Presented by Paul LeBaron
July 13, 2017, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM (SPANISH)
July 13, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (ENGLISH)
This class will help participants understand popular culture and how it is impacting our youth. Those who attend will be amazed at the messages being sent to our youth today, both implicitly and explicitly. Throughout the course you will hear Paul say, “it is not enough to know WHAT your kids are listening to … you must know ABOUT the things your kids are listening to.” This course will help you expand your knowledge of today’s popular culture, gain a better understanding of millennials, their unique language and way of thinking.
The objective of the course is to improve communication between adults and youth by identifying the “noise” that is generated from popular culture that makes such communication difficult. The presentation will offer examples from music, television, movies, the Internet and video games that impede communication between youth and adults. A communication model will be used to demonstrate how popular culture competes for the loyalty and attention of young people and challenges the positive messages of parents and educators. Current social media trends will be discussed. Examples of increasing violence, sex appeal and drug use in popular culture will be explored. This presentation contains ADULT THEMES and is not suitable for young people, but is a must see for all parents or anyone who works with youth.