She devoted a whole chapter to why people drink. This opened my eyes as to why a lot of teens drink. I used to think that teenagers only drank because they thought it was cool and because they wanted to fit in. I also believed that they wanted to experiment. The author did a phenomenal job at explain different reasons as to why teenagers drink.
“I think Tim Winton was trying to suggest to the readers that as teens we are only young once and that we should enjoy being a teenager without the pressure and hassle of trying to be an adult. I believe that’s why Lockie didn’t take the big step with Vicki and your only 13 enjoy it while you can. Puberty and Growing Up Earlier in the novel Lockie experiences body changes such as puberty, Lockie also has his first wet dream. A lot of teens are experiencing the same body changes. Tim Winton’s novel – Lockie Leonard is a suitable book for teens because all the readers who have or are going through puberty, body changes and that kind of stuff.
Two images, the refrigerator and the television would probably dominate a glance at modern civilization. Television is the center of most homes. Families generally spend downtime with the rest of their family watching a TV program. Keeping this in mind it is easy to realize how much of an impact that the content broadcasted on television has on the human race. The writer of a TV show, especially today, has a highway to communicate with the entire world.
Group # 4 English 99 Wiley Group Project The Plan B Pill Some argue that by allowing the morning after pill drug to be sold to kids, would give them the consent to have sex. However, young kids are already having sex, whether Plan B is sold in pharmacies without a prescription. People argued that it was too dangerous for girls to be allowed this drug. They think girls wouldn’t understand the proper use, and might abuse it. The Plan B is legally available to girls age 17 with proof of age right now.
The problem would have never occurred if Kinsey was educated on sex as a teenager. This also impacted his work because couples would ask him for advice and he wasn’t sure of his answers. He felt like he had to do more research in order to give advice. Alfred’s theory, “everyone is different and yet everyone wants and tries to be the same,” I think means people are all different sexually. For example, some people can have orgasms quickly, as others take longer.
The reason that I feel that random drug testing in schools is important is because there are drugs everywhere and can easily be found. The main reason that many teens start using drugs is because of peer pressure and they feel that's there way of being accepted.The reason drug testing would help schools is because now the parents these students will be able to know if there child is possibly doing any drugs and can help prevent them from further use. The schools can also provide counseling for these students which can benefit a safe and private way to stop using drugs. Many students would probably resent the fact of talking a drug test so, I feel that two random drug test during the school year would let the school know if they are doing drugs and by the second drug test if they have chosen to keep doing drugs.And since most schools test only students who do something more than just show up for class—like join an after-school club, or play a sport—kids can avoid the activities rather than quit drugs. Drugs in school are a very big issue because schools are a drug free environment.
Alcohol advertising and product placements are very common and often occur on television and in radio shows for which the majority of the audience is underage, on Internet sites attractive to young people, and on billboards and in retail outlets where young people are frequently present. Advertising often uses youth oriented themes (Us Department Justice2002). Therefore we need to address the issues of alcohol advertisements so that they will not antis our children and draw them into drinking underage. References: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/PollVault/story?id=941810#.TyyYZcUeOAY Grube, J. Television alcohol
The other way is helping adolescents, teenagers, and young adults only to associate themselves with peer groups that can only positively influence their values and behaviors when growing up. Advertisements should also be made in such as the way they only reach their intended target market while at the same time encouraging people to drink responsibly. New and better laws, policies and strategies should be introduced and fully implemented, so as to discourage and control the consumption of alcohol by individuals below the legal drinking age limit (Bonnie & O’Connell 67). Nevertheless, under age drinking can be associated with undesirable consequences such as brain damage, death, depression, aggressive behaviors, injuries, and violence, among others. It is therefore only rational and prudent if all the relevant stakeholders, starting with the government up to the teenagers to join hands so as to discourage and control underage drinking.
Prescription Drugs the New High Abuse of prescription medicine is a growing problem among our youth. Believing that because it is legally obtained it’s acceptable. “Each generation typically finds a new illicit drug to make its own: LSD in the ‘70s, cocaine in the ‘80s, and Ectasy and herion in the ‘90s. Today’s middle and high school students are experimenting with prescription drugs.” (Costello, 2005) Over the internet, at a” Pharm Party,” even out of our own medicine cabinet pills are readily available. The question becomes who can help educate, prevent, and treat these teens.
Some believe such advertisements are used to capture the loyalty of adult consumers. Others however, argue that these companies advertise on children programs to persuade to minors that smoking and drinking is the correct path to take. Tobacco and alcohol companies make majority of their profit through long term customers, and use advertisement to persuade minors to start using their product. The Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids estimates that 6,281 kids became regular