The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 3, 1996 · Page 49
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 49

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 3, 1996
Page 49
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Do you have enough freedom? Curfews, uniforms, V-chips. If you're in grade 6-12, tell us how YOU feel about teen freedoms. Take this survey and you may have a shot at the following: • Two students will be picked to attend a Hootie & the Blowfish concert and meet the band (below). • One student will be selected for a free trip to Washington, D.C., to help edit USA WEEKEND'S April 25-27 issue detailing the survey results. • One student will be selected to announce the survey results on Channel One News, a program shown daily in 12,000 schools. Channel One News will distribute the survey in its November-December network guide. CHANNEL ONE WEEKEND The USA WEEKEND annual Teen Survey, conducted in partnership with Channel One News OPTIONAL: Fill in the following information. All your answers will remain confidential unless we call you to get your OK to use them in our April 25-27 issue. YOUR NAME HOME PHONE (with area code) YOUR SCHOOL AND CITY BY NOV. 29, mail this page or a copy to: Teen Survey Dept. 153 RO. Box 3667 Crofton, Md. 21114 1. Today's teens have: 1 Q Too much freedom 2 Q Not enough freedom 3 a The right amount of freedom 2. Do you think adults today are trying to limit teens' freedoms too much? !Q Yes 2 G No 2a. If yes, who is most responsible for the restrictions? (Check one.) 1 a Parents 2 3 School officials 3 Q Law enforcement officials 4 G Politicians 3. Do you now have the freedom to: YES NO U G 2 G Listen to whatever music you want 1 3 2 G Pick your own friends 1 G 2 G Decide how to spend your own money 4. Some communities are Imposing curfews on teenagers at night to reduce crime. Is that: 1 Q Fair 2 G Unfair 5. If you have children, will you be: 'G Stricter than your own parents or guardian 2 G Not as strict 3 G About the same AT SCHOOL 6. Do you think public school officials should have the right to tell students what to wear at school? l GYes 2 GNo 7. Here's a list of some things banned by school dress codes. Which do you think should or should not be banned? (Check as many as you want.) SHOULD BE SHOULD NOT BANNED BE BANNED G G Hats G G Baggy clothes G G Short skirts Q G Cutoff pants G G Exposed midriffs G G Earrings on boys G G Nose, lip, tongue or eye rings G G Clothes with gang symbols 8.1 think uniforms in public schools are: *G A good idea 2 G A bad idea 9. If the national anthem is played j before sporting events at your school, i students should: i *G Be required to stand I 2 G Have the right not to stand j 10. Should public schools be allowed | to lead students in prayer? i »GYes 2 GNo i 11. Which of the following should school \ officials be allowed to enforce to protect ; students? (Check as many as you want.) : 1 G Restrict foul language in writing i assignments ! *G Censor what students write in the school i newspaper i 1 G Ban books, newspapers and magazines i considered offensive ; *G Search a student's locker for drugs or j weapons without permission i AT HOME \ 12. Do you think your parents trust you: : *G Enough 2 G Not enough \ 13. The respect you get from your I parents or guardian should be: : 'G Earned | 2 G Automatic, unless I abuse it j 14. Parents today should have the right : to... (check as many as apply): i *G Install a V-chip in the TV to block i violent or offensive shows i *Q Install a special device in the car allowing i them to monitor teens' driving speed i 1 G Install a computer program limiting \ what teens can access ; 15. Should there be restrictions on • teens' use of the Internet? i *GYes 2 GNo i 15a. if yes... (check one or both): 1 G There should be limits on how much time i teens can spend on the Internet i 1 G There should be limits on where teens i can go on the Internet i 16. How well do you know the lyrics to the music you listen to? 'G Very well \ 2 G Somewhat well 3 G Not very well 4 G Not at all 17. How well do your parents or guardian know the lyrics to the music you listen to? *G Very well 2 G Somewhat well 3 G Not very well 4 G Not at all 18. Does a warning label on a CD: 1 G Discourage you from buying it 2 G Encourage you to buy it 3 Q Have no effect on you 19. At what age do you think someone should be allowed to do each of the following (or mark "N" for never): AGE — Be at a mall without a parent Drink alcohol — Smoke cigarettes Be sexually active Get a tattoo — Body-pierce, other than ears Use hair dye — Attend a concert without an adult — Stay at home unsupervised at night 20. TV networks soon will have to air three hours a week of educational programs for kids. Do you think this: *G Is a smart idea 2 G Is a dumb idea 3 G Will have no effect 21. Many adults think teens need more restrictions to protect them. But many teens think they should have more responsibility. On a separate sheet of paper, tell us when you haven't had enough freedom, or have had too much. TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF: lam: 'QMale 2 GFemale I live with: * G Both parents 2 G Mother 3 G Father «G Mother and stepfather 6 G Father and stepmother «G Other My grade in school is: G6 G7 G8 G 9 G10 G 11 Q12 My school Is: *G Public 2 G Private I consider myself: 1 G White 2 G Black 3 Q Hispanic 4 G Asian »G Native American 8 G Multiracial 7 G Other > ONLINE: Teens, you can lake this survey on the Web at http://www.proxima.«>m/usaweekend. Teachers and students, get the results of USA WEEKEND'S last survey, Teens & the Gender Gap, and accompanying teaching guide on America Online (keyword: News & Views). 1O USA WEEKEND • Nu\: I-}. IWt,

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