Friday, December 01, 2006

Heads-up to any parents and/or youth workers out there ....

Web Sites That Promote Eating Disorders
A growing number of web sites are part of a disturbing trend. They promote self-destructive behaviors, including anorexia – and have a large teenage audience.
Read more ...

via the Connect with Kids newsletter that our assistant principal forwards us


Blogger Ciaviel said...

Sadly it isn't just the internet. It's so pervasive it's everywhere that if you want to be beautiful, you have to be a skeleton in skin. Turn on the TV, there's a story about how some star had gastric bypass surgery. Throw a dart at a newspaper, and it's some article about obesity. unless one lives on an island in the middle of nowhere with no internet or other media, it's impossible to escape. I can't imagine what kids are going through now growing up.

12/01/2006 2:03 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

I agree wholeheartedly. But what I didn't realize (although it makes perfect sense, I guess I just never thought about it) was how helpful the internet is with this regard. Watching the little two-minute video on the site .... the kid was talking about all the helpful "how-to" hints out there (fake a shower to cover the puke sounds, etc.)

12/01/2006 4:15 PM  

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