Parents have the unnecessary want to snoop through their teenagers social media accounts. Technology, like smart phones, tablets and computers allow connections to “apps” like Instagram, Snap Chat, kik, askfm and facebook. Because teens sometimes seem constantly distracted by this social media, parents feel left out and isolated as there is less open face-to-face conversation. Because of this parents feel as if going onto their social media accounts will act as their guide into their teenagers life once again. But the question is whether parents should shave the right to check their teens social media accounts.
The absence of parents who work too many hours and do not pay attention to their child’s life, practically they leave the streets to raise them. It is essential for parents to participate in the most complicated times of a child’s life in their teenage years, during this time of life many kids end up joining a crew. Gangs use children because they know that whatever the child under thirteen does, they cannot go to jail. Adolescents who are engaged in life and have enjoyable relationships with their legal caretaker are more likely to do well in school, have better social skills, and have lower rates of risky/delinquent behaviors than their peers. Caretakers, schools and communities have a strong impact on the choices that a child makes.
Someone once said that life for teenagers of the 21st century is way effortless than for teens back in 19th or 20th century. I disagree. It’s not just one person but it’s everybody including our parents who think that we got it way too easy. Just because we don’t have to work at farms, milk cows, go to bed at 8 P.M. and help in harvesting the crops doesn’t mean life is simple for us. It takes a lot of courage to confront what we have to face today.
Your one of them aren’t you? One of the teenagers who can’t think for yourself online anymore and you’re too afraid to express your own opinion, because of peer pressure and this new “like” culture. You’re hiding behind this mask and not showing your true form online, because you might be ridiculed and un-accepted by everyone for sharing your opinion. You should be focusing on school, homework and just living, not getting addicted to tweeting or updating your Facebook status. Those tweets or statuses you make have to get enough “likes” or comments, or you won’t “belong” or “be popular”.
With each action is the thought " I'll do this for you, if you do something for me in return." This idea may scare people because with all of the other commitments they have, they don't want to add in any favors they must do for others. The article in the Wichita Eagle says almost the opposite of the teens and young adults in the communities today. The survey was done on 1,700 students nationwide, and the results were amazingly contradictory to the theories Putnam provides on the issue. Over 36% of teens surveyed had volunteered in their community, which is the exact opposite of reciprocity.
In many cases the juvenile will commit more crimes because they have nobody to turn to or look out for them. The youth of today will be the community leaders of tomorrow. Sometimes they need someone to stand up and speak for them and they have nobody. My goal is to become an advocate and speak for the juveniles that have no voice or are too scared to speak for themselves. The juveniles that are left out in the cold with nowhere to go need a home to go to.
The use of technology is affecting students especially in high school and college. According to Turkle, today’s college students have little experience with the right to privacy as they leave trails of everything they have done online, unlike previous generations who have worked hard to protect their privacy. In her article, Turkle also describes the use of online avatars as both a positive and negative image in children’s lives. Some children invest far too much time developing their online personality while role-playing offers a safe place in a world full of crime, terrorism, and drugs. As a consequence this retards their social growth
It doesn’t let us give it our 100% focus on a task we’re currently doing and it intertwines with our actions too. Most students use their devices whenever they want to or feel like it and when they do they’re taking time away from learning something form the teacher. They can’t help it because this obsession slowly turns into something they can’t stop because they have became so close and attached to and they can’t see or imagine their lives without it. These “Luxury Devices” make our lives easier in the way that we have to do less but it hurting us in the way that we’re lazy and we won’t be able to learn like our parents and ancestors did. It’s also keeping us form thinking thoroughly we sometimes can find it easier to just maybe “copy and paste” rather than using our brains and actually trying to think for at least once in our life.
Cause #1: Lack of Physical Activities First of all, the lack of physical activities is one of the main causes which lead to obesity in American children and teenagers. Physical activities help us to burn excess calories to help maintain the body weight. However, with the development of technology and society, American kids and adolescents do not spend enough time doing outdoor activities. Schwager (2010) mentions that “Today, kids can “play” with friends in a virtual world, and going outside simply to goof round is a rarity” (p.19). Instead of going outside to get same exercises, they prefer to stay in room to go online, and with the internet they can play whatever they want, they even make friend through community websites.
These negative feelings are due to dads not regularly seeing and interacting with their kids. Comparably, couples without kids experienced barely any change in their sense of family well-being. Consequently this creates a since of detachment between all the parties involved. For moms who usually are the primary care taker of kids after the split it usually is an economic stress trying to raise kids on her own. Alas at she would jump at the very opportunity at a new relationship whether it’s healthy or not, and quickly sign herself up for another relationship that will end on bad terms, just for the help.