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

2 Comments:

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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