Abstract Sex education in schools does not work unless peer pressure and bullying is stopped. Young people in United States spent an average of six to eight hours with some form of media coverage. Media has saturated the world in which children lived, is a world in which sexual behavior is frequent and increasingly explicit. Peer pressure in both school and media increase the chances of risky behavior in children in both world the drugs and alcohol use and sexual experimentation. Can sex education survive the pressure of media involvement and peer pressure?
This is believed by Dr. Manny to be because of the lack of power within the lower 2% of popularity. This article also states that a reason for bullying is to “increase popularity” which is proven through their research. These teens feel the need to “antagonize their peers to raise their status”. Which shows a more common result of bullying “in the teens with high social status, but not the highest”. In the movie, Mean Girls, Cady Heron lacks social skills when moving into the public schooling system.
Thus, parents, government, and society have to play their roles effectively in order to curb the spreading of gangsterism among school students. There are many factors which contribute to gangsterism. Firstly, it refers to the individual themselves. Youngsters nowadays, precisely teenagers often lose focus and they do not know exactly whether the pathway they are heading to in sense of academic and social is right or wrong. This leads to involvement into drug addictions, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption and many other negative acts.
Globalization is “an elimination of barriers to trade, communication, and cultural exchange. The theory behind globalization is that worldwide openness will promote the inherent wealth of all nations” (Jones, What Is Globalization). However with this new advantage, people everywhere attempt to gain more wealth, which links to disobeying the law. Crime and corruption, branches of greed have hit an all time high due to globalisation. Drug lords and gangs can now dispense drugs through out the world.
Moore, Joely Clute 4th Period 2012 Febuary 28 Why Kids Do Drugs In many high schools just like Caney Creek teenagers are getting caught with drugs of all different types. They sell, smoke, even make plans to hang out with their friends in order to use them. Kids and teens of all ages are using them daily, but who is trying to make them stop? Their parents probably have no idea unless they just don't care and their friends are just being pulled into doing it too. The kids doing drugs are able to keep it hidden without a problem so there's nothing that stopping them from making it worse than what it already is.
It has also been shown that school’s that do not cover teen sex education in their health classes have a higher chance of the students engaging in activities that result in teen pregnancies (Atwood, "Reasons Why Teenagers Get Pregnant”). Some teenagers feel pressured by others, “…Often they feel pressure from their boyfriends: three out of four girls (75 percent) report that the reason they have sex is because their
Teens that are not considered normal are more likely to receive negative attitudes from those who are members of a peer group. This would make the teen give into peer pressure, because they want to be accepted. Teens also worry that other teens will make fun of them if they don’t take part in group activities; so they conform to these groups. A lot of teens like to use the saying “everyone’s doing it.”, which can influence some teens to participate in bad activities. In the story Secret Society of the Starving, 18 year old Claire was introduced to the pro-ana lifestyle by a friend that played on the soccer team with her.
It is evident that if contraceptives were available in the schools around the country, the number of teenage pregnancies would cut down drastically. Secondly, because the occurrence of STDs is increasing at an exponential rate in adolescents, production of condoms has increased, and so has the price. Students’ knowledge of STDs is reinforced because of the many programs that come on television and the annual seminars that take place at their school. Although they are informed about the dangers of sex and STDs,
The songs that were written by these bands helped to transform the public view of psychedelic drugs for generations to come. Soon after the LSD craze passed, mainly due to governments war on drugs, cocaine became the choice drug amongst American upper and middle classes. In the 1960’s what many believed was a powerful tool for art, music, and creativity in general began to sweep the country. As many youths became increasingly frustrated with the views and laws put into effect by an older generation, they felt a strong need to express themselves as individuals and not just as lower parts of corporate America. Race relations were still very poor throughout America and a younger generation felt as though they had seen enough hate and intolerance to last them a lifetime.
Society may feel the drug addict caused their own predicament and that it is a waste of government funding to try to help them overcome the addiction. People can change but it may take a lot of therapy to do so. The family will also need someone to talk to because they most assuredly will have gone through a multitude of emotions trying to deal with their loved one. Drug Addiction Affects Individuals, Their Families and Society Drug addiction will destroy a person’s life, cause great stress on their family and take them to depths they never intended to go. The highest priority will be to get the drug even if it means turning against their family.