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Looking to stay current with what's going on in recent youth culture? Here's a glimpse through a porthole into the lives of teenagers today.


Bottoms at the Top (9/26/2014)
Popular Music Focuses on Female Assets
by David R. Smith

One of the top songs atop this week’s chart is titled Booty. No, it’s not about pirate treasure or spoils of war. Another song is called All About That Bass; it’s not about sound systems or types of guitars.

Both are about girl’s butts…and both are incredibly popular.

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The Battle Over the Bed... That Began Last Night, by David R. Smith (9/12/2014)
Improving Tomorrow Morning By Changing Last Night
The Ladies of the 2014 MTV VMAs, (8/25/2014)
Big Names. Big Money. Big Impact. Big Questions.
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Clutches of Controlled Substances, by David R. Smith (8/15/2014)
A Growing Number of Teens Are Caught In Their Grip
Leave It to Beaver Has Left (For Good?), (8/1/2014)
A Snapshot of the New American Family
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
From Sexting to Sex, by David R. Smith (7/18/2014)
Sexting and Sex in the Lives of Middle School Students
Teens Delay Driving, by David R. Smith (7/3/2014)
But It's Still Deadly When They (Finally) Start
Wiggle, by David R. Smith (6/13/2014)
Sexism, Objectification, and Male Chauvinism Squirm Into the Top 10
The 2014 Summer Movie Lineup – PART TWO, by David R. Smith (5/30/2014)
An Overview of the Big Screen’s Biggest Blockbusters
Image Is (Still) Everything, by David R. Smith (5/16/2014)
Teen Girls Only as Good as Their Last Selfie
Crude Just Cracked the Top 10, (5/2/2014)
What “Turn Down for What” and “Loyal” Reveal About Pop Culture
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The 2014 Summer Movie Lineup – PART ONE, by David R. Smith (4/19/2014)
An Overview of the Big Screen’s Biggest Blockbusters
Mary Jane is Becoming a Popular Girl (Again), by David R. Smith (4/4/2014)
Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Amongst Adolescents
Apps Costing More Than Just Money, (3/21/2014)
Kids’ Misuse of Certain Apps Puts Them at Unnecessary Risk
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Sexy Songs, by David R. Smith (3/7/2014)
Sensual Lyrics on Full Display in
Music's Top 10
Mickey Mouse Joins the Club, by David R. Smith (2/20/2014)
Disney Finally Introduces First Gay Characters
Country Music Is Clean…Right?, by David R. Smith (2/4/2014)
All the Debauchery One Pick Up Truck Can Hold
What Kids Will See at Super Bowl 48, (1/30/2014)
Preparing for the "Family" Entertainment
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Smoking, Sniffing, Snorting, and Sipping, by David R. Smith (1/18/2014)
Teens Go to Great Length for a High
The Power of Porn, (1/3/2014)
How It’s Damaging a Young Generation
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The #1 Hits of 2013, (12/13/2013)
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Four Practices That Build a Girl’s Self Image, by Rihanna Teixeira (11/25/2013)
Hostility in the Hallways, by David R. Smith (11/15/2013)
Violence and Bullying in Today’s Schools
Thor 2: The Dark World, by David R. Smith (11/1/2013)
When Thor Returns to Theaters…So Will Kids
Messing Up Sex (In So Many Ways), by David R. Smith (10/18/2013)
Teens' Problems With Provocative Behaviors
Grand Theft Auto 5, (10/3/2013)
Rockstar Games Puts Hedonism in High Gear
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Messages in Today’s Top Music, by David R. Smith (9/20/2013)
A Quick Survey of Billboard’s Current Top 10
Deadly Driving, by David R. Smith (9/6/2013)
Putting the Brakes on Teen Driving Deaths
The Culture Behind the Music, (8/26/2013)
What Millions of Teens Gleaned from MTV's 2013 VMAs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Youth Culture and Trends in 2013, by Jonathan McKee (8/16/2013)
A Recap of Youth Culture This Spring and Summer
Underprepared for Undergrad, by David R. Smith (8/2/2013)
Are High School Students Ready for College (and Life)?
The Naked Truth, by Jonathan McKee (7/19/2013)
The Rise of Sex & Nudity in America
The Zombie Craze, (7/6/2013)
by Jonathan McKee and Mark Oestreicher
Eat Your Way to a Better Family, by David R. Smith (6/20/2013)
Summer Movies Save the Day (Part 2), by David R. Smith (6/5/2013)
The Heroes and Villains at the Box Office of 2013
Bang With Friends, by David R. Smith (5/23/2013)
A New App for the “Hook Up” Generation
“I Met Him on Instagram”, by Jonathan McKee (5/8/2013)
Summer Movies Save the Day (Part 1), by David R. Smith (4/26/2013)
The Heroes and Villains at the Box Office of 2013
The 2013 MTV Movie Awards, by David R. Smith (4/15/2013)
The Show that Reveals What MTV Knows Best
The Fall of Facebook, by David R. Smith (4/4/2013)
Is the Social Media Giant Dead?
Christianity on Cable TV, by David R. Smith (3/21/2013)
Spirituality Is Taking Over the Small Screen
Cover Your Ears, (3/8/2013)
Rampant Vulgarity Ruling the Charts
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The (Total) Cost of Text Messaging, by David R. Smith (2/21/2013)
Some Teens Are Paying More Than Just A Monthly Bill
Binge Drinking... Unrecognized, by Jonathan McKee (2/7/2013)
Recognizing a Problem Affecting 1 in 5 High School Girls
The Big Problem of Teen Suicide, by David R. Smith (1/25/2013)
Can It Be Solved with Home Remedies?
Losing Love Makes for Big Winners-
Part II
, (1/11/2013)
2012's Biggest Tunes Had One Thing In Common
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Losing Love Makes for Big Winners -
Part I
, (1/4/2013)
2012's Biggest Tunes Had One Thing In Common
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Christmas Wish Lists for 2012, by David R. Smith (12/13/2012)
Not Much Has Changed in a Year
Fender Benders and Felony Charges, (11/30/2012)
Teens’ Poor Use of Cell Phones Can Lead to Both
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
One Direction Releases Second Album, by David R. Smith (11/15/2012)
But Does It Take the Band in a New Direction?
Losing Control, (11/2/2012)
Too Many Teens Enslaved by Substance Abuse
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Procrastination 2012, by David R. Smith (10/18/2012)
The Political Attitude of Today's Young People
Lecrae, by David R. Smith (10/4/2012)
The Man Who's Redeeming Rap Music
fun., by David R. Smith (9/21/2012)
One Band Is Having a Lot of It Lately
The 2012 VMAs, (9/8/2012)
No Apologies Needed?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Promiscuous Programming Promotes Promiscuity , (8/24/2012)
Sex Education Via CBS and MTV
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Image is Everything, by David R. Smith (8/10/2012)
Girls’ Ongoing Search for Physical Perfection
Losing Love, Finding Lust, by David R. Smith (7/27/2012)
The Messages in This Week’s Top Music
Where Did God Go?, by David R. Smith (7/13/2012)
What the Church Can Do to Help Faithless Young People
Face-to-Face on Facebook?, by David R. Smith (6/25/2012)
New Tech “Airtime” Offers Users New Ways to Connect
Dear Katy Perry, by Jonathan McKee (6/15/2012)
Jonathan’s Glimpse into the Porthole, by Jonathan McKee (6/4/2012)
The 2012 MTV Movie Awards
Teen's Attitudes About Alcohol, by David R. Smith (5/25/2012)
Their Mindset Matches Their Era
The Flicks Teens Will Pick (Part 2), (5/10/2012)
2012's Summer Movies
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Flicks Teens Will Pick (Part 1), (4/26/2012)
2012's Summer Movies
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
(More) Trouble with Texting, (4/12/2012)
The Misuse of Tech Still Plagues Teens
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The New Face of Marriage and Family, (3/29/2012)
And Its Effect on Future Generations
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Hunger Games, by David R. Smith (3/15/2012)
The Story Behind the Bestseller-Turned-Blockbuster
Discussing Dancing Dirty, by Jonathan McKee (3/2/2012)
Using Footloose to Get Our Teenagers Talking
Teens’ Battle of the Bulge, by David R. Smith (2/16/2012)
The Real Impact of Obesity on Young People
Lost Love, (2/2/2012)
Heartbreak at the Top of the Charts
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Connecting with a Connected Generation, (1/19/2012)
Does It Happen Online or Offline?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Teens Struggle to Tell the Truth, by David R. Smith (1/12/2012)
And Parents’ Habits Aren’t Helping
Losing Out to Lust, by David R. Smith (1/8/2012)
How Pornography is Impacting Today’s Youth
The New College Campus Life, by David R. Smith (12/30/2011)
What the Class of 2016 Should Expect
The #1 Hits of 2011 (Part Two), (12/16/2011)
The Biggest Names in Music Left A Big Mark
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The #1 Hits of 2011 (Part One), (12/9/2011)
The Biggest Names in Music Left A Big Mark
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
A(nother) Hi-Tech Christmas, by David R. Smith (12/2/2011)
Pricey Gadgets are at the Top of Teen’s Wish Lists…Again
Teenagers as Digital Citizens, by David R. Smith (11/21/2011)
Some are Good...Some are Not
Social Media Mania, by David R. Smith (11/10/2011)
Americans – Young & Old – Captivated by Facebook
Tipsy Teens, by David R. Smith (11/3/2011)
What's (Really) Behind Teen Drinking?
Are Teenagers Really Having Less Sex?, by Jonathan McKee (10/21/2011)
And How to Continue This Trend
Let Me Help - Here's My iPod, by David R. Smith (10/15/2011)
How Kids Use and are Influenced by Music
Sexy and I Know It, (10/6/2011)
LMFAO’s New Song Reveals What’s in Their Pants
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Gay Gap, by David R. Smith (9/30/2011)
Generations Divided Over the Issue of Homosexuality
New TV Shows for Fall of 2011 (Part 2), by David R. Smith (9/22/2011)
The Good, The Bad, and The Really Ugly Continues
New TV Shows for Fall of 2011 (Part 1), by David R. Smith (9/16/2011)
There’s Good, There’s Bad…and Plenty of It
The Social Network Showdown, by David R. Smith (9/9/2011)
Google Has Thrown the Gauntlet at Facebook
4 Observations from the 2011 MTV VMA's, (8/29/2011)
And What They Teach Us About Pop Culture
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Back to School Means Big Bucks, by David R. Smith (8/18/2011)
Designer Duds and Digital Devices Own the Classroom
2011 Teen Choice Awards, (8/8/2011)
A Glimpse into the Porthole of Pop-youth Culture
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Liquor and Lip Gloss, by David R. Smith (7/22/2011)
The Affect of Alcohol on Young Girls
Turning a Profit on YouTube, by David R. Smith (7/15/2011)
Teens Find Interesting Ways to Make YouTube Pay Them
MTV’s Wins… Family Values Lose, by David R. Smith (7/8/2011)
“Teen Wolf” Proves Itself the Alpha Male of MTV’s Lineup
The Truth Behind the Numbers, (7/1/2011)
How Much Time Are Young People Really Soaking-in Media?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Gay Movement's Recent Growth, by David R. Smith (6/23/2011)
How Young People Are Playing a Role in the Movement
Short Skirts, Short Shorts, and Short Shirts, by David R. Smith (6/16/2011)
One Third of Young Girls’ Clothes are “Sexy”
Inside the 2011 MTV Movie Awards, (6/6/2011)
And the Winner is…MTV!
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Look at Me Now, by David R. Smith (5/26/2011)
Chris Brown Ramps Up His Comeback
American Idol the Family Show?, by Jonathan McKee (5/21/2011)
How Much is Too Much?
Summer Movie Lineup - Part II, by David R. Smith (5/12/2011)
The Films Hoping to Draw Teenagers This July & August
The 2011 Summer Movie Lineup - Part I, by David R. Smith (5/5/2011)
The Films Hoping to Draw Teenagers This May and June
The Impact of Technology on Teenagers, by Jonathan McKee (4/29/2011)
Exploring Media Saturation and Its Effects
Lady Gaga "Vomits" Judas, by David R. Smith (4/22/2011)
Choosing Between Traitor and Savior
Horror Kicking It Up a Notch, (4/14/2011)
Scream 4 Captures and Reflects Today's Teenagers
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Did You See the One About...?, by David R. Smith (4/8/2011)
Making Sense (and Use) of the Web's Viral Videos
Drugs and Alcohol, by David R. Smith (4/1/2011)
Still Popular with Teens Thanks to Media
Raising the Bar, by Jonathan McKee (3/27/2011)
Parents Teaching Their Kids Lasting Values
Abstinence is Up, but Consequences Not Down, by (3/11/2011)
8% More 15-17-year-olds Abstaining Than 5 Years Ago
Hollywood’s Take on Relationships, by David R. Smith (3/3/2011)
The Relationship Lessons of Today’s Movies
YouTube's How-To Videos, by David R. Smith (2/25/2011)
Instruction on Everything from
"Funny" to "Fatal"
Clear Messages in Today’s Top Music, by David R. Smith (2/18/2011)
A Close Look at This Week’s Top 5 Songs
Born This Way, (2/3/2011)
The Theological, Moral, and Scientific Revelations of Lady Gaga’s New Song
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Lil Wayne’s Big Plans, by David R. Smith (1/28/2011)
Goodbye Prison, Hello World
Skins, by David R. Smith (1/19/2011)
MTV’s New TV Program Shows a Lot of It
The Dominance of Video Games, by David R. Smith (1/14/2011)
And What it Means for Today's Teenagers
The New Face of TV, by David R. Smith (1/6/2011)
What Does the Silver Screen Hold for 2011?
The #1 Hits of 2010, (12/17/2010)
The Music and Messages of This Year’s Top Songs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Best Christmas Gift, by David R. Smith (12/3/2010)
Giving Kids What They Need...And Want
Voices of the Bullied, by Jonathan McKee (11/18/2010)
And Where Bullying Really Stops
The Gospel According to Hollywood, by David R. Smith (11/12/2010)
Young Theologians and Their New Message
The End of Their Rope, by David R. Smith (10/29/2010)
The Devastating Effects of Student Bullying
Technology: The Modern Day Pied Piper, by David R. Smith (10/21/2010)
Are Teens Better or Worse Because of It?
In the Dark, by Jonathan McKee (10/11/2010)
A Sobering Peek into a Public High School Dance
Faith of Our Fathers, by David R. Smith (10/1/2010)
The Spiritual Inheritance of Today’s Teenagers
The Recession’s Unlikely Silver Lining, by Dave Urbanski (9/23/2010)
and How to Get Your Kids to
See It (and Buy In)
To Glee or Not to Glee, by Jonathan McKee (9/18/2010)
What does the “M” In MTV Stand For?, (9/13/2010)
A Recap of MTV’s 2010 VMAs
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Unforgettable “Moments”, by David R. Smith (9/3/2010)
A Preview of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards
What Kids (Really) Want, by David R. Smith (8/26/2010)
Their Greatest Desire May Surprise – and Change – You
It’s Good to Be Katy Perry, (8/19/2010)
But Is She Good for Our Kids?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
A Bitter Taste of Pop Culture, by Jonathan McKee (8/10/2010)
The 2010 Teen Choice Awards
Extended Adolescence, by Dave Urbanski (7/23/2010)
Twenty-Something "Kidults" Just Won't Grow Up
Blurred Reality, by David R. Smith (7/15/2010)
Teens’ Use of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Drugs
Is Your Teen a Narcissist Magnet?, by Lisa Charlebois L.C.S.W. (7/10/2010)
(Or Drawn to Them?)
Move Over Mario, by David R. Smith (7/2/2010)
Video Games Then and Now
Banning Best Friends, by Dave Urbanski (6/25/2010)
Reacting (or Overreacting) to Teen Relational Problems
TV Shows for Well-Endowed Misfits, by David R. Smith (6/19/2010)
MTV’s Infatuation with Male Genitalia
Pushing the Limits, by Jonathan McKee (6/7/2010)
The MTV F***ing Movie Awards
Look Out: Filth Straight Ahead!, by David R. Smith (5/27/2010)
A Preview of MTV’s 2010 Movie Awards
Teen Summer Jobs In Danger...Not Extinct, by Dave Urbanski (5/21/2010)
Tips for Teens Facing An Idle Summer
Monkey See, Monkey Do, by David R. Smith (5/14/2010)
Who’s to Blame for Kids’ Sexual Dilemma?
Miley or Britney… I Can’t Tell?, by Jonathan McKee (5/7/2010)
Miley’s Days as a Positive Role Model Long Gone
2010’s Summer Movies (Part Two), by David R. Smith (4/29/2010)
Summer Movie Showdown (Mid June to August)
2010’s Summer Movies (Part One), by David R. Smith (4/23/2010)
Summer Movie Showdown (May to Mid June)
The Scope of Sexting, by David R. Smith (4/16/2010)
How Big Is It and How Big Will It Get?
Spending Habits of Young People, by David R. Smith (4/9/2010)
What – If Anything – Are They
Learning From Us?
A Night to Remember, by David R. Smith (4/2/2010)
Just How Important is Prom to Teens?
Move Over Jonas Brothers, by David R. Smith (3/25/2010)
Music Sensation Justin Bieber Steals Hearts…and the Spotlight
Text Messages to Die For, by David R. Smith (3/19/2010)
AT&T Plans to Save Teen Drivers’ Lives
Low Expectations for Love, by David R. Smith (3/12/2010)
A Close Look at Billboard’s Newest #1 Song
Stressed Out, by David R. Smith (3/4/2010)
Are Today’s Kids the Most-Stressed Generation?
Media Consumption: Part IV
The Lure of Glowing Screens
, by David R. Smith (2/26/2010)
Kids & Parents Have Different Take on Tech
Young Dare Devils, by David R. Smith (2/20/2010)
Extreme Sport "Parkour" Rises in Popularity
Media Consumption: Part III
Kids Are Reading Less Nowadays
, by David R. Smith (2/12/2010)
But Publishers Are Selling More Books Than Ever
Dad, can I download this song?, by Jonathan McKee (2/4/2010)
A Parent’s Perspective on Teaching Discernment
Media Consumption: Part II
Kids Listening to Much More Music
, by David R. Smith (1/29/2010)
While Parents Seem “Tuned” Out
Media Consumption: Part I
A Consuming Generation
, by David R. Smith (1/22/2010)
Kids’ Media Usage Has Dramatically Increased
Teens Lighting Up Less, by David R. Smith (1/15/2010)
But Still Getting Their Tobacco Fix…And More
The Buried Life, by David R. Smith (1/8/2010)
New Show on MTV Asks Important Question
The New Form of Phone Sex, by David R. Smith (1/2/2010)
Beyoncé’s Newest Song “Video Phone”
The #1 Hits of 2009, by David R. Smith (12/11/2009)
A Review of 2009’s Top Songs and Their Message
Culture’s Confusion Over Sex, by David R. Smith (12/4/2009)
And The Impact It’s Making On Teens
Fireflies from Owl City, by David R. Smith (11/28/2009)
Is That a Christian at the Top of the Charts?
Twilight Goes ‘Emo’, (11/12/2009)
Bella’s Self Destructive Dependence on Edward
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Do Threesomes Come in Threes?, by David R. Smith (11/4/2009)
Youth Media Ups the Ante with Sexy Trios
“I’m Trying to Talk to You!”, by David R. Smith (10/30/2009)
Getting the Attention of Teenagers
"Say Aah" …and, "What’s in Your iPod?", by Jonathan McKee (10/21/2009)
Pediatricians Advised to Learn About Kids’ Media Use
Sexy Apps for SmartPhones, by David R. Smith (10/16/2009)
A Guide to Parental Controls as the Number of Dirty Downloads Increases
Teen Sex Escalation, by David R. Smith (10/9/2009)
Parents Have Ammo to Reverse the Trend
Goo Goo Over Gaga, by Jonathan McKee (10/2/2009)
Responding to the Enticement of Lady Gaga
Unbelieving Teens, by David R. Smith (9/25/2009)
Are There More of Them Today?
How Low Can You Go?, by Jonathan McKee (9/14/2009)
What Kids Saw at The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards
“My Kid Doesn’t Do That!”, by David R. Smith (9/4/2009)
Teens’ Actual Use of the Internet vs. Parents’ Perceptions
What Happened to the Good Girls?, by David R. Smith (8/28/2009)
One Song Says They Went Bad
Teens and Cell Phones, by David R. Smith (8/13/2009)
The Effects of Mobile Tech on Kids
Is Love Blind?, by David R. Smith (7/31/2009)
ABC’s New TV Show Weighs In
A Bloody Cry for Help, by David R. Smith (7/19/2009)
Teenagers and Deliberate Self-Harm
First Borat...Now Brüno, by David R. Smith (7/10/2009)
Another Vulgar Import
No Need to Study, by David R. Smith (6/27/2009)
New Ways to Make an "A"
The Sex Text Hotline, by David R. Smith (6/13/2009)
Teens Use Tech to Have "The Talk"
A Glimpse of MTV's "Junk", by Jonathan McKee (6/1/2009)
The 2009 “MTV Movie Awards” Recap
The Golden Popcorn Crowd, by David R. Smith (5/22/2009)
What to Expect from the 2009 MTV Movie Awards
Family Finances, by David R. Smith (5/15/2009)
Does Talking With Teens About Money Help?
Hollywood’s Upcoming Blockbusters, by David R. Smith (5/9/2009)
The Heroes and Villains of Summer, 2009
The Pain Over Posted Pics, by David R. Smith (5/1/2009)
Many Teens Regret Some Online Behavior
Living in the Red, by David R. Smith (4/24/2009)
Many Young People Buying into Debt
The Elephant in the Room, by David R. Smith (4/17/2009)
The Growing Problem of Teenage Obesity
Fact or Fiction?, by Jonathan McKee (4/11/2009)
Salvaging Truth from Media Hype
What Happens to Right and Wrong Online?, by David R. Smith (3/27/2009)
A Look at the "Virtual" Morals of Teens
Trading the Surf for Service, by David R. Smith (3/13/2009)
Young People’s Spring Break Activities are Shifting
Are Parents Obsolete?, (3/5/2009)
Don't Underestimate the Influence of Parenting
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Christian Chameleons, by David R. Smith (2/28/2009)
Are Teenage Believers Blending in
with Culture?
Why I Allowed My 12-year-old to See Rated R... but Not PG-13!, by Jonathan McKee (2/20/2009)
What Films are Actually Appropriate?
Celebrities Gone Wild, by David R. Smith (2/13/2009)
Seizing Teachable Moments in the Chaos
'Nick & Norah' Push PG-13, by Jonathan McKee (2/6/2009)
The Content Behind ‘Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist'
The 2009 Grammys, by David R. Smith (1/30/2009)
Do Adults Like the Same Music as Teens?
When Girls Don't Like Themselves, by David R. Smith (1/23/2009)
Girls' Game Plan for Low Self-Esteem
If You Seek Amy, by David R. Smith (1/16/2009)
Does Britney’s New Song Say What I Think It Says?
The Ups and Downs of Teen Romances, by David R. Smith (1/10/2009)
What's Really Going On With Significant Others?
I Promise To Wait Till Marriage, Unless…, by David R. Smith (1/2/2009)
Virginity Pledges and Sex Practices Amongst Teenagers
Top 10 Most Downloaded Songs of 2008, (12/20/2008)
A Run-Down of the Good, the Bad, and the Really, Really Ugly
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
Mobile Porn, by David R. Smith (12/12/2008)
Teens Using Cell Phones for X-Rated Purposes
A Double Shot at Love, by David R. Smith (12/5/2008)
See Ya Tila, MTV's New Dating Show
Promises to be Twice as Sexy
This Generation has Found Its Voice, by David R. Smith (11/21/2008)
Too Bad It Is Kanye West's
I'm in Love with a Vampire, (11/7/2008)
The Subtle Messages of Twilight
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
TTYL, Mom and Dad, by David R. Smith (11/1/2008)
Do Cell Phones Help or Hinder Communication?
East High Wildcats Rock Theaters, by David R. Smith (10/27/2008)
High School Musical 3 is a Hit with Teens
The Blame Game on Drinking Games, by David R. Smith (10/18/2008)
Who's Responsible for Underage Drinking?
MTV's Top 10, by Jonathan McKee (10/3/2008)
The Top 10 Musical Artists
That Capture Our Kids' Attention
Sex...With Mom and Dad, by David R. Smith (9/26/2008)
New MTV Show Helps Families Have "The Talk"
Distracted Teenage Drivers, by David R. Smith (9/19/2008)
Studies Show Texting and Driving Don’t Mix
Teenagers' Risky Internet Habits, by David R. Smith (9/12/2008)
What Parents Don't Know CAN Hurt Kids
A “Tamer” VMA?, (9/8/2008)
The Night Belonged to Britney, Lil Wayne, and…God?
by Jonathan McKee and David R. Smith
The Moonmen Are Back!, by David R. Smith (8/29/2008)
What to Expect from MTV’s 2008 Video Music Awards
Jesus Takes the Big Screen… Again, by David R. Smith (8/22/2008)
The Misrepresentation of Jesus in Hamlet 2
Back To School Blues, by David R. Smith (8/15/2008)
Concerns for the Upcoming School Year
The 2008 Teen Choice Awards, by Jonathan McKee (8/5/2008)
A Porthole into Their World
And the Winner Is…, by David R. Smith (7/24/2008)
The 2008 Teen Choice Awards Preview
Promise Rings or Promiscuity, by David R. Smith (7/13/2008)
The New TV Show for Teens Has Both
The Hottest Virtual Teenage Hangout… A Little Too “Hot”, by David R. Smith (6/28/2008)
A Virtual Pick Up Joint Where Authenticity is Scarce
www dot WhatAreTheyReallyDoing dot com, by David R. Smith (6/21/2008)
An Inside Look At the Online Lives of Teens
Usher Takes A Stand… or at least… Does it Standing Up, by David R. Smith (6/13/2008)
Mixed Messages from His New Album
The Class of 2008, by David R. Smith (6/7/2008)
Does Their Collegiate Future Affect Their Faith?
No Limits, by Jonathan McKee (6/2/2008)
A Glimpse of Pop Culture through the Lens of the MTV Movie Awards
When Texting Becomes “Sexting”, by David R. Smith (5/23/2008)
Beyond “LOL” and “OMG”
Modern Day Pinocchio's, by David R. Smith (5/16/2008)
Most teens have a bad track record with truth
The University of Platonic Love, by David R. Smith (5/9/2008)
Colleges Offer Coed Roommates Options
It’s My Parents’ Fault!, by David R. Smith (5/3/2008)
(Isn’t It?)
Grand Theft Auto 4, by David R. Smith (4/26/2008)
2008’s Biggest Video Game Is Already Disturbing the Peace
The Ruckus Over Rap Music, by David R. Smith (4/18/2008)
MTV & BET in Trouble With Parents...Again!
Fight Club Rules, by David R. Smith (4/11/2008)
What’s the appropriate response to teenage violence?
Is Hollywood’s Hottest Boy Band Clean?, by David R. Smith (4/4/2008)
The Jonas Brothers in the Spotlight
Kids Wear the Pants, by David R. Smith (3/28/2008)
But Mom and Dad Buy Them
I Don’t Like Me, by David R. Smith (3/21/2008)
Girls’ Low Self-esteem Has Dangerous Side Effects
Is Church Attendance A Big Deal?, by David R. Smith (3/15/2008)
Americans Making Big Shifts in Religious Affiliation
Do Bad Lyrics Really Affect Teenagers?, by David R. Smith (3/8/2008)
The Source's Music Survey
Watch Your *#%~@& Mouth!, by David R. Smith (2/28/2008)
Foul Language Amongst Teens On The Rise
Classroom Blues, by David R. Smith (2/22/2008)
Students No Longer Saved By the Bell
Great News Mom and Dad!, by David R. Smith (2/15/2008)
Young People Say YOU Make Them Happy
Video Games Make the Big Bucks, by David R. Smith (2/9/2008)
Outselling Music and Other Media in 2007
TV Goes Sexy, by David R. Smith (1/31/2008)
And damaging teen girls in the process
Gen Y: Red or Blue?, by David R. Smith (1/24/2008)
Millennials poised to impact ‘08 presidential election
MySpace Safe?, by David R. Smith (1/18/2008)
MySpace reveals new strategies for teenagers’ safety
Complete Depravity - Season 2, by David R. Smith (1/12/2008)
MTV Announces 2nd Season of “A Shot at Love with
Tila Tequila”
You Had Me at Hello, by David R. Smith (1/4/2008)
Capitalizing on Teenagers' Preferences for Communication
Cheaters Never Win and Winners Never Cheat. Yeah Right!, by David R. Smith (12/30/2007)
Academic cheating is the new norm for masses of students
All I Want for Christmas Is..., by David R. Smith (12/21/2007)
The most popular gift requests of teenagers this holiday season
Where Are Lewis and Clark When You REALLY Need ‘Em?, by David R. Smith (12/14/2007)
One youth pastor's expedition into the new
frontier of virtual worlds
Some Folk Who Shouldn’t Poke?, by David R. Smith (12/11/2007)
Exploring the PG-13 Rating for Facebook's New SuperPoke!
Music—a Door to Transforming Conversations, by David R. Smith (12/6/2007)
What I Learned From Watching Commercials, by David R. Smith (11/20/2007)
How Truth's anti-tobacco campaign can help youth workers shape their message
Is That Compass Pointing South?, by David R. Smith (11/6/2007)
Christian Groups Agitated About New Film, "The Golden Compass"
A Long Way Since the 'Solid Gold Dancers', by Jonathan McKee (9/12/2007)
May I?, by Jonathan McKee (8/22/2007)
The Question That Gives You a Glimpse into Their World
Our Response to the MTV Movie Awards, by Jonathan McKee (5/6/2007)
Three Essential Practices for Your Youth Ministry
Slanguage: An Insight into Youth Culture Today, by Jonathan McKee (4/10/2007)
An Interview with Fred Lynch and Jonathan McKee
Keeping Up With Youth Culture, by Jonathan McKee (2/27/2007)
...and the Language Kids Use
Who Ordered the Poo Poo Platter?, by Jonathan McKee (8/29/2006)
My 2 cents on the 2006 Teen Choice Awards and MTV VMAs
A Window into the "MySpace" Generation, by Jonathan McKee (2/14/2006)
The "MySpace" epidemic might just be the new hub of youth culture; should we glean from it... or object to it?
The Crap Your Kids Will be Watching This Sunday Night, by Jonathan McKee (8/23/2005)
What you Should Know About the MTV Video Music Awards
If Teenagers Only Had a Brain, by Jonathan McKee (8/16/2005)
Our Response to All the Hype about the Teen Brain
Post Modernna?, by Jonathan McKee (7/19/2005)
Our Culture's Take on Religion ... from the Mouth of Madonna
The EITHER/OR Dichotomy, by Jonathan McKee (12/7/2004)
Is LIFESTYLE or VERBAL Evangelism More Effective When Reaching Out to Postmoderns?
Madonna... Searching for Something?, by Jonathan McKee (11/23/2004)
Thirteen, by Jonathan McKee (5/11/2004)
Starring Holly Hunter, Evan Rachel Wood and Nikki Reed Directed by Catherine Hardwicke
Homosexuality: Dividing the Issues, by Jonathan McKee (3/30/2004)
Censoring Friends ... and Veggie Tales?, by Jonathan McKee (2/24/2004)
WAITING FOR SEX, by Jonathan McKee (5/21/2002)
The Average Age Americans Get Married is 26 & 27. Does the World Think Students Can Wait That Long?!!













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