We have talked about internet safety before, but as social media evolves so do the hazards of spending time online. Today we talk about one social media site called omegle.com. It is a site where people go to talk to complete strangers. As with most social media sites, on the surface this is not necessarily bad, but there are potential hazards. We talk about what those hazards are and we share steps that our council members have taken to keep themselves safe on the internet.
We apologize that the audio on this podcast is not ideal.
The sun is shining more, the days are longer, and the thoughts of summer vacation are filling the minds of students all over the country. Mat and Summer talk about some of the reasons that people can start to act differently when there is a change from dreary winter to a bright spring.
We have all been angry and held on to that anger for too long. This podcast talks about why letting go of grudges is the best thing that you can do for yourself.
A few years ago we had a conversation about teen girls and how they often have strained relationships with their mothers. Today we decided to do the opposite and talk about relationships between moms and teen girls that get along with each other. McKenzee shares how she keeps the great relationship that she has with her mom going and gives some tips on how you can have a great relationship with your mom too.
Today we go way back to the very beginning of our podcast. We are talking about paradigms and worldviews. What ideas do you have about the way the world works is holding you back from doing things that you really want to do and having things that you would really like to have?
Most of think that the way we see the world is the way that the world is. We actually see the world the way that WE are. Today we talk about why understanding that truth is important to your happiness.
Last week we discussed how you can be happy without having a boyfriend. One of the suggestions from that podcast was to focus on your own talents and interests. You may be asking, “What if I don’t know what my talents are?” We are going to give you some suggestions on how you can discover them. One hint: You may be surprised that the things that are easy for you are probably things that people that recognize as your talents… start looking there.
Last week we talked about how you can be happy without having a boyfriend. This week a few members of the Council get together to discuss the importance of being happy for others. We also talk about why it can be hard to be happy for others when good things happen for them in their lives.
McKenzee and Chantel share some moments that they have experienced recently where it was difficult for them to choose to be happy for the other person. One thing that is important that is pointed out in today’s podcast is that it is OK to be disappointed and still be happy for the other person.
Send us your stories of when someone that you know experienced success and you were really happy for them.
*NOTICE* Do not be alarmed by the cackling laugh that Summer does at the beginning of this podcast. Nor at any of the other odd behavior that is exhibited by the podcast members. We thought it would be fun to give each of the members a ‘curse’ that they had to do throughout the podcast.
Just FYI, the curses came from a game called Curses which can be purchased here.
Even though we are joking about the curses… we are really serious about out topic. Everytime we talk to teen girls and ask them about the challenges that teen girls face, boys are always on the list of the top 3. So, today we wanted to share some insights that can help you be happy, even if, or especially if you don’t have a boyfriend.
Today is probably the most negative podcast that you will hear from the Teen Esteem Council. We were sitting around before we started recording and were talking about some of the things that bug us and we decided to record the conversation. So listen in to find out what bothers our girls, that you would never know, because they are too nice to say it out loud. There are some life lessons in there too.