Social issues of teenagers
need to be tackled with great understanding to provide a positive environment
to them. Find out the common issues of teenagers.
We find in the news and media quite a lot that since a long time social
issues and teenagers are somehow related to each other. There is a
point of debate over here, social issues are not necessarily caused by
teenagers at every instance, but there is no denying the fact that the majority
of such issues has teenage involvement.
Today, it is difficult to pinpoint any particular geographical area
where social issues of teenagers are prominent, but several studies across the
countries have revealed that these issues are more rampant in certain pockets
of the society. There can be a difference of opinion here too. Here are some
pointers where social issues and teenagers are interlinked:
These days teenagers are offered with enhanced independence compared to
the earlier generations. It has also been found that this enhanced independence
has led to the occurrence of more reporting of social issues. Teenagers are at
a stage in their lives where they are seeking answers to a lot of queries. This
leads to confusion which in turn leads to rebellion so as not to conform to the
rules and regulations. Teenagers are more inclined to seek the answers to their
queries from their peer groups than their parents. They feel that they are better accepted in their
peer group and try hard to be considered as a part of the cool and happening
crowd. In this condition, it often happens that they get involved in acts that
are the cause of specific social issues.
Bullying In School
We are all aware that bullying happens a lot in the high schools in
myriad forms. Often these acts of bullying are found to cause physical or
psychological injury and irreparable damage to the victim. This is a social
issue for sure and the point to note is that teens who get involved amongst the
group that pursue this “tradition” of bullying often get bullied to join the team. Earlier
bullying was in the form of abuse physical and verbal, different acts of
violence, and these days we find umpteen instances of cyber bullying as well.
One of the common issues which teenagers face is nothing but peer pressure. Peers are an undeniable influence on the life
and all the choices of the teens now. Parents may like or not, this is an
undeniable fact. When the influence is to say things like the hairstyle, the
type or brand of clothes, it is still adjustable, but when the influences begin
to affect the teen’s psyche in a way that he toes the line of illegal
activities, it is a major cause of worry for the parents and society at large.
Peer groups draw in the teens first through allurement, then through taunts and
finally by threatening. The victims get more and more drawn in into the vicious
circle and get involved in various forms of activities that are undesirable for
a healthy society.
Teenage is a very sensitive stage of a child’s
development and every parent has to go through this phase. It is challenging to
raise a teenager but parents can play an important role in helping them to deal
with the social issues. Parents are the only people who can help the child to
open-up and clearly discuss the social issues and help them cope with it.