April 7, 2008

NEWS / EVENTS: Media negative on teens: youth forum (AUSTRALIA)

Media negative on teens: youth forum

Monday April 7, 2008, 7:04 pm

A forum involving teenagers has expressed concern at how the media portrays young people and their alcohol use.

The forum has been held in Adelaide as part of National Youth Week and discussed issues such as the environment, debt, bullying and the media.

Executive director of the Youth Affairs Council of South Australia, Jennifer Duncan, says young people feel that they are often negatively portrayed in the media.

She says they feel it is often only advertising that portrays the young in a positive light.

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