What is wrong with today's teenage society?
March 15, 2007 5:44am CST
Do you ever notice a cycle of teenage society changing or evolving into a more deadlier dose of teenage problems? Give me your advice on this matter? do you think Teenagers are growing up worse then we we're or do you think it's societies perrils that are making it worse for everyone?
• United States
17 Mar 07
Each generation is worse than the last. A break down in morals and character. Computers are replacing inter actions with people, and people are very self centered. Don't forget to rate "best response" if you are happy with a reply. I see you are new. Good luck to mylot and have fun.
19 Mar 07
I agree with you very much so. The question is what's needed to be done to correct the situation? Do we need to put these kids in half-way homes? No im only kidding when I said that. But I definitely think strongly that the Schools should be doing more. Since our children are in school most of their childhood life.
15 Mar 07
Yeah!! that's really true. There are girls getting pregnant at a very young age. Teenagers nowadays are more liberated than before and they really fight for what they believe. I guess, it's the parents role also on how they bring up their children. How they teach them correct values. Parents should guide their children thoroughly and help them be a better person. But there are really instances that eventhough how much you bring up your child in a correct manner, still they will deviate. So, I guess outside world can also be of reason for these problems. I guess it's a matter of discipline and control..
15 Mar 07
Speaking of discipline and control, how can parents control and teach these children when the father and mother are out working? In the past, only men go to work and the women stay home and takes care of the children. And there is a less percentage of teenagers going astray during those times when mothers are present in these childrens' growth and development. I'm not saying that married women with kids should stop working. But we have to pay the price for something.
15 Mar 07
I totally agree with you Stargazer. Now and days both parents have to work their butts off to make ends meet. Which means half the time nobody is at home to guide these children in the right direction. As well with the amount of youth programs cut back - this was a really stupid part on our gov't, but hey they are only teenagers right? Wrong, they are the next generation. It's going to get ugly before it gets better...
15 Mar 07
Teenage problems differ from region to region. For instance, in comparatively undeveloped regions, children spend a considerable time playing exhaustive games like football, running and jumping. Where as in the developed regions, due to the availability of the alternative entertainments like TVs, internet, video games etc, they don't do a lot of physically exhaustive activities, which leads to problems like obesity. Thus, in turn they suffer psychological problems as they think they're plump because of excessive eating. One of the most common problems of the children of the developed countries is the very early exposure to vulgar scenes in the TVs and the bold lyrics in musics. And the widespread media coverage and exaltation about the innumerable break ups of the celebrities which make the children think it is a fashionable thing to dump several lovers.
15 Mar 07
I think now more that ever teenagers are being bombarded with crap that can't help but influence the way they are growing up. See see crap in the media and violence on t.v. and on their computers and with all generations, they are becoming a product of their environment.