Unfortunately, in spite of great progress, alcohol-impaired driving remains a serious national problem that tragically affects many victims on a yearly basis. A couple of years ago a student from J. Clarke Richardson Collegiate had attended a party. They had all different types of alcohol at this party. He didn’t obey the law and apparently he was driving under the influence of alcohol and he got in an accident and passed away. This was obviously devastating news to everyone that knew him and the thing that made it even sadder is that he was so young and only a few days away from graduating high school.
As a result, the problem of alcohol abuse and drinking deaths become graver among college students. Aside from lack of education, Mindy Sink seems to neglect the problem of peer pressure in her article. The influence of peer pressure is strong especially when people are still in their adolescence. Influences of peers may worsen the problem of alcohol abuse. Erik Erikson is a psychoanalyst whose eight developmental stages are very famous.
If Oakes was to break free from Doug’s vicious abuse her young daughter wouldn’t have fallen victim to him. It was years later that Oakes found out that her daughter was being sexually abused by her husband. “At first I thought she was lying to me.” In Once Were Warriors Beth Heke’s husband, Jake, is abusive to her emotionally and physically. Jake often would indulge in all night parties at their residence. Beth couldn’t stand these parties as it kept her children awake at night.
Investigators say as many as 20 people were involved in or stood and watched the gang rape of a 15-year old girl outside a California high school homecoming dance Saturday night. As many as 10 people were involved in a dimly lighted back alley at the school, while another 10 people watched without calling 911 to report it. According to Gagan, “ as people announced over time that this was going on, more people came to see, some actually participated” (qtd. in “Police: As many as 20 present at gang rape outside school dance”). This is a horrible crime that nobody would want to be a victim of, but you may be asking yourself, why didn’t anybody call 911 or go, and help her?
Just not only gang member that can die during a gang fights but there be people that aren’t in gangs die too. I know all gang members’ motto is basically kill or be killed and get high all the time. It happens so often because drugs and alcohol are very addictive and harmful here in town. Most of the gang members here sometimes are teens still in high school and when they use drugs they’re lose more knowledge and its become harder for them to understand things so they eventually dropout of school. Since some teens don’t go to school anymore they work harder on being a gangster and most of them end up in jail or dead, barely of them think about changing because gangs become their life.
In his article Wright looks down upon sororities because of their alcohol consumption, however, this is flawed since he fails to look at student bodies as a whole. He ends his article with a flash to the Reggaefest hosted by Sigma Kappa which is considering “the last big blowout of the year before exams and the farewell of another graduation class.” (557) In his articled Wright wheedles the audience to look down on the drinking behaviors of the intoxicated students at the party. What Wright fails to do is share to the audience that other students outside of the Greek system are partying and drinking for the same reasons as the students in the Greek system are. College students have access to alcohol in some way or another. If students want to have alcohol they will always find some way to get that alcohol.
This has also been shown in a 1994 survey of 2,400 teenagers and about half of them said that society is biased against them (Discrimination Against the Young). In the media, teens are stereotyped as being bad kids that like to cause mischief. Through curfews, we can flip this stereotype around. The Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., thought the same way because they had rising reports of juvenile theft, vandalism and gang activity. They now don’t let people under the age of 16 in the Mall on Friday and Saturday nights (Discrimination Against the Young).
Teen homelessness is alarmingly high in the United States. “Approximately 1.6 million youth ages twelve to seventeen had run away from home and slept on the street in the past twelve months.” (1800Runaway.org) Fifty-percent of those teens will be trafficked for sex in the first forty-eight hours of leaving home. (National Runaway Hotline) Members of society often think that runaway kids are disobedient and rebellious, preferring to live on the streets rather than following the rules. The most prevalent reason children and teens runaway is because of the maltreatment they experience at the hands of parents or caregivers. Eighty percent of runaway and homeless girls reported having ever been sexually or physically abused.
Finally she got pregnant at seventeen years old and her parents got really upset and decided to stop paying her school. In fact, in my country being pregnant at that age is a shame for the family. Nowadays, children and teens are more likely to experiment sexually. Unfortunately this leads to unexpected pregnancies and also health issues. However, Teens usually view sex talk on television differently as adult.
Scenario 1 On the night when Shantel her twin sister Amber and their friend Madison have been out celebrating the end of their college exams, they have dress up identically and have gone into a nightclub. As leaving the club the girls are very drunk and they are involved in a fight with another group of girls. Amber and Shantel are knocked to the ground. While later a paramedic Jennifer arrives from a waiting ambulance and she tries to help Shantel to get up, seconds later she has been kicked in the stomach and falls backwards, hitting her head on the corner of the litter bin causing a cut to the back of her head. The police arrives an arrests Shantel on suspicion of assault occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (ABH) contrary to section 47 Offences Against The Persons Act 1861.