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Teenagers’ Films Use Slang To Deliver Messages About HIV, Teen Sex
USA Today yesterday profiled Scenarios USA, a not-for-profit group that organizes a national contest for teenagers who write short film scripts on issues ranging from teen sexuality to pregnancy to sexually transmitted diseases and HIV. The films use slang to discuss the "serious" topics. "This is totally different than when parents tell you, 'Don't do this; this will happen,'" 18-year-old Orlando teen Carolyn Perry, a contest participant, said, adding, "When kids see it happening to someone they know, they will react more responsibly" (Thomas, USA Today, 12/4). The full article is available online.
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