Introduction Nowadays, the situation of children and youth in many countries around the world, especially in Thailand that it has intensified almost all aspects, whether it be attitude, deviation, religion, extravagance, controversy, violence, even addiction. From the past to present, Thailand has to confront with numerous problems among a teenager and one of them is the major overlooked problem which is the problem of Teenage pregnancy. Teenage pregnancy is the problem that a woman who under the age of 20 are getting pregnant and became an underage mum which also known as adolescent pregnancy. According to UNICEF (2015), the rate of teenage pregnancy is increasing in Thailand while the rate of contraception use is decreasing from the past years. As a result, many people are concerned about this issue.
Pressure from peers and adults increases greatly and different types of stressors appear. Everything about an adolescent’s life changes. Some of these changes are bearable; other changes can cause great distress. The three items within the Triple Bind have caused many teenage girls much distress. In other words, the Triple Bind heavily impacts the emotional development of adolescent females in the modern era.
As such, they are particularly influenced to the media messages of behavior as acceptable, unacceptable, or normal. Since large parts of these messages are in pictures and stories, the power of the media in guiding the behavior of teenagers has increased. While the media has the capacity to teach behaviors’ that reflect positive social values, the majority of the research on the influence of media on teens has focused on the cause and effect relationship between the portrayal of immoral or dangerous conduct on the media and the resulting negative teen behavior. Media is a very powerful tool, which can lead teenagers on their journey through life. This has created tension between parents who have positive expectations for their teenagers and teenagers who view such expectation as hopelessly outdated.
Impulse is origins of the holocaust. The problems of teenage pregnancy before marriage have become a serious social issue. Western culture has a role and an influence in Thai culture. Nowadays, society and culture have changed expeditiously because most Thai people imitate foreign cultures. The values of many teenagers can lead to risky sexual behavior wherewith adolescents also lack the information about contagious infectious diseases and sexual practices.
Teenage pregnancies are associated with increased rates of alcohol and drug abuse, rape and reduced earning from potential teen mothers. There is a greater chance of increased alcohol and drug abuse when a teen has a child, for both the mother and father. Teenagers become social butterflies as they are always trying to be with their friends, most teen will go to parties were drugs and alcohol are being
“Thanks to advancements in diagnosis and treatment, more children and teens than ever before are currently on medication. This fact has some people worried that caregivers today are perhaps too eager to seek out medical solutions to behavior problems.” Though certain prescribed antidepressants and other medications are suggested to patients by doctors, they indeed have side effects that should be taken seriously. Suicide is one of these side effects, and many teenage suicides are linked to such medicines. Because of this, patients are instructed to be extremely careful when taking medication to treat mental illnesses and depression. Far reached mental illnesses have had detrimental effects on teen health as Teens are often being prescribed medicine for things that don’t require medication, teens are receiving high dosages of these unnecessary medications, and society being “too soft” on adolescents thus leading to the newly found mental illnesses present in today’s society leading to the spiked suicide rates as a result.
She should be able to breach the topic with you at any time. Porn is typically associated with fear, shame, confusion and worry. This is why it’s smart to get rid of the drama of these feelings when you need to discuss them with your daughter. Preparation is key, and when done in groups with other moms, it is so much easier. These groups can serve to discuss a number of controversial topics in a non-shaming way and to address other issues about puberty and sexuality, and drugs and alcohol.
Many studies have shown that due to the heavy use of media, the sexual ideologies portrayed in them plays a heavy influence on the audience's actual views on sexuality and their expectations. Hence, movies like "Friends with Benefits" and "No Strings Attached" encourage the social norm of hooking-up. This tends to happen because media has portrayed sex as common nature, fun-filled and without any risks. What this does is that it makes audience believe that sex can be just a form of physical entertainment. Wanting sex without commitment and just as a physical need is a part of the social norm and is considered "cool" as it's a part of the popular
Nowadays, mass media including the television, radio, and newspaper have a great influence on the people especially on the younger generation, which plays an important role in shaping the opinions and the positions of the younger generation. Livesey, (2011) stated, “mass media, therefore, refer to channels of communication that involve transmitting information in some way, shape or form to large numbers of people” (p.1). There are so many social problems in this modern world occur due to the mass media, for example the younger generation’s sexual behaviour as identified by The American Academy of Pediatrics (2011), that, the major public health crisis of the teens social activity is bright and helpless (p.191), (as cited in Wright, n.d, p.346)
In the Philippines, there are levels of sexting and in those levels, various penalties awaits: imprisonment and fines. Sanci, Temple-Smith, & Walker (2013) said that pressure can be a contributing factor to sexting. Also, the modern technologies like cellular phones, tablets, laptops and the possibility of internet connection everywhere we go nowadays has been hard on people who are undergoing sexual behaviour treatment (Samenow & Weiss, 2010) and it may be an easier access to people who do sexting. Sexting as media production may have a negative effect on girls, who are they talking to and how they communicate (Hasinoff, 2012). Arcabascio (2010) and Ferguson (2011) studied that females are most likely to be more involved in sexting.