Teens today will do almost anything to fit in or be cool. Peer pressure is a huge part of teens doing drugs. Teens think it is cool to rebel against authority. If a certain crowd is doing something illegal others will follow to try to fit in. Even if a teen has never considered doing drugs they might do it just to fit in with their friends.
In those core abilities, cadets learn morals and are individualized from the teenage stereotype; something peer pressure plays a great role in. Individuality is crucial in the development of a teenager as they become adults. Though most would not admit, a teenager's beliefs and opinions are vulnerable like an unsupervised child. Like any scientist, teenagers make mistakes, but as social scientists we all learn to test many proposals in hopes to gain positive results. High school students, especially in urban areas, are found to be rebellious and one in a crowd of many.
Why did I start smoking?) Adults may look back at questionable choices in their earlier years to try to understand the underlying reasons but to comprehend those choices is almost impossible. In the article, “Who’s Minding the Teenage Brain?” Richard Monastersky explains that “the neural systems [in the adolescent brain] that respond to thrills, novelty, and rewards develop well before the regulatory systems that rein in questionable actions.” Therefore, teenagers may be able to channel feelings of excitement, but their under-developed brains have trouble discerning good from bad. According to studies on the adolescent brain, “a teenager’s developing brain is hard-wired to seek out exciting and potentially dangerous situations”(Monastersky). Monastersky speaks about the major developmental changes in the adolescent brain and how an adolescent brain contrasts with that of a fully developed adult.
All teens should have a chance to be involved with others in a positive way, and without community groups going out and searching for them, its not going to happen. It is sad to me that people in control who have the opportunity to change lives of young people would rather let them go about their lives rather than coming around them and leading them in the right path.Teens need role models in their lives, and when adults disown them, then they feel worthless. Good role models set positive examples for teenagers and help counter negative influences they meet during teenage years. It is common for teenagers to view movie stars, sports figures, singers and TV actors as role models. While entertainment figures can serve as positive influences, teenagers gain greater influence from role models they can communicate and form relationships with.
These drugs are marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methadone, crack, and so on. There are many other hard drugs. Marijuana is very popular throughout the United States and as a result, teenagers abuse this drug because they do not see marijuana as a harmful. Marijuana has its own risks and dangers but many adolescents just don't realize it. Also, it can be very addicting and most adolescents who have been exposed to marijuana at a young age have parents who also smoke it.
As a parent of my own two teenagers, being in agreement with their choice of clothing sometimes comes to a battle stand. I do not want my children exposing themselves any more than necessary to the public in general or at school. As a result, Wayne County School District Board is convening soon to again review the dress code policy that is in place for our county. Uniforms and stricter dress codes are ever becoming the more positive choice at hand, both the educators and for parents like me. Much to the chagrin of my teens, I will be voting in favor of uniforms, or the strictest dress code policy options available.
Analyze the conflicts peer pressure and substance use and abuse has on adolescence. Peer pressure can certainly lead to substance use and even abuse, but do these things have an effect on adolescent children, and if so, how? Young adults spend more waking hours with their peers than with anyone else, so the likeliness that they are going to be faced with the conflict of trying drugs and or alcohol is likely unavoidable. Peer influences have been found to be among the strongest predictors of drug use during adolescence (umich.edu). The family dynamic may also have bearing on the level of influence that peers have on a child to decide to dabble in substances, such as if the child is in a single parent home, if the parents or parent use drugs and alcohol themselves, the availability of the drugs, and the neighborhood that the child lives.
Unfortunately it seems there is more our society can do to help prevent this trend. Drugs are a growing problem with teenagers in our society because parents and the community do not provide enough drug education. Conclusion This trend is in a spiral whirlwind out of control within our youth in society. There are so many educational plans and information to educate the students, parents, school administrators and society as a whole. With the danger explained in detail to teenagers and also teaching how to stand up to peer pressure, this will provide extra assurance and confidence within the teenagers to stand up for their belief in not participating in drugs.
Should Drinking Be Allowed For Teens? Being a teenager depends; people like to use alcohol, especially teens. For several reasons; celebration, peer pressure, anxiety, sadness, boredom, rebellion and insomnia are just a few. The alcohol and safe-ride programs should be available at schools. Teens don’t think that teens they should drink a lot.
They have to be proactive and take the initiative to cultivate these skills that will prove to be immensely rewarding later in life. Students need to avoid peer pressure, don’t get involved with the wrong crowd, and avoid relationships that will distract them from achieving their goals. Making friends is very essential for students, but they need to choose their friends wisely. Popularity is a huge thing these days in high school; it’s a difficult situation because as teenagers they want to follow the crowd. They crave