Monday, April 22, 2013

Teens Talk Back

When looking online one of the first things that pops up when you Google "Teens talk back" are videos of teens talking about things like meeting offline, consequences of things you put online, and more. The responses of most of the teens where that they are careful of what they do online, and that they a cautious about what they do. This was both surprising and not, because when adults or society talks about teens they say that they're impulsive and don't think about what they do before they do it. But many responses (not all of them) showed that they do take the time to think about who will see what they put online and what will happen if they do. In the video that talks about offline consequences, one teen said that depending what you put online could be the factor of what allows you to be hired for a job or not. This is smart.

The rest of the Google search about "Teens talk back" is how to deal with a teen who talks back.

Mainly what I found while searching were video of teens talking about issues. One was a news segment about pornography other segments about puberty. In the videos the teens talk about how it can be hard to talk about these things with their parents, and more difficult to talk about it with the parent of the opposite sex. Also there are a lot of videos of teens talking about social media when you look at things on youtube.

It was harder to find things about what teens have to say, than I thought it would be. It was surprising that there were so many parenting websites that talk to parents about who to deal with the teenagers who talk back to them. I'm curious to see what other people in class found.  


  1. I also had trouble finding anything! I'm glad I wasn't alone. However, I did start finding things once I went to Tumblr and searched specific things, like Feminism, Rape Culture and LGBTQ.

  2. It seems like a lot of people found parenting websites. I just searched for 'websites for teenagers' and I came up with a list of sites that teenagers use and created.

  3. It's crazy because during my search I found just about the same thing, it was very disappointed because I thought that I would find a lot of proactive teens out there taking a stand and fighting back. I'm sure that teens want to speak back but I just don't understand why they don't. But I do know that alot of teens are one tumblr and facebook, I don't have neither so I couldn't do much on those websites.

  4. I think it's sad that it's so hard to find teen resistance blogs and sites. Teens should be able to find sites that speak for them and find online communities where they feel comfortable to talk back and resist.

    I guess that's what tumblr and twitter (and Facebook) is, but it's too bad they cannot find a community specifically for that.