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Delray Beach, FL, United States, 2007/04/10 - Teen Talk, a series of Internet-based video commentary segments on topics critical to the development of today’s teenagers, debuts on the web.
Teenagers across the country can now get honest advice from someone their own age on the issues most affecting them. Teen Talk, a series of Internet-based video commentary segments on topics critical to the development of today’s teenagers, debuts today. Hosted by Chloe Dolandis of cable television channel Nickelodeon, Teen Talk features short video commentaries on topics such as underage drinking, adolescent obesity and teenage pregnancy. Teen Talk is a subsidiary of Kidfluence, an up-and-coming television show and Web site for today’s youth.
“Teen Talk raises national awareness of youth issues through peer to peer commentary,” said Steve Ruprecht, executive producer of Teen Talk. “Our hope is that teens will listen more to a young host and feel more inclined to speak up on the issues.”
The show’s motto is “honesty with an attitude.” It presents topics critical to the well-being of teenagers in a personal, forthright and edgy style.
The video commentaries, which cater to today’s technology savvy teenagers, are meant to be highly interactive. Dolandis, who has hosted youth programming for media outlets like Nickelodeon, discusses a different topic in each three to four-minute segment. With a direct and enthusiastic attitude, she expresses her opinions, shares personal stories and solicits feedback from teenagers. Viewers are encouraged to send Dolandis e-mail and blog her with their questions and feedback.
Teen Talk’s goal is to grow an online audience of young viewers and parents of teens who actively show interest in what Dolandis has to say on often sensitive issues.
A new segment of Teen Talk airs each month on the Internet via the Web sites Kidfluence.tv, YouTube, Google Video, Yahoo Video, IVNET and MySpace.
Kidfluence (kidfluence.tv) is a half-hour television program dedicated to today’s teens/tweens and the issues they face. Each episode features a panel of diverse guests who discuss one tween or teen topic and offer their expertise, views and advice. Both Kidfluence and Teen Talk, a subsidiary of Kidfluence, are dedicated to raising awareness of youth issues.