Examples Of Youth Violence

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Youth violence is a problem that affects thousands of young people between the ages of ten to twenty-four. Youth violence does not only occur with guns. Knives, fists, and clubs can also be used as weapons. According to the Center of Disease Control (CDC), in 2014 on average, eighty-six percent of people between the ages of ten to twenty-four were killed with a firearm. There is no certain race of people that start or are victims of youth violence. Violence caused by young people is usually linked to involvement in drugs, alcohol, gangs, or even poor family involvement. Youth violence is a huge problem that has to be stopped as soon as it is spotted. The tragic accident that took Kenneth White’s life is an example of youth violence. In February Trevor Gray, Alexzander Miller, Mark Sekelsky, Mikadyn Payne, and Kyle Anger were out on an interstate in Flint Michigan. They were supposedly doing harmless pranks that surely could not bring any harm to anyone. At about 8:30pm a van with Kenneth White in the passenger seat was about to cross under the over pass when a six pound rock crashed through the windshield and hit White in the face and chest. White was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. All teenagers except Kyle Anger, who is…show more content…
Today kids are much more different then back then. Kids these days have social media. Social media helps them hide behind their device and cyberbully someone without having to look victims in their eyes. Later this cyberbullying can progress to physical bullying. To stop this barbaric practice family has to get involved. If family gets involved they might be able to lower the risks of a teenager becoming violent. Surely in the future teenagers will be able to find new ways through technology to bully people and become extremely violent. As a nation, the United States of America needs to do whatever is possible to stop youth
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