Dear Editor: Censorship in public libraries is inconsiderable, unreasonable, and absurd. It must be eliminated from the minds of our town council. If a book is not acceptable for patrons under eighteen, I feel either the patron’s parents or the patron himself should decide so. The town council and the public library have no idea whether a patron is responsible enough to read a book with possible adult themes. Censorship is also ridiculous because most classic novels involve questionable language, or somewhat violent material.
Reducing intergroup conflict between delinquent adolescent boys Jennifer Slowronek Argosy University Online Social Psychology Abstract This paper will review the causes of intergroup conflicts within a dention center for delinquent boys as well as ways to reduce the conflicts. Troubled adolescents can show unpredictable behavior, which leads to the risk of violence, drug and alcohol usage, and criminal acts. When put into a group setting, these boys could have aggressive behavior towards one another due to different ethnicity or culture. It is important to reduse the risk of having the adolescent boys act out, and forming positive relationships throught out the group. A troubled adolescent boy may show signs of behavioral changes that become unpredictable, and beyond the normal teenage issues.
Looking weak in front of surrounding gang members can be humiliating for Steve, so he acts tough. Basically, Steve a normal kid who is influenced by bad stuff that surround him, contributed to making him bad. Being influenced by bad or good concepts can make a person good or bad. Like any other kid, who upon notices that they made a mistake due to their reactions to sudden, rash questions which can make any teenager land in big trouble due to bad influences around them can later start regretting, wishing they never agreed to the deal because they were afraid
THE VALUE OF THE GODFATHER In the article “What is the value of The Godfather?” David Clemens states that reading great literature may inspire students to behave as well as what they read. However, some books may have less value than the others may because it would lead the reader to a bad way in life. In addition, some books as Unabomber’s Manifesto, The Anarchist’s Cookbook, and American Psycho would not give any value to the reader, but they glamorize violence, drug use, or other illegal or immoral activity. For this reason, David Clemens agrees that The Godfather should not be made available in our public high school. I agree with David Clemens about banning The Godfather in our public high schools because the violent and criminal scene of the book as well as bringing the wrong impression to high school students that we embrace the intolerance worldviews in the Godfather First, The Godfather novel might present readers a great insight of the real world, yet this image is too violent to be taught for high school students.
Tsiolkas’ description of the sequential events that lead to a grown man hitting a four year-old boy evokes conflicting emotions regarding the appropriateness of the man’s actions. It forces the reader to question ‘would I have done the same?’ Challenging yourself in this manner disrupts preconceived ideas of moral conduct. As an adult, shouldn’t your instinctive reaction be one of disgust with the idea of hitting a child? But what if it wasn’t? Culler (41) highlights this disturbance, stating that “for anything that seemed to make sense, literature could make it nonsense, go beyond it, transform it in a way that raised the question of its legitimacy and adequacy”.
“According to Gender Issues in Advertising Language, television portrayals that help create or reinforce negative stereotypes can lead to problems with self-image, self-concept, and personal ambitions”(352). The second effect will be the relationship between males and their families. By having a lack of good male role models on TV, children are being programmed to believe that men are not capable of becoming good
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.
These teenagers are at risk because of stigmatism, lack of knowledge regarding sexually transmitted infections and diseases, and absence of health insurance. The homosexual adolescent (Lescano, 2010) may find his or her journey to acceptance rocky and difficult or smooth and open depending upon how he or she views themselves and the support they receive from their parents, family, friends, and peers. This period of their lives may be filled with experimentation with substance abuse (including drugs and alcohol), sexual relationships, depression, juvenile prostitution, family conflict, and running away. Male and female homosexual adolescents are at risk for health risks. It is imperative that these adolescents are screened physically and emotionally.
Permitting "medicalization" of crude marijuana would result in many negative consequences that the Federal drug laws are designed to prevent. Medicalization changes society's attitudes toward the perceived dangerousness of illicit drug use, and particularly children's attitudes. Smoking marijuana is especially dangerous for teens. The drug can impair short term memory, ability to concentrate, and motor skills at a time when these are particularly important to children developing and learning in school. Marijuana can stunt the intellectual, emotional and psychological development of adolescents.
The “Darkness” of Children's Literature Darkness, brutality, violence, disillusionment, are these the words that come to mind when the topic of children’s literature arises? There is much debate today on whether or not children’s literature is too “dark” for its intended audience. Some define “dark” as those words mentioned above while others believe that anything that doesn’t leave a child happy and smiling signifies “darkness”. As Andrew Levy (2007) stated in his article “Campaigning parents plan to burn children’s books with grisly endings”, “Children’s books that don’t have happy endings should be banned, it was claimed yesterday”. Darkness is part of our everyday lives; while every child will react differently to “dark” stories they should not be protected from the realities of life; they should be exposed and educated about those realities.