All teens should have a chance to be involved with others in a positive way, and without community groups going out and searching for them, its not going to happen. It is sad to me that people in control who have the opportunity to change lives of young people would rather let them go about their lives rather than coming around them and leading them in the right path.Teens need role models in their lives, and when adults disown them, then they feel worthless. Good role models set positive examples for teenagers and help counter negative influences they meet during teenage years. It is common for teenagers to view movie stars, sports figures, singers and TV actors as role models. While entertainment figures can serve as positive influences, teenagers gain greater influence from role models they can communicate and form relationships with.
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.
Texting while driving is highly prohibited for all drivers in Ohio, but more for teenagers. The reason this is enforced on teens more is because, it is very distracting to a driver who already needs no more distractions. Some might argue that is just because of their age and say it’s not fair. Well that’s where there wrong. Yes, it does have to do with their age but all drivers text while driving no matter the age, it is just more likely in a younger age.
Furthermore, youth are categorically more susceptible to influence, compliant to authority figures, less likely to weigh the risks and consequences of any given scenario and less likely to understand the law. In short, youth are not adults; they are vulnerable, young, inexperienced and require additional assistance. One of the main differences between adults and youth can be found in the trait of susceptibility. Adolescents are far more susceptible to external influences and peer pressure than adults. Children’s vulnerability to these pressures increases steadily from birth to age fourteen, and then it peaks and begins to slowly decline through later years.
This type of thinking can eventually change your outlook on life, and might get you in trouble in the long run. For instance; you do not think for yourself anymore, you are thinking about what others want you to be, not who you are. My father told me that you do not need to look popular to be popular, it’s your attitude and outlook on life, not your clothing. It’s so sad to see young girls trying to fit in with the older crowd. Teenagers should enjoy their teen life and not try to grow up so fast.
Under age teens will drink less than they did before since the thrill of is gone. They will not drink as much as they would before because they know that drinking can occur more often and will not binge drink. Under age teens binge drink because they do not know when they will have the opportunity to drink again. When high school graduates go to college, they must drink secretly, and only some students are of age to drink. By lowering the age it gives every college student the right to
Prescription drugs are becoming one of the most abused substances among teens today, but why? Teens believe a detrimental myth, that prescription medications can provide a safe high. In addition, prescription medications are more accessible to teens than illegal drugs. Prescription drug abuse among teens is a growing and serious problem that many parents are unaware of. Teens do not have to go to a drug dealer, or even leave the house to obtain prescription drugs.
However, in my own opinion, I believe that conformities exist amongst sex and password sharing but I cannot accredit them as good comparisons. Although, I agree that password sharing is not an acceptable action to be condoned, I find the illustration of sex to be on a different rank of importance. Through the use of perceptions accepted during teenage years, the author makes it apparent that in current time’s password sharing is a widely known phenomenon. Teenagers have always been exposed to peer-pressure and conformities so that they can “fit in,” but do not think in depth of the consequences that follow. Through the use of interviews with young students on the topic, Richtel verifies this occurrence to be true.
The first point people have against lowering the drinking age make is that most 18-year olds are mature enough. They believe that young adults do not know when to stop and that they will just drink until they have alcohol poisoning. The second point opposes make is that lowering the drinking age will create alcoholics. They believe that even at 18-years old people are susceptible to gaining a dependence on something like alcohol. If the drinking age is 21 then by that time they will have a strong mind to not be dependent.