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The Resource Kids gone wild : from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex, Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle

Kids gone wild : from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex, Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle

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Kids gone wild : from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex
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Kids gone wild
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from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex
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Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle
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From rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex
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eng
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"To hear mainstream media sources tell it, the sex lives of modern teenagers outpace even the smuttiest of cable television shows. Teen girls "sext" explicit photos to boys they like; they wear "sex bracelets" that signify what sexual activities they have done, or will do; they team up with other girls at "rainbow parties" to perform sex acts on groups of willing teen boys; they form "pregnancy pacts" with their best girlfriends to all become teen mothers at the same time. From The Today Show, to CNN, to the New York Times, stories of these events have been featured widely in the media. But are most teenage--or younger--children really going to sex parties and having multiple sexual encounters in an orgy-like fashion? Researchers say no--teen sex is actually not rampant and teen pregnancy is at low levels. But why do stories like these find such media traffic, exploiting parents' worst fears? How do these rumors get started, and how do they travel around the country and even across the globe? In Kids Gone Wild, best-selling authors Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle use these stories about the fears of the growing sexualization of childhood to explore what we know about contemporary legends and how both traditional media and the internet perpetuate these rumors while, at times, debating their authenticity. Best and Bogle describe the process by which such stories spread, trace how and to where they have moved, and track how they can morph as they travel from one medium to another. Ultimately, they find that our society's view of kids raging out of control has drastic and unforeseen consequences, fueling the debate on sex education and affecting policy decisions on everything from the availability of the morning after pill to who is included on sex offender registries. A surprising look at the truth behind the sensationalism in our culture, Kids Gone Wild is a much-needed wake-up call for a society determined to believe the worst about its young people"--
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Explores the sensationalism surrounding media reports on teenagers and sex and how it affects policy decisions
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10356215
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Best, Joel
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306.70835
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illustrations
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index present
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non fiction
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bibliography
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Bogle, Kathleen A
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  • Teenagers
  • Teenagers in mass media
  • Sex in mass media
  • Sex in mass media
  • Teenagers in mass media
  • Teenagers
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adult
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from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex
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Kids gone wild : from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex, Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
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ocn876883346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780814760734
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(hardback)
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2014015121
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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illustration
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(OCoLC)876883346
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Kids gone wild : from rainbow parties to sexting, understanding the hype over teen sex, Joel Best and Kathleen A. Bogle
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 161-173) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn876883346
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 177 pages
Isbn
9780814760734
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2014015121
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustration
System control number
(OCoLC)876883346

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