They are too young! Sixteen year olds should not be able to vote solely because they consider themselves to be mature and have political views. To start with, sixteen year olds are starting to finally identify with who they are, and what they like. They are still maturing. Some sixteen year olds are maturing at a faster rate than others, but that does not make them any different from other teens their age.
You hear that many states have increased the age at which teens can begin to drive, raising the minimum driving age from 16 to 18 years old. Who would want to experience their first time driving at the age of 18 when it 's better to start at 16? I disagree with the new rule because teens would have to wait longer, you would always have to ask for a ride, and at the age of 16 many teens are cautious and mature enough to drive. As a teenager myself i wouldn 't want to have to wait until I turn 18 to drive. Many teens want to go places with their friends in their own car without having their parents driving them around.
It is more time efficient for mom not to wait and for teenagers to move on time. Lastly, driving requires heavy responsibility and practice. If teenagers start to drive after they already left for out of state colleges, parents can not control and help student- drivers in troubles. It is a fatal danger for drivers not enough skilled to run on the road without any guidance. To sum up, regulation for driving age should not be moved up to 18 years old because driving skill is not optional for modern life style.
In fact, the law may increase the amount of eighteen to twenty year olds who do drink. It has been shown that, especially in college-age students, there is a tendency to not do what they are told, on the contrary, they will do the exact opposite. The problem with the drinking age being twenty-one is that some students drink purely out of defiance). The number of fatalities is down in all age groups, not just teenagers, and cars driven now are much safer than the cars that were being driven in the early 1980’s, and teenagers are much safer drivers, which can be attributed to the decreased amount of fatalities. Also, in other countries that have lower drinking ages, the number of fatalities has
Households in"Middle Class" generally don 't insist their children to work, however the children choose to work on their own instead. These teenagers can learn some life disciplines that would improve their decisions later in life, plus learn about real-life world problems and understand the value of how important and how hard it is to make money. These experiences and exposure will definitely think through their decisions if it 's really worth to buy something. Youngsters that are born into families in the lower class doesn 't have many options. They grow up way too quick and the responsibilities just keeps piling up.
Numerous studies have shown that when teenagers are left to do whatever they want they do not always make the best choices. Between the hours of 3pm-6pm, people under the age of 18 are more likely to become victims of a crime. After-school programs appear especially appropriate in prevention efforts because research has documented that many youth are unsupervised during after-school hours; putting them at a greater risk of engaging in deviant activity. Boys & Girls Club offers youth to be exposed to new and positive activities that are supervised by responsible and caring adults. During the semester I learned numerous techniques inside of my Issues of Delivery and System course that assisted with my success inside of my practicum.
Teens agree; one opined that learning to drive was a “growing-up experience” (Source G). Learning how to drive teaches teens responsibility, and after crashes inevitably happen, it teaches them that there are consequences to their actions. Personally, not having my own car makes me feel dependent on my parents and tied to their household; teenagers want to experiment with their own tastes and desires without the controlling influence of their parents, and driving an automobile gives them the freedom and independence to do that. Raising the driving age would take away that
This is also a really good solution because if the alcohol prices go up then not many people are going to keep on buying it and if they do, they wont buy as much as they use to. The last solution according to Alex Pietrowski in the article Iceland’s Approach to Teen Underage Drinking is to make a curfew were teens can’t no longer be outside at a certain time, Alex states that after making this new curfew rule now “a development of a new generation of teens who spend more time with their parents and families then before” (Pietrowski 1). Now more teens are spending time with their families instead of being out with their friends drinking, this is a good thing because that means that the amount of alcohol consumption is going
It is understandable to think it is not with hard-working, ambitious teenagers having to work harder to become successful. While I agree with the author about the problem with higher achieving teenagers having to deal with more to be successful including sleep deprivation, there is nothing that can be changed to fix this problem. With school, work, clubs/organizations, social life, and family, teenagers nowadays have to juggle everything while still maintaining an enjoyable life. From my personal experience, juggling all of these expectations and responsibilities is a very difficult thing to do. Teenagers, like me, still want to be a teenager and go out and have fun
The Juveniles are kids not adults and that they don’t have the same brain development as adults do. In the article, “Starting finds on Teenage Brains” by Paul Thompson saying that during this time of period in teenagers be having massive loss of brain tissue. It is believed that the massive brain loss tissue supports all teens thinking and emotions. It also says, “Brain cells and connections are only being lost in areas controlling impulses, risk taking and self control.” The frontal tubes can hinder the violent passions, rash actions, and regulate teens emotions throughout the years. Meaning that teenagers aren’t adults yet.
Letting a new age group vote will help show the diversity that is among them. In the article Shin writes about how “some opponents said that young people barely old enough to drive a car don’t have enough perspective to vote.” This argument is valid because it is true that many young voters don’t have the experience to vote. It can still be undone by the fact that only informed individuals are willing to vote at such a young age. This is done through the fact that many young voters were prompted by this new right, to go out and seek the information needed to be well informed
Driving at 16 allows parents to oversee young drivers before they are legally independent adults. Lawmakers may think by raising the minimum driving age that they can minimize accidents, but in actuality, they are depriving teens the chance to learn under adult supervision. If the driving age were raised to 18, kids would be out on their own and learning to drive on their own. At 16, teens are still covered by their parents ' insurance driving closer to home, which offers more support should they get in an accident. Before teens leave home, parents can be sure they have a solid driving history that they can be comfortable with while gaining valuable experience.
On the other hand, many people who want the voting age to remain the same claim that at age 16 or 17 there’s no burning issues to motivate or interest teenage voters. If the justification for lowering the voting age was to to boost voter turnout there was plenty of other solutions presented in the article. Shin states“Other possible changes include same-day registration, allowing paroled felons to vote, and giving candidates easier access to apartment buildings to campaign.” This only reinforces the importance of young voters to Council members because as stated in the article, “reports from Denmark suggest that younger teenagers are more likely to cast a ballot than slightly older peers.” At such a young age teenagers are taught to take action and strive towards creating a better future for themselves and starting at grassroots level with municipal elections in my opinion is the perfect way to start. Offering that type of responsibility and connection from elected officials to younger teens could get them in the habit of voting and taking action for the rest of their lives. Likewise, if 16 and 17-year-olds are able to get a driver 's permit and take on that much responsibility than they deserve to get a chance to
“Since the developing adolescent brain is affected differently by alcohol than the adult brain, the 21 year-old drinking age protects adolescents and young adults from the its potentially negative consequences”. The human brain is not fully develop until the age of about 25 years old. If alcohol is used at an early age than the development of it can be affected causing many health problems for the person who is consuming alcohol. If the brain is affected an adolescent brain is worse at remembering things that an adult brain that has been fully develop and is not as damaged. Equally important the brain that has been in contact with alcohol is more likely to have memory loss or trouble remembering when the person is at an advanced
Teenegers will drink no matter what so why not let them do it legally? Having twenty-one as the legal drinking age has driven drinking to the riskiest of settings. If the legal drinking age was eighteen people wouldn’t feel a thrill of breaking the law to get a drink. “Lowering the legal drinking age would reduce the number of underage people who are hurt from alcohol related injuries or accidents due to fear of legal consequences if they sought medical attention.” (Tracey