Prevent crime in teens by being a part of social
life of the teen and making him understand your view point. Here is how you can
help the teen feel safe and secure.
Crimes in our society are not a rarity
anymore. You cannot turn a blind eye to it, and neither can you expect your
teen to remain unaffected by it. Rather you need to take adequate measures so
that your teen is safe and does not indulge in any criminal behaviour.
Help your teen grow up with all the challenges in life into a mature and
responsible individual. Help him understand that there are risks around and he
is expected to conform to certain behaviours. Explain that a person is considered
to be a grown up individual when he acts responsibly and take accountability
for his or her actions. These are some basic ways in which you can do your bit
to prevent crimes
in the teen.
Your Concern Regarding Their Safety
Let your teen know that you care for
them and are concerned about their well-being. But keep in mind, that your
approach should not be an intrusive one, or border on obsession. Give space to
your teen and be honest with your approach. Let them know that when they are
going about or are out, you need to know about it, as you will be able to help
if there is any trouble. Your genuine, firm but casual approach will help your
teen be honest
with you as well. Assure them that you are there for help should they
experience any crime or fear any.
Anger Management Techniques
Teenage is a volatile stage. The
hormones are racing and so is the temper. With a disturbed external
environment, presence of peer
pressure, the teen can be in a real foul
mood at a given point of time. Even a small issue can result in tempers flaring
up from all sides and the consequence is neither healthy nor desirable. So
encourage the teen develop some habits that will help him control his emotions
why they fly off the handle. But then do not give the impression that anger is
something bad, help them understand that being angry is natural, and it is
equally important that the anger be controlled.
the Teen the Importance of Peace
For this, make sure that you have a
peaceful atmosphere at home. If the teen
finds himself in a disturbed family environment filled with tension, he will
not understand the need and importance of retaining peace and calm, even if you
endlessly preach on it. Let him see and learn that conflicts and issues can be
resolved effectively in peace through open communication too. A peaceful
environment automatically renders a positive impact on the mind of the teen and
he will readily learn to value it as well.
Whether the Teen Is Bullied
It is often found that teens engage in
criminal acts when they are bullied as a sort of retaliation, or they get
involved in bullying. Either way, the objective is to stop bullying. If your
teen has turned a bully, you will note certain obvious signs in his like,
sudden and uncontrolled aggression, with or without provocation. And if the
teen is being bullied, he will turn distant and withdraw into a shell. Keep an
eye for these behavioural changes and immediately sit with the teen to
understand the actual situation.
Finally, help the teen feel safe and
secure. The natural vulnerability of the teenage often makes the teens to
indulge in various criminal activities as they crave for attention, affection
and be acknowledged. Enhance the social life of the teen. Make him an active
participant of communities and functions. Help him develop and improve his
social skills and feel himself as a member of the community.
Last but not the least, help him
understand that each member of the society is accountable for his respective
behaviour and no one can get away by committing a certain crime. Teach him the
importance of being a law abiding citizen. Help him understand in detail the
various acts that are considered to be criminal offenses and he needs to stay
away from groups indulging in them, and report to you if he is experiencing any
in his respective environment.