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Competing for a youth's attention can be very difficult today. Widespread television viewing, video game playing, and internet surfing have created an environment where youth need visual stimulation to maintain interest. Pop culture can help to channel this environment into a learning opportunity, allowing youth to examine ethical and theological issues, while having fun.
In addition, pop culture can help youth to discuss important social issues with peers. Talking about social issues with peers can be daunting, particularly if a youth knows that his/her viewpoint is not necessarily shared by the majority of his/her peers. Referencing a television show, movie, song or website can help youth express their opinions to others.
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