Not Cool

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It seems the PC/GA rivalry is alive and well at urban dictionary.com.

Perhaps this is just the increasing fogey-ness in me, but I find teens are using (especially in the anonymity of the Internet) increasingly brutal and vulgar language.

Ever since I watched Douglas Rushkoff’s Frontline special entitled Merchants of Cool (which you can watch online!), I’ve been more and more convinced that the targeted marketing to teens, tweens, and children has honed the fecklessness of youth into an ugly aping of the lowest denominator of consumerism and culture. Those who lack the discernment should be kept away from the edge, not pushed off it.

language, penn charter, marketing, media, teenager

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