demands for privacyCuriosity about asphyxiationSigns in the HomeLocked or blocked bedroom/bathroom doorsligatures (bed sheets, belts, t-shirts, ropes) tied in strange knots and/or found in unusual placesinternet history of websites (YouTube.com, MySpace.com) mentioning Choking GameWear marks on furniture (ex: bunk beds, closed rods)
53Car 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%)
54Extreme Sports“Dare Devils” / Thrill SeekersPosting Videos OnlineTHE RISKSNumerous injuries, broken bones, & deathFrom 1990 to 2008, a reported 58 people died and another 41 were injured
55The Ball-Tapping GameMales tapping/slapping/hitting/kicking other males in the groin areaMalesNot just the bullies!All ages: Boys, Teens, even members of the U.S. Navy
56As a “friendly” gesture "It's a way of establishing dominance To be meanAs a “friendly” gesture"It's a way of establishing dominanceBecomes a measure of “toughness."THE RISKSSerious damage to the testicles
57Body 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 fireworksCurious children and teensThrill seekers?
58CuriosityBoredom?THE RISKSFires!Damage to property and people
59Teen Fight Clubs Teens fighting each other for “fun” Males from pre-teen to mid-twentiesCage-fighting, MMA, UFC fighting popularityCompetitionTHE RISKSInjuries!Assault charges?
60Posting 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 teenentertainment for being influences
61Thigh Gaps “Thinspiration" for teen girls Minding the gap has become unhealthy obsessionPost images and "how-to" guidesDistorted body imageEating disorders
63What Educators Can Do… Look for signs & symptoms, if applicable. TALK TO THE STUDENTS!Express ConcernEducate Teens on the DANGERSOne-on-one, Groups, ClassesState the facts: Life-long consequencesGet others involved (Parents, Other Faculty/Staff)Stay up-to-date on the current teen fads and the terminology used
64Educate PARENTSUpdate them regularly on the latest fads taking placeGive them the terminology to listen/look forParental Discussion Groups (Support/Guidance)Make sure they are aware of the signs/symptomsWhat can be done to prevent/stop these activities
65Remember: Knowledge is Power… 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 Remember: Knowledge is Power…