Teenage Drinking - 1,551 words
Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer. [That's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined]. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Some parents say, "their kids would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more than the average teen. (MADD, 00) One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother or even someone off o ...
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Teenage Drinking - 827 words
Who influences the alcohol use and misuse of British teenagers? Although the health risks of Heavy drinking is known and understood, the social habit continues to be accepted as a cultural norm. Is it? Surprising then, that the young people are beginning to drink at school ages. It is illegal to purchase An alcoholic drink under the age of 18, it would appear through the current research that teenage drinking A recent Scottish survey by McKegney N et al (1996), found that at least 50% of teenagers by the age of 14 had been drunk one or more occasion. Another National study by McMiller and Plant (1996) showed that 77.9% of 15-16 year olds have experienced intoxication. 50.3% of these had cons ...
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Teenage Pregnancy The Issuesthe Causes And The Effects - 1,071 words
A social activist, writer, teacher, and graduate from Queens College, Toni Cade, who later changed legally to Toni Cade Bambara, is one of the representatives of the Afro- American writers and black socially political black activist in American history. She has made many contributions to the inner city especially in her own upbringing in Bed- Stuy, NY and Harlem where she was born, March 25, 1939. Growing up in what was then one of the roughest cities she managed to succeed in life with her many accomplishments but not without the help of her two dearest mentors for whom she cared greatly. Miss Naomi and Miss Gladys, both whom were there during her adolescence to give her advice on life whet ...
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Teenage Pregnancy The Issuesthe Causes And The Effects - 1,032 words
... ure V. Outro A. Rephrase thesis B Summarize Themes 1. Teen issues C. Clintcher 1. Final thought on issue "Being a teen mother has had a great impact on my life." It has really made my outlook on the future change. Now that i've became a parent I not only have to worry about my future but my baby's future outlook. Before I got pregnant I wasn't really taking school serious and just considering college but now things have changed. My grades have gone up and I now have began to plan for the future. In examining the issue of teenage pregnancy in the 90's it becomes evident that teenage pregnancy rates are on the rise, teens dealing with pregnancy have issues, and there are several responsibi ...
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Teenage Birth Control Rights - 1,322 words
Commentary: Teenage Birth Control Rights In today's world, there are conflicts over the confidentiality of police reports, conflicts over the right to have an abortion, and conflicts over the release of personal medical records for public knowledge. All of these pressing issues have at least one thing in common-they are all issues of privacy. Many discussions take place regarding adults rights to privacy. Yet the same adults, who are so concerned over their rights, have proposed laws that limit the rights of teenagers. One of these bills, which regarded Title X (Ten) Birth Control Clinics, passed the U.S. House of Representatives in October of 1998. Legislators need to realize that pushing p ...
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Teenage Communication - 1,868 words
At a family home, in the living room, immediately following dinner, is where I begin my observations. I have chosen to observe teenagers communicating. I chose this as my topic of observation because I believe that it will be very interesting to see teenagers converse and use slang and body language, or nonverbal communication. I believe teenagers speak their minds most of the time so it will be fun seeing what they are thinking and how they communicate. My observational period is brief and definitely not adequate time to gain a complete view of teenage communication. But it is enough to give us a taste of what teenage communication is like. My first observation is of teenagers communicating ...
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Teenage Curfews - 526 words
Should our teens have a teen curfew implemented in our neighborhood? What is there to do so late at night? Thats what many parents ask their children. But The answer they get out of their kids is usually the biggest lie ever. Imposing a curfew to Keep our teenagers off the streets at night isnt the answer. Curfews are an impractical Solution to a serious problem, says Bob Harkins of the Teenage Review. Todays kids Arent likely to listen to theses laws anyway. In order for a curfew to work parents would Have to implement it. Todays police officers are to busy and the lack the numbers to Baby-sit our countries children. Plus in order for this to work you would need the parents Support, and man ...
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Teenage Acholism - 1,660 words
Most teenagers today are using the "most abused drug," alcohol. Four percent of college students drink alcohol daily. Nearly half of college students are binge drinkers (Facts and Statistics, www.glness.com/ndhs/stats.html). Of the teenagers that do drink, 39% say that they drink alone, 58% say that they drink when they are upset, 30% say that they drink when they are bored, and 37% say that they drink to feel high (Troubled Drink, www.alcoholismhelp.com/help/youth/letter2.html). Most people think that teenagers do no start drinking until they are in their late teens. However, Wilbur Cross (1979) says that most teens have had experiences with alcohol by the time they are thirteen. This is de ...
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Teenage Smoking - 420 words
There are several causes for teenage smoking, as well as many effects. There are no positive effects of teenage smoking, so there are no only negative causes for teenage smoking. The effects of teenage smoking can be both physical and mental. Despite all of the warnings there are, teenage smoking is not on a decline. Teenage smoking has many causes. Several teens take that first puff just to try something new. One might see his or her peers smoking and think it is the coolest thing. One that has grown up with a parent that smokes might think that smoking is okay and is unaware of the dangers smoking causes. Other teens may begin smoking to rebel There are several physical effects of teenage ...
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Teenage Consumers - 2,143 words
As the sun shines a little bit too brilliantly through the window and your silver-plated designer alarm clock blares, you roll out of bed. Being the troubled, sassy, and tired genius teenager that you are, you reach for your Sony laptop and hurriedly cram it into your North Face backpack. You smile at the originality of its buttons and patches that don street smart sayings whose purpose are to differentiate your black bag from all of the other clones that are seen in your schools hallways. As you stumble out your front door, Diet Coke and Pop-tart in hand, you dont stop to realize that you are being sucked into a black hole that has made you and teens like yourself the biggest group of consu ...
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Teenage Consumers - 2,193 words
... grown up with computer and internet technology, they are totally comfortable with it. This has proved to be the newest medium used by advertisers to reach their teenage consumers. A massive 19 million teens own computers, and 71 percent use the internet on a constant basis (Parr 65). Teenagers should also beware the advertisements that idolize celebrities. Teens need to remember that just because their favorite musician is shown in an advertisement, that it does not mean that he is using the product or even has any interest in what is being sold. He is doing the commercial because he is getting paid, and the marketers know that his appearance with their product will boost its sales. As t ...
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Teenage Pregnancy - 544 words
Teenage pregnancy is normally something unexpected and something that could ruin a young womans life. There is a continuing increase in teenage pregnancy. This increase is a major concern because teenage mothers and their babies face more risks to their health. The birth rate for young teens (age 15 to 17) is steadily rising. Between 1986 and 1991, the rate increased by 27 percent (from a rate of 30.5to a rate of 38.7 per 1,000 women). In 1991, nearly 4 in 100 girls ages 15 to 17 had a baby. About 1 million teenagers become pregnant each year, and more than 530,000 give birth. Nearly 13% of all U.S. births in 1991 were to teens. Teens often have poor eating habits, and may smoke, drink alcoh ...
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Teenage Smoking - 1,572 words
This is a story about Stephanie. When she was 16 she had her first cigarette, in the back of her friends car. Her friend lit up a cigarette for herself and then offered Stephanie one. Stephanie knew that smoking was bad for you, but everyone else she knew had tried it. She wanted to feel like she fit in. She smoked the cigarette and thought to herself, "Hey, this is pretty cool. I feel so relaxed. Two years later, Stephanie was a senior and smoking a pack a day. She found it hard to make it through her eight hour school day without having a smoke. She knew she was addicted, but liked the fact that she was part of the smoking crowd in her school. Four years later and about 450 packs of cigare ...
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The Growing Number Of Teenage Girls Being Stricken With Eating Disorders Today - 649 words
An eating disorder is defined as a preoccupation with dieting and thinness leading to excessive weight loss. Ten years ago, the number of teenagers who suffered from eating disorders was less than 500,000. Today, there are more than three million teenage girls, in the U.S. alone, being stricken with diseases such as anorexia and bulimia. The alarming fact is that more than 15% of these girls will die. There are a number of different causes behind the developement of eating disorders. The stress put on young girls by the opposite sex and the fact that young girls face constant exposure to the "be thin" message from television, movies, fashion magazines, and the diet industry. Yet, the number ...
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The Wrong Side Of The Road - Teenage Drivers - 728 words
In recent years, more than 5,900 teenagers died in the United States from motor vehicle crash injuries. Such injuries are by far the leading public health problem for young people 13-19 years old (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety [IIHS], 2004). Drivers are not the only ones at risk. Teenagers who are passengers in others vehicles make up a startling 87% of the fatality statistic. Lack of driving experience, disregard for traffic laws, and quick access to full driving privileges contribute to teen death. To reduce teen driving fatalities, successful completion of driver education classes provided by public and private schools should be mandatory for all teenagers prior to receiving thei ...
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Teenage Sex: An Almost Unnoticeable Problem - 1,236 words
Teenagers in the United States are experimenting with sexual activities more and more today than ever before, and the sad thing about this issue is that it is becoming common-place in our society, because it is not being frowned upon as it were just a couple of years ago. It is now a known fact that majority of high school aged boys and girls would have engaged in some sort of sexual activity by the time they graduate high school. 50% of girls and women aged 15 to 19 told the National Center for Health Statistics they had had sex,  55% of single males ages 15 to 19 have had sex (Maggie Gallagher). Also alarming, is the growing rate of children having sexual intercourse before they are of t ...
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Teenage Sex: An Almost Unnoticeable Problem - 1,204 words
... s decision making than it did in the past. PART II: THE EFFECTS One major consequence attributed to having sex as a teenager, and even as an adult is the acquiring of diseases. Diseases in this respect are not limited to just those that affect the physical well-being of a person but also that which affects the mental well-being of the person. Sexually transmitted diseases (STD) are gaining more and more publicity. Every year more and more teenagers are getting infected with some form of sexually transmitted disease. Health professionals continue to be concerned about sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), AIDS in particular, among the adolescent population . At the end of 1999, there we ...
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Teenage Driver Statistics - 445 words
Teens face many responsibilities in life. Theyre just getting out on their own and learning about life. Driving however is probably the biggest responsibility that they face in every day life. Statistics show that teen drivers have the highest accident rate out of all drivers. Its not that they dont try but they are just learning to drive so of course theyre going to have accidents. Most people think that if you slap on a bunch of restrictions that it will help prevent all teen accidents. There are many new waiting periods and restrictions for teen drivers. They must wait 6 months after getting their permits before they can get their real licenses, and they also have to have 60 hours of inst ...
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Teenage Preoccupations In Ten Things I Hate About You - 1,520 words
Set in the fictional Padua High School (and filmed in handsome locations in Seattle and Tacoma), "10 Things I Hate About You" deliriously hurls us into a single-minded teen milieu, creating a definite look, code of manners and witty jargon that encloses us in a strictly contemporary world. It's Shakespeare by way of "Dawson's Creek," and it's engaging fun. Padua High is the home-away-from-home for the cheerily popular Bianca, one of two Stratford sisters around which Junger's action swirls. Bianca (played by Larisa Oleynik) is one of the most popular girls in school, but her style is being cramped by her doctor-father (Larry Miller) and her sister Kat (beguiling Julia Stiles), a budding femi ...
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Examination Of Teenage Lifestyles - 903 words
Many adults say that teens live a frivolous life of friends and parties. Times have changed since these adults were teens themselves and the constant pressures from parents, other adults, school, and friends have changed also. The time era, changes in lifestyle, and emotional pressures have been drastically altered to almost unbearable for todays teens. The changes in time are very important when talking about the difference in teen stress. In the years of the twentieth century, back in ancient times, when adults today were once teenagers there were fewer things to worry about. In the fifties it was the Leave It to Beaver era where most mothers stayed at home to clean, fathers came home happ ...
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