Teen DV Month: Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships in the Media

Teen DV Month: Healthy/Unhealthy Relationships in the Media

The last week of Teen DV Month is here! Reading your responses and messages over the past few weeks has been so awesome. Thank you for getting involved! For a recap of last week’s responses to our #LIRasks question, click here.

This week we’re focusing on how the media and pop culture portray healthy and unhealthy relationships. You may not think that what you see on TV, hear in songs or read online can affect you, but often what we see and hear in the media can shape how we feel about ourselves and the world around us. Pop culture can raise a lot of questions and even cause controversy, like the recent conversations about Fifty Shade of Grey. It can all get pretty complicated, but we think it’s important to take a hard look at the messages we’re getting from the media and break them down. When you’re watching your favorite show or listening to that new song, try asking yourself:

  • What message am I getting from this?
  • Why am I getting this message?
  • Is this a healthy or unhealthy message?

We’ll be discussing the messages and imagery in a few popular songs and their music videos later in the week, so stay tuned!

Here’s our last #LIRasks question for Teen DV Month: How does pop culture affect the way people view healthy/unhealthy relationships?

Send us your responses on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram and we’ll post the top responses on the blog at the end of the week. Don’t forget to include #LIRasks in your response!

Check out a few of our pop culture-related blog posts:

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