Students pledge “I Choose Reality” during White Ribbon Week

he annual PTA sponsored “White Ribbon Week” ran last week from Feb. 3 – 7. White Ribbon Week is a week pledged to the fight against pornography. According to “In November 2004, a panel of experts testified before a Senate subcommittee that a product which millions of Americans consume is dangerously addictive. They were talking about pornography.”

The week started monday with a “I Choose Reality” pledge. Students could come sign the pledge and get a treat in the commons during lunch.

Thursday’s “Face the Facts” had an abundance of events starting with a special $5 lunch from Kneaders, an Anti-Pornography banner contest, and some internet safety trivia. The winners of the Anti-Pornograhy banner contest and internet safety trivia each won prizes.

The week ended friday with “Glow for No to Porn”. A special $6 dollar lunch from Dickey’s Barbeque was served and an all-star lightning basketball tournament with free glow sticks and prizes took place in the little gym.

Pornography plagues many teenagers, according to Newsweek “21 percent of american teens say they have looked at something on the Internet that they wouldn’t want their parents to know,” and Davis High is no exception. “My Sophomore year I was really addicted, it’s not like my whole life was changed by it, but my grades fell and I lost a few friends,” said a Davis senior, “I’m really glad that part of my life is over.”