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Using the Media to Promote Adolescent Well-Being

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Adolescent media use has exploded. Parents are worried that teens are drowning in messages about sex, smoking, drinking, consumer goods, and a host of other behaviors and products that threaten their health and well-being. This brief advocates fighting fire with fire by creative use of media to provide youth with positive messages that counteract the negative and potentially damaging messages to which they are so frequently exposed.

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Marisa Nightingale

Senior Director, Media Programs and Youth Initiatives, The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy

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