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.
That might occur because some people don’t like the cause the teen activist is fighting for, which can lead to physical or mental violence. Also most teen activists don’t have enough help. 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.
Harrison is similar to most teenagers who, at one point during their teenage years, has had a period of defiance. 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
Bullying is becoming a terrible problem in our society. 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.
To start with, bullied children may experience social relationship problems because of the things s/he went through. Due to lack of confidence and insecurities, they may refuse to socialize. Loving and valuing yourself are two of the most important values for life, so destroying it can permanently damage someone’s
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.
A lot of people of all ages and professions self harm. 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