In this essay I will argue that peer pressure is not good for self-development based on my researches and understandings. As a teenager myself, I believe that every teen will face a form of peer pressure growing up, whether it’s negative or positive. Loneliness and desire for acceptance often drives students to give in to negative peer pressure. We often hear about the dangers of peer pressure and its effect to teens. One of the negative effects is losing their interest in their hobbies.
For example, young adults are being told how their lives are going to turn out. If they aren't smart enough, they won't be able to go to college, or since they are a troublemaker they aren’t going to go anywhere in life. In Anthem they are being told and it is predicted what they are going to do for the rest of their lives. Anthem is giving young adults a great objective to connect to because it shows how the people in the novel are being isolated from people all around them. A lot of teens feel like they are isolated from people in school because they fear either that they don't fit in or their classmates don't like them for some reason.
Teen activists can’t do big things/changes by themselves. Here are some examples. Many activists get in danger because of the cause their supporting. That can lead to physical or mental violence.
Whether it’s because they didn’t listen to a parent or teacher, or they were mean to another kid because they wanted things to be done their way, these situations allow for readers to relate to Harrison’s defiance and desire to be different. Although most teenagers don’t get thrown into jail for “suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government”, they have had some point in their life where they wanted to do against what they were told (Vonnegut). Many teenagers become rebellious because, like Harrison, they think that the choices that they make are better than the ones made by adults. For this reason, we can immediately relate to him as we think about our life during our teenage
Many kids and teenagers are afraid to go to school and afraid of getting harassed by their peers. The person being bullied may experience depression, social anxiety, sleeping problems, loss of interest in activities they used to like, and eating. The psychological effects for the bullied include suicidal thoughts and behaviors. There are three things parents and schools could do to cut down being bullied; keep an eye on your child’s social media networks,
In a world full of demands and expectations, teens are still grasping for the answer on the question, “Who am I?”. Teenage years are full of confusion since the youths are still at the stage of finding their true selves and the need to prove themselves to other people. Raging hormones, peer and sometimes family pressure, and fear to be different and wanting to fit in can cause the teenagers to doubt themselves in most aspects, including their gender identity and sexual orientation. GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL CONCERNS Gender identity, as mentioned in the previous lesson refers to how the person perceives him/herself, either as a boy or a girl, based on his/her biological sex. However, for some people, the gender identity does not match
Depression Teen depression is much more than feeling temporarily sad or down in the dumps. It 's a serious and debilitation mood disorder that can change the way people think, feel, and function in their daily life. Teens who are depressed may feel hopeless and helpless and it can seem like no one understand and depression is far more common in teens than you may think. Many people assume depression is just a change in behavior that may die out in a few weeks or even a month; however there is much more to it than that. Often, it goes without notice because people don 't want to face the fact or don 't know what is actually going on with them.
Family crisis has caused the social control in children to be neglected. Parents who often argued will not be able to nurture and educate their children properly. This situation becomes worst when the parents are busy with the tasks at office until they ignore their responsibilities to watch over their children’s behavior. Social problems among teenagers become an increasingly worrying phenomenon that teenagers go through such as early pregnancy, suicidal and drug abuse. However, there are many helpful organizations trying to overcome the social problems among teenagers.
It does not differentiate between age, creed, gender, and race although research shows that younger women experience self harm behaviour the most. This can also be accompanied by some other addictive tendencies like drug addiction and eating disorders; and is not only limited to teenagers alone. The act of injuring oneself is not the main issue, as it is just a symptom but the underlying emotional reasons and pain for the person self harming in the first place. If someone uses self harm to manage their emotions, chances are they are highly secretive of this fact due to the fear of being confronted and even
Teens shouldn’t be tried as adults due to the mental and emotional harm that can be caused. This harm will negatively affect their lives post-jail as memories of the imprisonment will still be retained and will change how one perceives the world. After finishing serving time, the teenager will likely act as a different person due to the harsh environment of jail. This can include negativity and hostility caused by what could happen to and around the teen’s still-developing and changing mind. These harmful traits may make the lives of the affected due to the possible lack of socialization.
According to teenhelp.com, “50% of teens feel pressured in regards to sexual relationships”. This topic is very important due to the fact that more teens everyday, including pre-teens, are being pressured and end up in trouble that they could’ve avoided. Since there isn 't anyone around to give them good advice, they
The kind of people that do not and to leave their label, are scared what the real world is going to label them, and this should not be an issue. People should not be scared of what the world is going to label them as, but more what they label themself as. In the end, One Tree Hill is a show that covers everything that could occur in high school, especially labeling. One Tree Hill goes on and talks about some of the characters issues with labeling and how it affected them.
The only difference is that teens are more vulnerable, weaker, and less likely to defend themselves not because they do not want to but because they will eventually be overpowered. Why charge kids as adults? Kids are kids and they make bad decisions but so does everyone else. Mistakes should not be punished with an adult charge when there are thousands of programs to help teens make better choices. In conclusion, teens are not adults and should not be treated as such if they are not allowed to do the same legal things that an adult
Tyranny, authored by Lesley Fairfield and published in 2009, is a graphic novel about anorexia, a type of eating disorder. Fairfield’s thirty-year struggle with anorexia gives credibility to her description of the disease. The story starts with Anna’s very normal life as a teenage girl, and her life is completely turned around when the symptoms of anorexia reveal themselves. Struggling through the disease, Anna faces death, but recovers and learns so much from the experience. Through the self-isolation theme, faulty comparison theme, and the personification of Tyranny, the author vividly demonstrates the elusive and dangerous symptoms of anorexia and effectively calls public attention to the disease.