Teenagers are naturally quite probable to imitate what they see in the videos they admire. As they are usually not well educated about safe sexual behaviour, they tend to indulge in risky sexual initiation. According to a ____, “we found that high use of rap music in seventh grade is significantly associated with sexual initiation in ninth grade and that this association is partially mediated by perceived peer sexual behaviour.” The explicit lyrics suggest sexual behaviour. However, the writer of the songs is not the only culprit. The listener turns to his friends to verify whether or not it is acceptable or not.
In modern time, it is completely different due to the fact that we have technology and the media controlling people’s minds. In this current era, teenagers make fake friendships by 'befriending ' strangers online. Media and the amount of followers are more important to most teenagers as opposed to true friendship and people who are always there for you. It is not always the case, some do find true friendship more important than the amount of followers or likes a person can get on your social media account. Most teenagers participate in such things like this because the idea of fitting in is really important when it comes to this stage of life.
It is common for children to experiment with Alcohol and drugs though they have been warned several times of its consequences. This is primarily because of the young mindset which makes them feel imperishable and exempted from the consequence they see others face, but this is merely the mask of youth. Some teenagers simply experiment alcohol and drugs once and stop or continue only on occasion, while others develop an addiction which make them prone to try more dangerous forms of intoxicants which will adversely affect the health of these children. It is important to realize that adolescents diving into these habits is most often due to their life circumstances. These reasons are to be investigated and understood by parents and health workers
In the Article “Binge drinking Is a Serious Problem for Underage Drinkers” by Emily Listfield there are a series of reasons why underage Binge drinking is against the law and Extremely dangerous. Binge drinking underage has become more common and more deadly. The legal drinking age should be increased because it gives kids/teens more time to mature and more time to think about the consequences of not only underage drinking but binge drinking as well. When kids/teens enter high school or college they are always looking to fit it. In today's society it is not unheard of for a college student to be drinking alcohol, oddly enough high school and middle school students are drinking just as much.
One reason why teens drink and drive is because of peer pressure. Teens often get sucked in to drinking. They feel that it is “cool” to drink and drive. The one thing that teens don’t realize is how much one drink can do. One drink can change a life or often many lives in a
There are some key elements to the brain of adolescents that show why most teens make these impulsive and adventurous decisions. As shown in Romeo and Juliet, teens do things because some parts of the brain do not mature until later in life, teens want a taste of risk, and the chemical
Thinking that it’s cool and that’s the way people are supposed to structure their lives to be. Teens are exposed to the internet and social media and follow others on what they do and prefer. Young adults try to base their life on what music they listen to. For instance, Torrance Hatch is a bad role model because he has been in and out of jail. On the other hand, Jennifer Aniston is a good role model because she inspires other to do right.
Self-confidence is a trait most people may struggle with whether because they do not think they are good enough, or people make them feel inferior, and social media is a huge landmark of self-confidence issues for teens. Teens see all these things on social media, beautiful models, new phones and shoes, the latest trends and they feel they need to live up to these standards that social media has given them. In a journal article titled “Limiting Teen Use of Social Media” by Catherine Monroe states that causes of low self-esteem are, “Due to the fact that in today’s society teenagers are constantly on social media, they have become accustomed to comparing themselves to others and seeking approval from their peers.” Now, this is an obvious yet
Teens and drinking have been an issue for some time and it continues to persist, attracting many young individuals. Whether it’s the pleasure or the ability to forget problems drinking as a teen has become a problem in society with many alcohol related issues. However, that sensation of being able to forget problems soon enters a cycle of many other issues such as consequences to the physical development and to the body itself, which is not able to handle the alcohol properly. In addition, soon the early admission of the depressant becomes and an addictive factor which can lead to alcoholism since the body constantly craves the substance. Teens and drinking has continued to progress over the years and the depressant has consumed many lives.
The perception that countless youths are pressured into joining gangs is largely a myth: “As unlikely as it may seem, many youths very much want to belong to gangs. Gangs often are at the center of appealing social action- parties, hanging out, music, dancing, drugs, and opportunities to participate in social activities with members of the opposite sex” (Howell 2007, 43). Those who chose to joined did so because of fear of being attacked by the neighborhood gangs or the rival gangs from different neighborhoods. There has also been mention on youths joining gangs because of family affiliation, that sort influence can be just as bad as the pressure from that of their peers. Juveniles that are left alone are also prone to falling victim to youth gangs.