Weekly Youth Update
Scott Linscott (slinscot@BIDDEFORD.COM)
Sat, 13 May 1995 09:52:16 -0400
Hello fellow youth workers,
Thought you might be interested in a weekly update I do as the director of
Teens Alive, a youth advocacy agency in Biddeford, Maine. Each week I send
out an article containing statistics and facts that relate to youth an family.
My son is involved in Scouting and I am the parent representative for his
den. During my time of working with his leaders I have come to know scouting
adults as people who care deeply for our children.
There is no cost for this weekly update. Teens Alive, as a nonprofit agency,
is simply interested in getting the word out as to the needs of children
today. I would be glad to add you to our electronic mailing list if you will
send me your email address by private email at:
The following is a brief sample from this week's "Update." You will receive
the full article when you contact me.
>>Children and Sex. How can we protect innocense?
by Scott Linscott
ABC television's Primetime Live, Wednesday night, featured a story about
incidents of sexual assault, sexual play and sexual innuendo among our
nation's children. Parents watched their children on a closed-circuit camera
in shock as they played out scenes from movies they had watched. One little
boy, only 9 years old, sang to a picture of supermodel Cindy Crawford, "Move
that body, rip off that swimsuit, rip off that swimsuit for me."
Children as young as three years old talked of being sexy and looking sexy.
Repeatedly, kids pointed out women who were provocatively dressed as being
more warm and friendly than women dressed modestly. One youngster said that
a provactively dressed woman was more likely to follow the ten commandments
while a modestly dressed woman was probably "uptight!"<<
Just trying to provide another resource ...
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