These days, many children hold online relationships which could possibly lead to risky situations. One of the riskiest situations is sexting. Sending explicit photos to others could have many consequences such as the reveal to other individuals. The next thought when thinking of the risk of sending these photos is authority: usually the authority in this case are the parents of the individual being put into these situations. Should they be involved with their children’s online relationships?
Social media is a prominent aspect of the lives of many teenagers and even adults. It is a big part of my life as well. Social media is a way of communicating something quickly with a large group of people. People use it as a means of communicating with relatives and friends that live far away. It is not that expensive, and one app on their phone allows them to keep in contact with people in other countries. It is convenient and helpful in long distance relationships. It can also be harmful to youths and people in general.
Society as a whole hates being judged and we are always "seeking approval and acceptance" from those around us. We bully each other to avoid our own insecurities, whether it be how tall or short we are, skinny or overweight, smart or stupid. We all go through stressful times and doubt ourselves but we will never change if we don't adjust our mindset now. Individually, we have to accept ourselves in order for us to accept others. We are all different, no one is the exact same as another person.
In a beautiful night in the dubs, I drove my car throughout the night, lonely and desperate
He was awaiting for a text I assume, but then distracted being lost in the music
I was being very cautious on the dark broken roads yet very tempted
My phone kept blowing up with the same tone buzzing upon my seat
Not believing if it was him or not since he haven’t replied to me all day
Was it my partner texting me, oh shoot car !
That was a close one, I will keep my eyes on this damn road
I remembered that it was a school night at the moment driving though
OH MY GOD!!!!! It’s Justin Bieber! No wait ! Or is that Adam Levine?! Ever heard anyone say those names before? Or would it be considered the unspoken names of the heavens? Yea they are singers but has anyone considered that being obsessed over them is necessarily bad for us? It’s not necessarily bad, but it can be taken too far.
We live in a generation where we are admiring popstars. Yes, that’s no harm but to go to the extent of trying to harm themselves after knowing that Justin Bieber went to jail. #cutforbeiber
The Maze Runner by James Dashner is quite a popular book, and after reading it, I can see why. The book starts out with a great hook. The main character, Thomas, is just as confused about his new surroundings as the reader is, so I could connect with him in the process of learning about everything in The Maze. I really liked how Dashner didn’t just tell all of the details; he let Thomas find them out through his experiences. That, in turn, made things more interesting for me as well.
Today in society, music is everywhere. You can hear it blasting from cars, computers, people singing on the subway. It’s popularity, variety, and spread shows how much of a fundamental part of life it is. People can’t help but tap their foot to the tune of their favorite song or have a melody stuck in their head all day. Music always seems more interesting than actual life and talking so therefore it is also a go-to destresser. In general, music is important in the growth and shaping of teenage minds.
The Catcher in the Rye is a book written by the esteemed J.D Salinger and I have the honor of reading this book in my english class. The story is about a teenage boy, Holden, who attends an all boys boarding school. Unfortunately for Holden he has been kicked out of school and has yet to inform his parents.
My name is Ja’Myah Page and I am a student from Fremont High School. I chose to do my senior project on gun violence within the youth of Oakland, Ca. I chose this topic because I have family who have been involved on both ends of the crime. Here is an article I found about a mother who loses both of her teenaged sons within 19 days of each other due to gun violence. (http://www.cnn.com/2014/02/04/us/oakland-mother-loses-sons/) I also found a journal that tells numbers in how many teens were involved with guns, or suspected to have involvement. It also tells of programs to help stop it.
People say that true love is not real, but some people say otherwise. An example of true love is the book " Forever... " by Judy Bloom, this book is filled with intense and sincere love between Katherine and Michael. In this novel the main character Katherine is in a relationship with Michael. They simply can not get enough of each other, they go through things that you would not know and it gets intense. Although Katherine looks like she is not afraid about doing anything, in the book there are parts where we reveals how afraid she is of doing certain things.
Celia is a dynamic character. Her archetype changes over the course of the story. In the beginning of the book, she is the archetypal nobody.
But in the middle of the book, Celia has begun to transform into the archetypal player. Celia met her best friend’s cousin, Nicky and she fell in love at first sight. Nicky wants her to be with him. Evidence of this is in the middle of the book.
“15-year-old Celia falls for Nicky, the older cousin of her friend Cassie. After she experiences her first kiss and loses her virginity, Nicky chooses to ignore her and soon leaves for his home in Chicago.”
Physical abuse can start at a very young age without even knowing it, leading to more aggression as time passes. My research shows that females are the ones being more physically abused by males. Those who are being abused have the decision to get help. Abuse has been happening for many years, all over the world. Getting physically abused is and will always be an issue. Its an important issue today because nobody deserves to be treated that way and the victims should get help to get through it.
I've been applying for jobs for almost two years and I've never been hired. In California today, teenagers are being affected by a big issue. What are politicians doing to help unemployed teenagers? And is this a civil rights issue why or why not? This is an important issue because teenagers have a difficult time getting jobs. Though some may argue that employers are adding almost 200,000 new jobs every month, teenage unemployment is a civil rights issue because teens whose parents were wealthy were more likely to have a job than those whose parents had less income.
My research topic is employment. My group's research question is ¨How is the government helping unemployed teenagers, single parents, and immigrants? Is this a civil rights issue that needs to be addressed?¨ I predicted the research would show me what Oakland is doing for these unemployed people.
So far I've got a lot of information as far as unemployment rates in California. The best source I found is from a California State website. As of right now I can't answer my group's research question.
Those who don't know any better think that all teenagers are lazy and irresponsible. They might think this because teens are tired and when they are tired they do not feel like doing anything but we know when we feel like doing things. In the morning and at night after a long day we do not feel like doing most things. As teenagers we do not get enough sleep sometimes.
When we consider the issue of Teen Pregnancy , some might wonder: how teenagers can get pregnant and make decisions without speaking to their parents. Richard v. Reeves's article in the New York Times, "A Case for Shaming Teenage Pregnancy" (March 15, 2013) addresses this question because the article talks about different things that can bring shame to some people including teen pregnancy and drunk drivers. The article also talks about how people are quick to be judgemental without knowing ones situation.
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to change your whole personality by choosing a different faction? Or have you wondered if you move somewhere else, will you still see your family? If you truly thought about an answer to either of these questions, then read Divergent by Veronica Roth.
I have been researching Alcohol Abuse in teens for several weeks now. I recently tried a new way of doing research: using the site:.gov, .edu, etc. Using this method, I found many good articles from credible resources. From this research, the most interesting thing I have found was that alcohol affects reproduction. It has shown to reduce the amount of testosterone in a male's body and also has been tied with impotence. Alcohol is considered an anesthetic drug, and thus can interfere with sex life and reproduction. In females, alcohol has been shown to create many disabilities in children.
I have currently been conducting research on why the drinking age is 21 using EBSCO. The most interesting things that I have found in EBSCO have been studies conducted by universities studying the cognitive development of teens who have experimented with alcohol. Out of all these research papers and studies I rummaged through. The most interesting thing I found was in a study done over 30 years showed that teens who had experimented with alcohol before the age of 15 had an increased risk for addiction, pregnancy, crime, and sexually transmitted diseases.
I've been researching the reasons behind the law that regulates the age of alcohol purchase and consumption. From what I've found so far there are many physical and mental reasons that the United States has one of the highest alcohol consumption age limits in the world. The United states enacted the 21 year old law with Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984. This was a federal law that declared if states failed to comply with the drinking age act then the state would lose up to 10% of their funding for federal highways.
According to the National Sleep Foundation, teenagers need at least 8.5-9 hours of sleep every night. While it may sound realistic to tell a teenager to go to bed at 9:30 to wake up at 6, it's not quite that easy. Teenagers have a body clock all their own, one that does not allow them to fall asleep very easily before 11 p.m. - meaning 8.5 hours of sleep on a school night just might not be feasible. By this definition, nearly 100% of teens are sleeper deprived.
The book “Winter Girls” by Laurie Halse is a diary of a girl with Annerexia. The girl named Lia does not eat because she thinks that by eating only 500 calories a day rather than the standard 2000 she will be “strong”, “pure”, and “clean”.