tv Teen Kids News PBS February 16, 2013 4:00pm-4:30pm PST
sometimes i'm sacred or worried or lonely. but i know i'll feel better sooner if only i have friends to talk to who understand how i'm feeling or thinking or dreaming aloud. a friend's great for playing, for homework, and walking, for recess and lunchtime. but sometimes just talking. yeah. sometimes the best thing a friend can do is just sit... and listen. yeah. yeah.
>> here's what's coming up on this edition of "teen kids news." >> raising money for a good cause? you don't even have to leave your room, but you do have to do your homework. i'll explain. >> when parents get divorced, what rights do their kids have? we'll talk to an expert. >> i'll tell you about a state that's truly a diamond in the rough. >> if you were being bullied, could you count on your friends? that's our question of the week. >> what you eat can affect how you compete. we'll get advice from an expert. >> the marines call it the evening parade, but you can call it "awesome." >> all that and more -- next on "teen kids news." >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm mwanzaa. >> and i'm livia. here's this week's top story.
>> here's yet another way the web is changing our world. it's helping major charities and even kids raise money for good causes. but you also need to do some research before you start clicking away. scott has the story. >> there are lots of ways to do fundraising. you can join a walkathon, sell cookies or wrapping paper -- you can even go swimming. but any way you do it, raising money is a challenge. >> i've done a lot of fundraising for school. >> i think just getting people's attention was the hardest part about it. >> sometimes it's hard to raise money because sometimes people don't take you seriously. >> but thanks to recent technology, teens today have a powerful new tool. it's called "crowdfunding." there are lots of websites that can help you get started. dave boyce runs one of them -- fundly.com. >> crowdfunding is a way to raise money by putting a page online -- a website online -- and then inviting all of your friends through social media to come and join you in raising
money for something that you care about. >> the charity i'm raising money for is the boys and girls club of new jersey. it's a charity that focuses on after-school activities for underprivileged children. and i'm going to raise money for their art program. >> courtney is a high-school senior, and she's sold on crowdfunding. >> i've done other fundraising things, and it's been a lot of hard work, so with fundly, i just kind of go online and set up an account and then wait for the money to come in, i guess. >> she's also using the site to raise money for an ice-skating show she's planning. >> we've seen raising money for really interesting projects on fundly. you can raise money for a team, you can raise money for a school, you can raise money for a friend who's in need, you can raise money for medical expenses. >> that's why more and more organizations are using
crowdfunding. you can put up links for information and upload photos and video. if you have a good cause, it's a way to reach out far beyond your own community. >> we've seen teenagers say, "you know what? this year for my birthday, don't give me presents. i want to raise money for a cause that i really care about." >> but keep this in mind -- most crowdfunding sites make money by taking a commission on each donation you get. so your first move is to find out just how much their service is going to cost. that's why it's a good idea to get some guidance from a parent or other trusted adult. >> there's still lots ahead, so stay with us. >> we'll be right back. >> hillary clinton formally resigning as the 67th secretary of state, expressing her pride while speaking to fellow state department employees on her final day. >> i'm proud of the work we have done to elevate diplomacy and
development, to serve the nation we all love. >> clinton making history as the most traveled secretary of state by visiting 112 countries, traveling almost 1 million miles, and holding 1,700 meetings with world leaders. former massachusetts senator john kerry taking over as the new secretary of state. [ indistinct shouting ] >> baltimore ravens fans celebrating their big super bowl win, filling the streets after their team's 34-31 defeat over the san francisco 49ers. the win, which at first, seemed a lock with an earlier 28-6 lead, almost slipping out of the ravens' hands after a bizarre power outage plunged part of the stadium into darkness and slowed their winning momentum. but in the end, the team holding on for its big win. malala yousufzai, a 15-year-old pakistani girl shot by the taliban, telling the world she is recovering after undergoing successful operations to
reconstruct her skull and restore her hearing. >> today, you can see that i'm alive. i can speak. i can see you. i can see everyone. and today, i can speak. and i'm getting better day by day. >> malala was shot by taliban militants on october 9th, on a school bus in northwestern pakistan. the islamist group targeting her because she promoted girls' education and western thinking and criticized the militant group's behavior. for "teen kids news," i'm david lee miller, fox news channel in the classroom. >> it's one of the most difficult situations a kid can experience. we're talking about divorce. but, as lauren reports, there are ways to make the situation better. >> whether it comes as a sudden surprise or as a breakup that was clearly building over time, divorce can turn your life upside down. and unfortunately, it's all too common. >> i have friends that have
parents that are divorced. >> i have friends whose parents are divorced. >> yes, i do know kids whose parents are divorced. >> in fact, divorce affects 1.5 million kids every year. dr. mark banschick is a child psychiatrist. he wrote "the intelligent divorce." although the book's aimed at parents, the doctor has a lot of good advice for kids, as well. when kids find out their parents are divorcing, what's their first worry? >> they're going to be concerned about where they're going to be living, are they going to still see their friends, are they going to be in the same school? those are the kind of things they worry about right away. >> what else are they worried about? >> teens are particularly aware that their parents aren't perfect, you know? and so, since their parents aren't perfect and the divorce is happening, they're usually not surprised. but they are worried that one of their parents may be struggling, and they sometimes worry about their younger siblings. >> is it common for teens to feel caught in the middle? >> it's very common. teens are often caught in the middle. parents, when they get divorced,
oftentimes stop being, like, totally parents. they get more needy sometimes, and they want you to be on their side against your other parent. it's really not right. >> so, in your book, you have a children's bill of rights. why? >> because in the united states, we have the bill of rights, right? so kids need a bill of rights, too. they're going through a divorce, and they need to be protected properly. that's the bill of rights. >> the first one is "don't ask me to choose sides." >> right. they shouldn't have to choose sides. you have two parents. your parents should stay parents. you should stay a kid and enjoy your life. >> another one is "i am not your messenger." >> you know, sometimes two parents still live in the same house, or they can't talk to each other. and they put you on the phone. they say, "you talk to daddy. i can't talk to daddy." well, it's just not right. >> although divorce is difficult for everyone in the family, dr. banschick says most kids end up adjusting pretty well. >> i'm fine with my parents being divorced now. >> if a teen has a friend whose
parents are divorcing, what's the best way to be helpful? >> be her friend. she's not a martian, okay? do what you normally do with her. however, if she starts to talk about the divorce, open your ears and listen. one last thing -- if something looks like it's going wrong, like your friend is having a real problem -- i don't know, he wants to cut himself, or she wants to run away -- you know, you're going to have to go to an adult for help. >> that's some good advice. thank you for talking with us, dr. banschick. >> it has been my pleasure. thank you. >> for more information on divorce, visit our website. for "tkn," i'm lauren. >> we see them all the time, but very few of us look closely. so here's this week's "flag facts." >> when you think of digging for diamonds, you probably think of africa, but diamond mining does exist in the u.s., in one
place -- arkansas. that's why the state flag's most prominent feature is a big blue-and-white diamond. >> the flag of arkansas pays tribute to the diamonds that have been mined in that state. if you look at the flag, you'll see a diamond shape with stars inside of it, and also, the white field is in a diamond shape. >> arkansas was the 25th state to enter the union, and there are 25 white stars on the border. the blue stars stand for countries that have claimed the area through its history -- spain, france, the u.s.a., and one other. >> this star represents arkansas' place in the confederacy. after they seceded from the union, they joined the confederacy in 1861. >> arkansas withdrew from the union during the civil war, but it was a state divided. >> at that time, 60,000 people sided with the confederacy. however, 15,000 people from the state chose to stick with the union. >> nowadays, arkansans are united in their pride -- pride for their state's natural beauty
and for their diamonds. in fact, tourists are welcome to hunt for the gems at crater of diamonds state park. with "flag facts," i'm libby. >> here's a great way to improve your math skills. the next time you shop for groceries, try guessing what everything in your cart will cost. it's called "estimating," and experts say it's a valuable technique for problem-solving. the more you practice, the more you'll be able to make good math guesses. just don't try and guess your way through your homework. >> injuries happen. when they do, we'll show you what you should do. >> knowing what to do in case of an emergency is important. that's why we're working with the american red cross to bring you this special series on first aid.
>> sprains and strains are a pain, but a little first aid can go a long way. lipica shah is an instructor for the american red cross. what is the difference between a sprain and a strain? >> a sprain is the stretching or tearing of ligaments at a joint, and a strain is the stretching or tearing of your muscles and tendons, so just different body parts. >> so, what do we do? >> so, let's all get on the ground. because if you hurt your ankle, you'd be on the ground, right? regardless of whether it's a sprain or a strain, we treat it the same way -- using the acronym "rice" -- r.i.c.e. that stands for "rest, immobilize, cold, and elevate." "rest" just means stay in the position that we found it. if it's at an awkward angle, i want to leave it that way, 'cause straightening it out could cause the injury to be worse. "immobilize" really only comes into play if i need to move
cammie somewhere else, like if it's unsafe where i am. i want to make sure that her injury isn't going to move from its position while we are moving, so i might have to do something to keep it in place. "cold" is really one of the most important things, and that's exactly what it sounds like. take something cold -- an ice pack, a bag of frozen vegetables -- anything to help reduce swelling. so i'll put a towel or some other material between her skin and the ice and put the ice right over the injury site. and "elevation" -- elevation's another way to reduce swelling, but it should only be done if it won't cause more pain. so if i can, i'm very gently going to lift up her foot. can you grab that backpack right there? 'cause you can really use anything to elevate the injury, and gently place it back down. so that's all you would do for a sprain or strain. r.i.c.e. -- rest, immobilize, cold, elevate. >> "rice" is good to know, but remember -- even with relatively minor injuries, it's important
to get proper medical attention. for "tkn," i'm alexa. >> here's how teens answered our question for the week. >> okay, here's the situation. you see your friend is being bullied. what would you do? >> if someone bullies my friend, i would be going up to them, tell them to stop, and i don't want to shove them, but i kind of to shove them, but i don't want to get the wrong attention, so i'd just tell them, "stop bullying my friend, and could you go away?" >> i would be mad at him -- mad at him, personally. i'd maybe bulhim, see what he thought. >> i would defend them and stick up for them. >> if my friend was being bullied, i guess i would kind of go and make sure that... if she's not okay, i would, i
mean, of course help her out -- him or her -- out in a situation like that. i wouldn't just let it happen. >> if somebody was bullying my friend, i would tell somebody -- like a teacher or something like that. >> that's what the experts say -- speak up. the price of silence can cost more than just a friendship. for "teen kids news," i'm brandon. >> this reminder is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. don't forget -- february 28th is the deadline for the drive 2 life contest. anyone in grades 6 through 12 can submit an idea for a p.s.a. that's a public service announcement. there are two ways to enter -- you can send in a script or a storyboard, but do not send a video. it won't be accepted. if you've got the winning concept, you'll get a $1,000 scholarship and a trip to new york city so you can work with a professional director and crew to turn your vision into a
reality. for more info and an entry form, go to drive2life.org. for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> being healthy is pretty easy -- if you have the right information. and that's what we're about to give you in "health bites." >> we all know that strategy plays a big role in sports. but as nutritionist jax hubbard tells us, that strategy should include what you eat. >> and not juwhat you eat, but when, because it's important to have the right nutrients at the right time. >> okay. what do you suggest, coach? >> before heavy physical activity, like a game or exercising, go for protein and carbs. you can get these from half a turkey sandwich or apple slices with peanut butter. it's one of my personal favorites. it's also important to stay
hydrated, so drink water before, during, and after the workout. and at halftime, maybe have an orange or grapes. afterwards, refuel and re-energize with more protein and carbs. try having a snack, like crackers and cheese or yogurt with berries. notice i didn't mention cupcakes. any food or drink with extra sugar, including sports drinks, is not doing your body any favors. >> good game plan, jax. thanks. >> you're very welcome. >> that's "health bites" for this week. i'm ellie. >> when you think of the u.s. marines, you typically think of soldiers hitting the beach in a hard-fought battle. but it's not all they do. nicole gives us a new view of the united states marines. >> welcome to marine barracks, washington. [ drums play ] it's the oldest active military post in the u.s. marine corps. >> marine barracks, washington, was founded on march 31, 1801,
when president thomas jefferson rode on horseback with lieutenant colonel william ward burrows, our second commandant of the marine corps. they rode around southeast d.c. looking for a home for marine barracks, washington. >> ever since then, marines have been stationed here. >> there are seven companies that make up marine barracks, washington. altogether, we're stationed here we're about 1,200 marines, sailors, and civilians. >> one of the oldest buildings in washington is the commandant's home. the commandant is the highest-ranking marine. it's easy to see why the post was declared an historic landmark. everywhere you look, you're surrounded by the proud tradition of the marine corps. >> what's interesting about the flag you see flown here this evening is it has 15 stars and 15 stripes. and when the barracks was founded in 1801, there were actually, at that time, 15 states in the union. hence, the 15 stars and the 15 stripes. >> this special flag is only
flown here and at maryland's fort mchenry, birthplace of "the star spangled banner." >> the barracks was established to defend the nation's capital, and it's because this is the oldest post of the corps, because most of our history comes from this place from the 19th century, we started holding parades to show people what we're all about. >> good evening, ladies. welcome to marine barracks, washington. >> every friday evening over the summer, the public is invited to visit the post to watch the evening parade. >> what's really nice about marine barracks, washington, is that we treat all of our guests with the utmost respect. they receive all military courtesies, customs... >> welcome to the barracks. have a great night. >> whether you're 5 years old or 85 years old, officer, enlisted, we welcome everyone aboard equally, and we try to show them the hospitality that they would get anywhere when you invite people to your home. >> need any assistance? main gate, 4 south. actually, it's going to be right here, ladies. >> the reason we escort the ladies while we're outside on
8th street is to demonstrate propriety and courteousness. during the time of the 19th and sometimes early 20th century, men actually did that for women. but that's something we try to carry out here. >> inside, the stands quickly fill up. marines are on hand to tell the visitors the history of the barracks. as part of the opening ceremonies, chesty, the marine mascot, is brought out. >> he is named after the general lewis b. "chesty" puller, one of our former marines -- most decorated marines in the marine corps. >> actually, chesty xii is retiring. he's turning over the leash to chesty xiii. >> one thing that's guaranteed at one of our evening parades is chesty always gets that same applause. he always gets the oohs and ahhs, and everyone loves chesty. >> when we come back, the evening parade -- u.s. marine style. [ mid-tempo music plays ]
[ fanfare ] >> we continuously practice all year 'round to put on the best show in america right here in d.c. [ mid-tempo music plays ] >> because the marine corps grew out of the navy, they often use nautical terms. for example, marines call the parade grounds the deck -- as in a deck on a ship. >> well, here on parade deck, you don't get tanks, you don't get guns, you don't get whiz-bang lasers or anything like that. you get a marine in dress blues out there, showing the american people what we're all about. and it is about discipline. it is about honor, courage, and our commitment to the country. [ indistinct shouting ]
[ cheers and applause ] >> battalion, fix bayonets! [ mid-tempo music plays ] [ cheers and applause ] >> ladies and gentlemen, please rise for the presentation of the colors. >> rise for the colors! [ "you're a grand old flag" plays ] >> after the troops have lined up, the color guard makes its entrance.
[ music stops ] >> [ shouting indistinctly ] [ "the star-spangled banner" plays ] >> what's really fascinating about marine barracks, washington, is everything that we stand for in marine corps, for our honor, courage, and commitment -- our core values -- they culminate here on the parade deck at marine barracks. >> [ shouts indistinctly ] >> and everyone leaves here with such a smile on their face. it makes this a very, very proud place to be for us as marines. >> it was amazing -- definitely. [ "taps" plays ]
>> it's quite an experience. and we only gave you a taste of the evening parade. they've also got famous marching bands and a drill team. to find out more about the evening parade, visit our website. for "teen kids news," i'm nicole. >> that's our program for this week. thanks for joining us. >> and, of course, "teen kids news" will be back again next week, so we'll see you then.