Teenagers being stereotyped!

February 16, 2009 1:46pm CST
Me personally being 18 am still considered a Teen. But why is it, just because of knife crime, hoodies and so on, is it that people generally older people/adults assume we are all yobs and we are all bad. I know there are quite a lopt of people who, stick up for us, but I mainly blame it on the media, portraying young people as all the same when, there is only a clear minority that are involved in things like drungs, knife crime and so on....personally I feel very strongly about this subject and I probably could have written better about it, but I want to know your opinions on this subject and whether things are different in your country and in what way and so on?
2 responses
@maximax8 (30099)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 09
As a teenager I was quite a responsible person. I hated studying Science so I went to ask the head teacher if I could drop it and do another subject. So I happily studied Religious Education instead. I passed the exam in it so I was delighted. I had a club at lunch time once a week about caring for animals. There are many teenagers around today that are like I was at that time in my life. There are some teenage parents that I think are great for not having an abortion. I know some excellent and caring teenage mothers. Some teenagers go off the rails with their behavior and so it is sad when someone stereotypes all teenagers. Criminals in jail are all different ages. Young people vary widely and most are decent people. In any society there will be some bad people.
18 Feb 09
Totally true.
@Lore2009 (7386)
• United States
16 Feb 09
You are probably right that teens behaviors are enhanced by the media, but I also do find that during the age of my teens is when I was experiencing and making mistakes (of course much minor to murder!!). Certainly there are times that older adults and younger children that create these certain types of crime, but as you grow older you SHOULD learn from your mistakes.... but you are right that many do not.