Underaged drinking is a social issue and causes many problems from learning problems to alcoholism. Alcohol is a depressant and people tend to fall back on it in times of trouble. I can’t figure out why person’s under the age of twenty-one want to drink alcohol. Is it to get acceptance from their peers? Or is it to relax and sit back after a bad day?
But the question is whether parents should shave the right to check their teens social media accounts. Teenagers want their privacy, especially from their parents. They want to have conversations and inside jokes that belong only to them and their friends. Teenagers do not want to feel like they are sharing everything in their lives with their parents. This is why I believe parents should not be able to check their teen’s social media accounts.
Neither will they have their own goals or ambitious because everything in their lives was made up and decided by their parents. Nevertheless, parents should be there to help when their children make wrong decisions. Parents should definitely let their children become who they choose to be and not who the parents envisioned them to be. I feel parents should let their teens make their own decisions at the age of 16 and they should support their teenagers to make their own decisions for their future. To begin, I think all teens must make their own mistakes in order to ever learn a lesson.
Then she started to go out without her parents knowledge. In June, 2008, she got caught with a group of young boys and girls because of being drugs addict. Second, adolescents generally are not good drivers because they tend to be childish and less mature. An article written by Garry Boulard, an American journalist and biographer, indicates my hypothesis had some truth in it. Boulard states the "inexperienced teenagers are usually more distracted than other drivers and they are less
Hanson, and I believe that some of the reason why students drink to excess is because of that adrenaline rush they get from breaking the rules. My parents, among many other adults, have told me that once you reach the legal drinking age, getting excessively intoxicated loses its thrill. Perhaps if we were to lower the drinking age to eighteen, we would see less college students admitted to hospitals with alcohol poisoning and other alcohol related issues. Overall, a lower drinking age seems like a good idea to me. It would allow students in college to go out and enjoy themselves without being stressed out about breaking the law, as well as possibly lower the number of alcohol related injuries and incidents.
This makes them want to be a rebel and try out what it is they are being kept away from. The fact that they don’t know when they will be able to drink again is the reason most college students tend to get overly drunk when they get a chance which can lead to many serious problems such as death. Keeping the drinking age at 21 sends the wrong message that alcohol represents maturity, which leads teens to want to drink alcohol to appear more mature. If the drinking age was lowered there would be no peer pressure to drink, and young adults could learn how to handle alcohol responsibly at home from their parents. Another reason the drinking age should be lowered is because in the United States you are considered a legal adult at 18.
The main problem occurs when students resort to binge drinking. “Allowing 18-20-year-olds to drink alcohol in regulated environments with supervision would decrease unsafe drinking activity.” (Procon, 2013). The prohibiting of this age group from drinking in monitored establishments encourage the drinking to be done in unsupervised places, such as frat houses, sorority houses, or house parties, this could in turn began the binge drinking and other unsafe behavior. Binge drinking leads to several serious problems. Injuries that result from binge drinking include, but are not
It is important at a young age they get the education and role models that will guide them to make the right decisions in their future. Children also need to be taught to say “no” to risky situations. It is not only influences that guide teenagers to drink and drive or to ride with a drunk driver but also gender and behavior. The more risky behavior a teenager partakes in, the more likely they are to drink and drive. Teenage drinking and driving fatalities have been going down, but it is still one of the leading causes of deaths in adolescents.
When adolescents better to teach youth to learn how to drink responsibly and hold them accountable for their actions as we do with driving. Are not taught to drink in moderation, they end up binge drinking when they do consume alcohol (American Medical Association (AMA), "Minimum Legal Drinking Age," www.ama-assn.org (accessed June 4, 2009). If they had to take a class that taught them how to drink in moderation, the dangers of drinking too much, all the bad things that will come out of drinking and driving, and how bad alcohol is bad for your health if you abuse alcohol. Lowering the drinking age will also make alcohol less of a taboo, take away the thrill that many young people get from breaking the law, and make alcohol consumption a more normalized activity done in moderation rather than just being drinking. By making kids take the classes will make them more responsible and make them make wiser
Goodpaster 1 Instructor: WR 60 23 October 2013 Alcohol: Emotional Effects Caused From Under Aged Drinkers This day in age; more and more kids don’t think about the damaging effects alcohol can do to a young adult’s body and mind. I am not speaking of the physical damage that it may cause, but rather the emotional turmoil that may occur. Consequences are always inevitable and may change a person’s life forever. To drink under age because it is seen as “cool” is not a good enough reason to risk changing one’s life forever. Drinking alcohol before the age of Twenty-one is not healthy.