Social Problem Among Youth Essay

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Youngsters or teens generally refer to groups of people aged 12 to 21 years or 13 to 25 years. The word 'youth' is derived from the word "Latin" means moving towards maturity. These people always have the feeling like to try and heading stage to mature. Youngsters play an important role as heir to the country. However, everything seems to be a vain hope. This phenomenon occurs because youngsters are involved with social problems become critical. It was reported that criminal cases in Malaysia involving juveniles has increased by 62% from 2408 cases in 1980 to 4012 cases in 1995. In the period of 1990-95, 60% of the juveniles cases involved youth between the ages of 16 to 18 years. Almost 35% involved children between 13 to 15 years old, while…show more content…
One of the factors associated with youth moral deterioration is the involvement in the crime. The attitude of parents who underestimate the value of love and religious education to their children cause that children are accustomed to live independently (open life style) without care from their parents. Therefore, it is possible they will seek other alternatives to fill the aridity of love. This condition causes teens to bring their own way of life without the guidance and supervision of a parent. Indirectly they will get involve into the crime problems. Besides that, the lack of moral in the household such as divorce and fights also influence youngsters to involve in unhealthy activities. When parent always fight at home it will make their child become stress and lead them to choose to run away from home to find peace of life. According to Hamed (2016), "Police statistics in 2015 showed a total of 2,540 teenagers run away from home with her boyfriend, 1,857 influenced by their peers, 1,592 had run away from home because of family problems, while 1,371 were run for wanting freedom” (Hamed, 2016). Thus, one can say that the cause of the deterioration of moral in terms of upbringing, education, supervision and control by parents or
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