tv Teen Kids News NBC February 14, 2016 11:30am-12:00pm EST
healthcare system. >> welcome to "teen kids news." i'm veronique. here's this week's top story. as much as life would be great if we never had any issues with our family and friends, the fact is issues happen. and too often and too quickly, issues turn into problems. emily gets some advice on how to deal with conflicts. >> we've all experienced bad experiences with even our closest friends. >> a while ago, all my friends, like, stopped talking to me. and that was really hard for me. >> since we're such close friends, we argue a lot because we spend so much time together. >> but usually, like, if have a disagreement, we might, like, blow up about it. >> so do you think you handled resolving the conflict well, or would you have wanted some advice on how to fix the situation? >> at first, i thought the issue was really bad, and i was very upset about it, but then once i started making new friends, i
i don't even think about it anymore. >> i think i handled it pretty well because we're still really good friends today. we hang out a lot. so that's good. >> i wish i had, like, just a little bit of advice on, like, how to make it better, i think. yeah. >> getting into an argument is easy. what's hard is preventing it or knowing how to resolve it before you damage your friendship. author and therapist melissa cohen is here with some advice. hi. >> hi. it's nice to be here. >> if i'm having a problem with a friend, is that a sign we shouldn't be friends? >> of course not. conflict is healthy, and it's inevitable. it's something that we all do. it's just how we deal with the conflict that's key. >> you have a list of five ways that people deal with conflict. so let's start with one of the most common responses -- avoidance. >> avoiding. this is smoothing it over and forgetting it ever happened. it's very common.
what do you mean by that? >> accommodate means that the relationship is more important than the issue, so we tend to let it go. >> force is next. that doesn't sound too promising. >> no. this is when we'll do anything to win at all costs. we want it our way or nothing else. >> that brings us to the opposite of winning at all costs -- compromise. >> compromise is when we give a little and we get a little. no one really gets their way. >> finally, there's collaborate or negotiate. >> okay, this is when we work together to come up with creative problem solutions. >> okay. so, summing up, the ways most people deal with conflict are... with those in mind, what suggestions do you have to help us deal with conflict? >> well, first and foremost, we need to make sure that everyone takes the time to calm down. then we need to listen because
perspectives. however, there are a couple of steps that we can take to have a positive negotiation outcome, and the first one is to speak to the person directly. don't rely on others to speak for you because you never know what they're gonna say. number two -- take the time to calm down. listen to one another. this is also your opportunity to ask questions. numberhree -- use "i" statements when telling people how you feel. for example, "i feel angry when you ignore me." four -- apologize. if you did something wrong, take responsibility. don't be afraid. and number five is to come together to work out a creative solution. come up with a few and then agree on some that you can implement. >> just so we're clear, let me give you some real-life situations, and you tell us how you'd resolve the conflict. a girlfriend accuses you of spreading rumors or gossip about her. >> first, if you did it,
if not, don't go spreading your own rumors. it only makes you just as unlikable. then work with the person to find out where it all started. >> in the locker room, one of the guys insults you or pushes you. >> okay. even though your first inclination is to push back, don't. take the time to calm down. remove yourself from the situation. when everybody's calm, then you guys can talk about it. >> very useful advice. thanks. >> thank you. thanks for having me. >> clearly, we can't always avoid running into a conflict. but we can avoid making it worse. for "teen kids news," i'm emily. >> "frenemy" isn't a real word. however, most us us know what it means. it's what's called a blended word because it's made up of two other words -- in this case, "friend" and "enemy." another popular blended word is "bromance," comprised of "brother" and "romance." it's used to refer to two guys who get along well.
>> for this next story, you need to understand that the word "vulnerability" means a kind of weakness -- a weakness that can make you a target. vulnerability in a computer system makes it a target for hackers. if you read the headlines, you know that even banking and military computer systems can be vulnerable. cyberattacks, as they're called, are a real danger. and that brings us to eric's report. >> say hello to the front lines of future battles against cyberattacks. these teens are among the winners of the national high school defense competition, also known as the cyberpatriot competition. >> we put the two terms together -- "cyber" because
"patriot" because we're teaching good citizenship -- and you end up with "cyberpatriot." >> to compete at the finals in washington, teams had to first meet challenges back at home. >> after three online rounds of competition in which they're judged on how well they fix cybervulnerabilities, 28 teams are selected and flown here, all expenses paid, to the national capital, where they compete head-to-head against all the other teams that have qualified for the national finals competition. >> at the finals, the teams had to ward off cyberattacks designed by professional engineers. >> and the first-place winner... [ drum roll ] ...is chantilly academy. [ cheers and applause ] >> competitors take home more than awards and scholarship money. they also take home a deeper understanding of the importance of protecting our computer systems. >> everything on the internet. and we put all of our important
computer or something, so it's really important to know how to protect them. >> it's just another way to keep everybody safe. just like police on the street, how they keep everybody safe, it's the same way through the internet. >> run by the air force association, the competition is sponsored by northrop grumman. it's a company that specializes in protecting us from cyberattacks. >> and what we look for in future professionals in the cybersecurity business is teamwork, collaboration, communication. and when you see these students in action, they're demonstrating all of those skills. >> another goal of the cyberpatriot competition is to inspire more teens to become interested in stem -- science, technology, engineering, and math. along with cybersecurity, these are all considered vital to our nation's future. for "teen kids news," i'm eric. >> the terrorist attacks on 9/11 may have happened before some of
still a very powerful and painful national memory. after years of controversy, one world trade center was finally completed. it now soars above the new york city skyline, towering a symbolic 1776 feet. two world trade center has also had a rocky start. although construction began in 2010, it was halted. the building has now been redesigned. slightly shorter than one world trade center, number two features a stair-like exterior, grassy rooftop terraces, and large glass interiors. it's expected to be completed by around the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. >> this important message is brought to you by the national road safety foundation. [ bell rings ] >> all right, guys! >> so, guess what! >> are you going? >> yes. let's all go together. >> oh, that sounds awesome! [ engine starts ] >> okay. so, you know the theme tonight is all school spirit., everything spirit...
>> choking is very common, and with the proper training, you can learn how to help someone who might be choking. >> what is choking? >> choking occurs when something gets stuck in your throat. >> how do you know if someone's choking? >> if they can't make any noise, they can't cough, speak, breathe, then they're choking. they might even be making the universal choking sign, but it's important to know that if somebody's coughing or making any sort of squeaking sound, they're not actually choking. it's just the body trying to get the object out. >> so, what do we do? >> i've brought my friend cami here. she's gonna help us learn what to do if somebody is conscious and choking. so, first, i need to make sure she's choking. she's not making any sound. are you choking, cami? she might nod or make a big face at me. i'm gonna tell someone else to call 911, 'cause i want to make sure help is on the way. and i am gonna place one of my arms across her chest and have her bend forward, all the way, at the waist. and then i'm gonna find a spot right in between her shoulder blades and give five really forceful back blows right in between the shoulder blades. i'm not actually giving cami back blows, 'cause she's not
life it would be really forceful. if that doesn't work, i'm gonna have her stand up. i'm gonna ask her, "can you show me your belly button? just point to it." perfect. i'm gonna make a fist. thumb side of my fist goes right above her belly button. grab my fist with the other hand, and i'm gonna give five abdominal thrusts to force air underneath the object. it's like a "j" or a scooping motion when you're actually giving the abdominal thrust. if that doesn't work, i would go back and forth, back and forthgo between the back blows and abdominal thrusts to try and get the object out till the ambulance arrives. want to give it a shot? >> yeah. sure. >> come on over. okay. so we've confirmed she's choking. we've sent someone to call 911. take one of your arms all the way across and have her do what? >> bend over for me, please. >> great. >> and between the shoulder blades. >> right up here. great. and it would be one, two, three, four, five. great. and that didn't work, so stand her up. what do we need to find? >> her belly button.
fans as "the sultan of swat" or "the bambino" or more simply as just "babe." scott takes us on a tour of a museum in baltimore dedicated to baseball's most famous player. >> he was, you know, the biggest star in baseball. he was the biggest star in new york. he kind of was the emblem for the roaring '20s of america. the whole country embraced him for the exuberance with which he lived, the dynamic, the spirit that he had. >> babe ruth was big news back in the early days of baseball, and not just on the field. he was in movies, in comic books. there was even babe ruth underwear. a candy bar believed to be named after him is still popular today -- the baby ruth. these are just some of the fascinating exhibits you'll see here, at the babe ruth birthplace museum. this is the actual building where the babe was born.
all around the world come every year because ruth is not just important to america, but he is important to the game of baseball wherever it's played. he established all of the slugging records in baseball. back when he was coming on as a home-run hitter, he would frequently out-homer what entire teams were able to put up in a single year. and he also was an all-star caliber pitcher, so there was no other player in history who has ever done that. >> it's thrilling to get a glimpse into not just the babe's professional career, but his personal life as well. >> and this is babe ruth's grandparents' bedroom. and babe's mother came here and gave birth to babe, but also to seven other kids because back in 1895, and at that time frame, that's what americans did -- they gave birth at home. >> don't let the dainty room and baby picture fool you. george herman ruth was born into a gritty life. his parents ran a saloon, and young george ran kind of wild. when he was just 7, his
to school for problem kids. >> the state was threatening them and saying, "we're going to make him a ward of the state, take him away from you," so they put him in st. mary's, which was run by a group of catholic brothers, and it was known for discipline. you get a little bit of an education, as well. >> fortunately, st. mary's also was known for its baseball team. >> this is babe ruth's catcher's mitt from st. mary's industrial school. >> he was scouted for the orioles, a minor league team back then. here's his rookie baseball card, now worth hundreds of thousands of dollars. the guy next to him is jack dunn, the owner of the baltimore orioles. george was so young that, in order to hire him, dunn had to become george's legal guardian. >> they go to spring training, and the baltimore sun starts referring to george ruth as "jack dunn's baby," and by may of that year, it had been shortened to "babe ruth." >> soon, fans could tune in to
pitching for the boston red sox. but he was even more valuable as a slugger. he moved on to the championship yankees and stardom. but he always made time for his fans, especially young ones. >> there are many stories about the babe coming home from yankee stadium after a game, and he would stop the car if he saw a game of ball going on, and get out and play with the kids because he just was like that. >> babe ruth had a heart as big as yankee stadium. mike told me the story of babe's promise to kid dying of a rare disease. it was a promise that seems to have helped save the young fan's life. >> over here, you see a bunch of baseballs all signed by babe ruth, but the one second in from the left is the ball that babe ruth signed and he made the prediction that he would hit a homer for little johnny sylvester in the 1926 world series, and this is the ball where he writes the prediction. on the side of the ball, he writes, "i'll knock a homer in wednesday's game for you."
and the boy listens to the game on the radio and he gets better. >> in the 1932 world series, ruth hit one of the most famous home runs in history -- "the called shot." the yankees were playing in chicago. the cub fans and even the players were booing the bambino. >> i'll never forget it was a tough series...both clubs riding each other, doing everything to get each other's goat. well, after this one... >> after two strikes, ruth says, he wanted to send a message. >> and at that point, he points. >> you can barely see him pointing in this picture from a spectator. legend has it he was showing just where he was going to send the ball. >> but nevertheless, the next pitch comes in -- it is low and away -- and ruth goes down and gets it and hits the longest home run in the history of wrigley field. >> some people don't believe he was really calling the shot. they claim he was pointing at something else. but ruth would always say he pointed to the american flag,
the vaults of sports history. >> camden yards is where the baltimore orioles play now. babe ruth could probably have blasted a long ball right on over to the next stop on our tour. >> well, scotty, this is our other building. this is kind of like a state sports museum. it's called "sports legends," but we got a little bit of babe ruth in here, too. come on. i'll show you around. >> maryland's great teams and athletes are showcased here. but mike and i were on a mission, so there was no time to
>> [ chuckles ] >> we walked right past all kinds of amazing displays on our way to something even more amazing. >> a place that you will remember for the rest of your life. come on into this room. this is kind of a special space. it is called the archives. and this is where we process all of the 10,000 artifacts that we have in our museum, but the stuff that gets put into safekeeping comes back into this room, which is the vault. so come on in and we'll take a look at the vault. >> the vault is jam-packed with sports history -- from the recent past... >> cal ripken's cleats are here. >> ...to way back when. football players, olympians -- if they made their mark in >> you can see the baltimore orioles are represented in here, the baltimore ravens are here,
so anything and everything to do with the state of maryland and sports is here, but there's one artifact that i thought you might be really interested in seeing, and that's a babe ruth game-used bat. >> of course, a bat this extraordinary must be handled with care. >> the first thing i have to do is i have to put on my special gloves -- i want you to put on gloves -- because when we deal with artifacts in the museum world, we don't want to get our hand oil all over the artifact because that hurts the artifact. okay? we're going to take out a bat that babe ruth used in the year that he hit 60 home runs -- 1927. so this bat is very special because it is notched. you see that it has seven notches on it. we're not sure if that's for home runs or hot dogs... >> [ chuckles ] >> ...that he achieved with this. anyway, grab ahold of that. that's a pretty valuable piece
louisville slugger. and as you can see -- "george 'babe' ruth" -- personalized. >> well, it's as if the power of the babe is still in the bat. there's nothing like holding a piece of history in your own hands. not only did babe ruth set all sorts of hitting and home-run records, he also set records for missing the ball. but as he used to say, "never let the fear of striking out get in your way." giving it your all is a great philosophy not only for baseball, but for life as well. for "teen kids news," i'm scott. >> hope you enjoyed this week's program, and we hope you join us again next week for "teen kids news."
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