Could YOUR children be at risk?
May 31, 2011 9:30 AM Subscribe
I'm looking for video clips of television news stories in the sensationalist youth-at-risk genre. You know the format: "[Dubious-sounding youth trend or other phenomenon]
is sweeping the nation. Could your children
be at risk? Up next on [triflin-ass station desperate for viewers]
posted by ixohoxi to Media & Arts (22 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
The more ridiculous, the better. Devil worship, drug use (especially novel and improbable
ways of getting high), rampant teen sex
, flimsy rumors of criminals who target or exploit young people in unlikely but attention-getting ways, razor blades in Halloween apples, seemingly innocuous household items which are actually bloodthirsty death traps, isolated incidents reported as evidence of an alarming trend, etc.
I'm specifically looking for stories that suggest that the well-being of children and young people is threatened by the phenomenon in question. Super-extra bonus points if the reporter utters some variation on the phrase "could your
children be at risk?".
You usually see these stories on local TV news, of course, but anything is fair game.