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.
Parents are responsible for their own children's actions. It is up to the parents if giving their child a curfew is a good decision, and the community should not have to worry about it, because those are not their children to look after; and this doesn't mean that can’t be of any guidance to the students. This just means that they don’t need to tell someone else's children what time to be at home. Last, I feel students should have some freedom; but not too much in order to balance school work, sports, jobs, and extracurricular activities other than school. All while not being stressed out about having to be involved in all this stuff and having to be at home at a certain time.
Kohlberg believes that in this stage young people lose some of their selfishness as they learn to define right and wrong in terms of what pleases parents and conforms to their cultural norms. (Macionis) The cultural norms in the United States should match those of most European countries when it comes to drinking alcohol. If the youths in America were taught the correct and responsible ways to drink alcohol there would be less alcohol related incidents in the future. Lowering the legal drinking age from 21 to 18
An adult is conscious enough and has enough reason to know well from bad. This is the reason why they are allowed to choose their next president and decide to go or not to war. If the youth is given the right, and needed education since high school and at home about the consumption of alcohol just like it is done with drugs, cigarettes, and sexually transmitted diseases there would not be such a problem with people 18 years-old. Cigarettes are a more dangerous habit which causes more damage to our health compared to alcohol. So then, why is the intake of alcohol not allowed until the age of 21 and the consumption of cigarettes not?
I think that the first way we could maybe tackle the problems is by giving parents a talk about Neds and Ned culture. I also think that if parents don’t know what their kids are doing and their doing something wrong the police should take them home and talk to their parents I think that the parents with drink and drug problems could be giving help like making their kids stay with another member of their family while their parents are in rehab. Another way Neds could be stopped is bringing things to do in to the communities so they are not hanging about the streets I think “Out of control British teens the worst behaved in Europe” article i a little bit more for teens because the text isn’t exaggerated like “Night of the living neds” article. It focuses on the positives rather than the negatives. For example like when they mention the possibility of more cash for youth groups and other activities.
Some people seem to think there is. The real question here is; should the issue of teens being able to walk the streets at all hours of the night be left up to parents or should the government step up and take action regarding teen curfew to help keeps kids off the street and out of trouble? Being a parent often means being the “bad guy”. Setting rules and being strict isn’t fun for anyone but it is a necessary part of the job. They protect, provide for and teach their kids what they need to know to be successful in life.
Although this argument has logic and makes sense, it does not consider the reason why the legal drinking age has been set at 21. The legal drinking age was set because alcohol consumption has consequences and that prevention measures are necessary especially to the adolescents and students in college (Wechsler and Nelson 986). The setting of the minimum drinking age to 21 years is a control policy meant to protect the youths. Advocacy groups that argue in support of lowering the legal drinking age to 18 years should therefore not be tolerated. It is important for the teachers, parents, and guardians to teach the children
Underage people are finding it too easy to get their hands on a drink, they simply have to be left home alone and they can take alcohol from their parent’s cupboard or they can simply ask an older friend to buy them a drink. If the drinking age is lifted to 21 then they will have fewer friends who are old enough to buy alcohol legally and supply them with it and with parental help, maybe locking their alcohol cupboard, raising the legal drinking age to 21 will help lower the terrible statistics on young teenagers drinking and make sure they have long-term health and
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.
Plus teens wouldn’t be as broke, because they are not getting in trouble by the cops and getting minors. By getting a minor, it can ruin their whole life. If one got a minor in college, it may prevent them from getting a very good job in the future, it they were to look at their record. Which they may think is very sad, because one mistake when someone is young can ruin their whole life. But people that vouch for the drinking age to be lowered to 18 tend to forget that the body and brain is not fully developed