We couldn’t have written a better satire of the dominant frames about youth…. but this isn’t a satire.
The topic? i-Dosing; getting “digitally high” from listening to specially engineered sound files
This has just about everything you could wish for in a story about teens: The “you’re not going to believe what they’re up to now” theme; appropriate doses of fear about a new danger confronting kids; what parents and schools can do to stop this, etc.
In the video below, you’ll see that the alarm has led the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs to issue warnings to children not to do it…and alerts to parents that iDosing could indicate a “willingness to experiment with drugs.” And some schools are cracking down on the use of cell phones and iPods because of this.
Makes you wonder what those same schools offer in their vending machines. Or what the nutritional content is of school lunches. Or how many have physical education requirements.
Moral of that story? It’s terribly easy to play into dominant frames about youth. Curious as to fellow framers’ thoughts….