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The environment therefore plays a big role in determining whether or not one is at-risk. This problem of at-risk youths is a national problem; every state has parents worrying about their youthful children. They are afraid because of the behaviour that their children acquire at these particular ages. It is for this reason that socialist look at various solutions to the problem. They look for various ways to make the teens busy to prevent them from getting involved in risky behaviors.
Almost 50% of all teenagers in the US are considered to be highly at-risk. The other 50% are also considered to be at-risk but the degree of risk is limited. This means that almost everyone is at risk whenever they are in their youthful stages meaning that they have to take care. The most likely people to be at-risk of getting into drugs and other harmful behavior are those that are brought up and raised by parents who practice the same behavior. For example, a female child raised by a commercial sex worker is at a higher risk of becoming a sex worker in the future (Donelan, 2008). Such teens need to get involved in various interesting activities that will keep their minds off dangerous activities. Art has been known to help these teens live a more positive and productive life. With the introduction of art into their lives, the teens can become productive rather than destructive. A good example of how art can be used to turn the lives of at-risk teens is the lives of rappers such as Tupac. Being raised in an environment full of drugs, rap music was able to prevent him from doing all the negative things he used to do to the society and as a result, helped him change his life for the better.
The environments in which these youths are raised also contribute a lot to the risk factor. Even though some surveys have shown that African American youths are more likely to be
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Low motivation was also closely linked to a plethora of other teenage problems, including "detrimental family background," "lack of preparation for learning," "disrespect for teachers," "participating in school violence," "truancy", "deviant behavior". (Vanderjagt, 2001, p.39) It this context, it is likely that inspiring and motivating teenagers can bring positive transformation in other areas of their lives, creating the groundwork for a healthy adult life.
This paper intends to discuss why teens go for plastic surgery and the related issues. Why Teens get Plastic Surgery? Surgeons suggest that elders and teens go for plastic surgeries for different reasons. For teens, the reason is mainly to stand out among their peers or get accepted by the society if they have a physical defect.
Generally, these students are low achievers and do not have a high self-esteem. Foster care refers to a system in which minors who have been placed under legal care are placed in the home of a foster parent, a state certified care giver. Children are normally placed under foster care when chronic or serious problems do not allow for their safety in their homes.
The typical course of marriage has admittedly changed, as more people seem to be cohabiting and postponing marriage now as compared to five decades ago. Research articles and books cite statistic after statistic to support the claim that marriage as an institution is in trouble (Cunningham & Thornton, 2005; Segrin & Nabi, 2002).
It has been noted that teenage drivers cause most traffic crashes. In fact, traffic crashes cause most deaths of teenagers in the US. Drivers between the ages of 16 and 19 years are the greatest violators of traffic rules causing most deaths on the roads.
This research paper aims to discuss the likelihood of the Facebook users to be at a risk of depression. The subject of Facebook users and their likelihood of being at risk of depression is considerably a newer area of research because different patterns of behavior of individuals associated with Facebook have been observed.
In spite of this fact being publicly known, still people are observed to continue smoking. This article focuses of one of the possible hypothesis for this prevalent trend i.e. showing smoking and tobacco in movies thereby influencing the impressionable youth.
In the United States, the problem of alcoholism in teenagers has been rated the highest than in any other developed nation in the globe. Statistics have in fact indicated that there is an increase in the number of underage drinking in the country.