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Unemotional Teenage Pregnancy in "Juno" - Skinny, blonde and beautiful. Perfect. This is the message the media gives out. You open up a magazine and see images of perfect, airbrushed, stick thin women. In television adverts the women are bright smiled, big haired and flawless. So are these women idols for young girls. Are they the stereotype. Even the majority of teen flicks use the modelesque young actresses. Is this right. However, 2007s Juno was a different story. Quirky, witty, Juno (Ellen Page) was a not so stereotypical American, 16 year old girl....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy, Juno, ] 904 words
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Research Proposal: Exploring the Causes of Teenage Pregnancy in the UK - ... Here, assumption of the general view of the researcher about the event or phenomenon understudy is made. The research philosophy you decide to use actually reflects that one accepts some particular assumptions about the way he/she envisages the world. There are four main types of research philosophies and they are: positivism, Realism, Interpretivism and pragmatism. The widely used philosophies are positivism and Interpretivism (Saunders et. al. 2010). Interpretivism research philosophy focuses on conducting subjective research so as to yield fresh knowledge by means of observation of social events or phenomenon (Saunders et al., 2010)....   [tags: Teenage Pregnancy in the UK]
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Poverty Among Teenage Mothers and The Child’s Outcome - ... Therefore, these mothers will not get a well-paying job to raise their child. Teen mothers are more likely to live apart from the father of their child than older mothers, and they tend to get very little child support. “About 24 percent of teen mothers reported receiving a form of child support. However, among those who did receive child support, they only got on averaged about $2,000 per year. In addition, children who live apart from their fathers are more than three times as likely to be poor than children living with both parents to¬gether” (Stewart Ng and Kaye, 2012b, p....   [tags: poverty, teenage mothers, single parents]
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Teenage Suicide: A Harsh Reality of Technology’s Hand in Today’s Bullying - When asked what the major cause of teenage suicide is, most people would conclude depression or drugs. The twenty-first century, however, has a new cause on the rise: bullying. Although bullying is receiving unprecedented awareness and advocacy in schools and the media, startling reports of victims taking their lives are uncovering new realities. Suicide is often the horrific result for many teenagers feeling all alone, left with no means to escape the hurtful torture inflicted by bullying. Bullying has become broad and extensive with teenagers revealing its ugly nature in ways far more diverse than ever before....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 949 words
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The Media's Influence on Teenage Suicide - The Media's Influence on Teenage Suicide      Fiction: Only “bad” kids who have the wrong friends and bad lives commit suicide. Fact: Kids who have the right friends and a bright future in front of them commit suicide. Fiction: Music, movies, and other forms of media do not influence teenagers in any way, shape, or form. Fact: Music, movies, and other forms of media are influencing teenagers to commit suicide.      Teenage suicide is on the rise at an alarming rate. While depression and other social pressures play a significant role in suicide among teenagers, there is evidence showing that music, movies, and other ways the media portrays suicide as glamorous and noble is having a major in...   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Suicide in Death by Landscape - Teenage Suicide in Death by Landscape Margaret Atwood is the Canadian author of "Death by Landscape" which is a short story pulled from her novel, Wilderness Tips. This story highlights a huge problem in today's society, teenage suicide. Wilderness Tips was published in 1991, which is during the time of suicide "clusters" in the teenage population. These so called clusters began in the late 80's. Some experts indicate that suicide has always been a problem but was never seriously acknowledged until the late 1980's....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 750 words
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The Problem of Teenage Suicide - The Problem of Teenage Suicide Most everyone at some time in his or her life will experience periods of anxiety, sadness, and despair. These are normal reactions to the pain of loss, rejection, or disappointment. Those with serious mental illnesses, however, often experience much more extreme reactions, reactions that can leave them mired in hopelessness. And when all hope is lost, some feel that suicide is the only solution. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, scientific evidence has shown that almost all people who take their own lives have a diagnosable mental or substance abuse disorder, and the majority have more than one disorder....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Informative Speech on Teenage Suicide - Look around at your peers in the school. How many of them wish they were dead. When 13.7% of males and 30.1% of females in 10th grade say they seriously consider committing suicide, we need think about what is wrong. What makes these 15 and 16 year olds that have so much of their life left to live want to die. 14% of teens said they tried to kill themselves. That’s like having 3 people in our class who have tried to commit suicide. The pressures of life at our age are difficult but they’re not so difficult that 4,135 teenagers a year should be killing themselves....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 677 words
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Causes of Teenage Suicide - Every year thousands of youth in the United States die, not by car accidents or diseases, but by their own hands. Every 90 seconds a teenager commits suicide. Suicide is the third leading cause of death among 15 to 25 year olds. Suicide accounts for 12 percent of the mortality in the adolescent and young adult group. Males are more likely than females to follow through with suicide. For every successful suicide there are fifty to one hundred adolescent suicide attempts. More than five percent of all teenagers try to commit suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 534 words
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage Suicide The killing of own life intentionally is referred as suicide. Over the past years, American society has been concerned about this issue, especially teenage suicide. The suicide rate among teenagers is not constant for a period of time; it keeps changing over time. Most of the time, the suicide rate among boys is greater than that among girls. Different types of people in our society respond to this issue in different ways. Earlier in this year, some 932 parents of adolescents completed a questionnaire of 30 common psychological medical concerns of adolescence, among which suicide was one item....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1311 words
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Teenage Suicide - Missing Works Cited Teenage Suicide Suicide is an issue that many young people struggle with everyday. Suicide is the third leading cause of death, behind accidents and homicide, among adolescents. The middle teenage years are the years with the greatest incidence of teen suicide (Fritz, 2001). 7 percent of youths under the age of 25 have attempted suicide at least once (Psychology Today, 2001). These statistics alone show that teenage suicide is something that needs to be dealt with. There are many risk warning signs, and ways to prevent teenage suicide....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1309 words
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage Suicide Each day 86 Americans take their own lives and another 1,500 attempts to do so. Even more disturbing is that suicide among a young people nation wide have increased dramatically in recent years. In fact thousands of teenagers each year commit suicide. It is the third leading cause of death among young adults aged 15-24. With the first two leading causes being unintentional injury and homicide. There are many reasons why teenagers feel the need to take their own life. They are at a time in their life where they are strongly feeling stress, confusion, self doubt, pressure to succeed, and other fears while growing....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Suicide - Teenage suicide has become a critical, national problem the extent of which is mind boggling. From 1980 to 1992 the rate of suicides involving persons from the ages of 10-14 years old has increased by 120 percent, and has increased 28.3 percent when involving persons from the ages of 15-19 years old (Suicide 451). More recently in a poll of 3,210 high-school honor students, a stunning one-quarter have seriously considered suicide (Eaton 15). Suicides have been proven to be one of the leading causes of death among teens, falling second only to accidents (Roberts 45)....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays] 1202 words
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Teenage Suicide -      When people think about suicide, they think about someone taking their life away on purpose, or in other words it means, “to kill yourself” (Marcus 1). Suicide is a dramatic word that can change the way people view things in life. It is a thought that brings a teen to the point of self-murder. It is an event where a young one feels desperation and pain just before pulling the trigger or jumping off the bridge. Many of those who have thought about suicide or have committed suicide have done so because their life has changed, and many are having difficulty adjusting to it....   [tags: Teenage Suicide Essays]
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Teenage Pregnancy in American Culture -      In recent years, teenage pregnancy has been labeled a major issue amongst teens that it can be known as an “Epidemic.” Is teenage pregnancy directly responsible for a host of society’s ills. Increasing teenage pregnancy rate translates directly into increasing rates of “school failure,” early behavioral problems, drug abuse, child abuse, depression, and crimes. Many social problems can be directly attributed to the poor choices of teenage girls.      The talk shows today are flooded by episodes dealing with teen pregnancies....   [tags: Teen Teenager Pregnant] 2352 words
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Teenage Pregnancy and Social Exclusion - There are corresponding meanings to the concept of social exclusion as people have different views. It is often defined as people who exclude themselves from mainstream society through their own form of action and values in which they believe. However, as practitioners accumulate knowledge and experience they will begin to define social exclusion (Pierson, 2009, p.5). Social exclusion causes individuals to become disadvantaged; this is not just within the economy but through other extents such as education, culture and being a citizen within society (Bonell et al, 2003, p.871)....   [tags: Social Exclusion: Adolescents]
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The Effects of a Teenage Wasteland - ... Nobody is perfect. Realizing the imperfections of the child helps a parent better understand the type of encouragement and guidance the child might need to become a more productive adolescent. Secondly, patience is another key component to an effective parent-child relationship. Some parents assume that if a child isn’t doing so well in school, the child will struggle with learning all his or her life. A parent must understand that one failure does not mean a child is made to be a failure. Having patience and allowing your child time to do better will help him or her grow up to be more of a well rounded adult....   [tags: parenting values, anne tyler, teen behavior]
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Teenage Pregnancy and the Media - There is a great debate on whether or not mass media has an influence on teenage pregnancy. A study done by the RAND Corporation shows that teens are twice as likely to have sex or engage in sexual acts if they see similar sexual behavior in the media. Many objects in the media that involve sex target teens. Reality TV shows and teen dramas often portray the "cool kids" as the ones who are having sex (Chandra).Today’s teens are highly influenced by what they see in the media and this can change their behavior and choices....   [tags: Media ]
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Teenage Pregnancy in the Bahamas - Teenage pregnancy in the Bahamas Every society is affected by teenage pregnancy which is a multifaceted problem that can pose social, economic and health issues. Teenage pregnancy inadvertently contributes to the escalating volume of single parent families in the Bahamas. According to the Department of Statics a single parent home is considered to be a home in which the parents are not married. Although the birth rate fluctuates, births to single mothers have escalated over the past forty years in the Bahamas from 29% (1970) to 62% (2009)....   [tags: Single Mothers, Social Issues]
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The Problem of Teenage Depression - Depression is a huge problem for teenagers in America, according to the Mayo Clinic “Depression affects 20% of teens in the United States” (“Diseases and Conditions ”). That is an alarming amount of teenagers who experience this life-consuming illness. Many people assume a teenager’s change in behavior is another phase that will die out in a month or so; however, there is more to it than what many people think. Teen depression is as old as time itself and can be defined as “… a strong mood involving sadness, discouragement, despair, or hopelessness that lasts for weeks, months, or even longer” (“Depression”)....   [tags: health, teenagers]
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Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented - Teenage Pregnancy: It Can Be Prevented According to the Students Against Destructive Decisions website there are more than 750,000 teen pregnancies a year. Teen pregnancy is one of the most difficult issues that teens and their families face today. Most teen pregnancies causes both involved to take up low paying jobs, drop out of school, and continue to become more and more stressed from then on. Schools offer sex education classes, but direct it fully towards abstinence. In this decade, many more kids are becoming sexually active....   [tags: Social Issues Teen Pregnancy]
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A World of Teenage Pregnancy - ... Because believe it or not teens are going to be informed on everything parents or schools are trying to protect them from anyway, whether from personal interaction or media influence. If students do learn about this information through peers and the media, they may be mislead and suddenly the idea of teaching them about sex, has become minor to the possible outcomes like STDs or becoming pregnant. Students that are required by the School Board of Education to take sexual education classes are more likely to receive and apply the information learned because they are surrounded by their peers when educated about it, this will ensure that they all receive they same knowledge, so it is not a...   [tags: affordable contraceptives, sex education]
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The Average Teenage Girl: Now and Then - The story of Romeo and Juliet still holds great pull and significance in today’s society, regardless of the differences in beliefs and principles between William Shakespeare’s audience 500 years ago, and audiences at present. Teenagers all over the world have been able to relate with the play’s plot, characters, and themes for centuries. One relation that is commonly made is that of Juliet Capulet and the everyday teenage girl. Although Juliet and I are both very good girls to an extent and we are both hopeless romantics that may fall in love to quickly, we are different in regards to our relationship with our parents and our ability to create witty remarks during a conversation....   [tags: Character Analysis] 991 words
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Teenage Obesity in The United States - ... Also, there is a chance that an obese teenager will be obese when they become an adult. In addition to that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the percentage of adolescents aged 12–19 years who were obese increased from 5% to nearly 21% over the same period” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 806). While the percentage of overweight teens is ever increasing, “more than one third of children and adolescents were overweight or obese” (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 806)....   [tags: loosing weight, energy, patient]
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Teenage Driving: A Fatal Mistake - ... This is not entirely true, if we raise the driving age, we should also raise the amount of time a teen has a learner’s permit. If we increase the learner permit time this could help teenagers gain experience behind the wheel. Not only will they have a longer time to learn the basics of driving, they will learn how to be responsible behind the wheel. "Circumstances conspire against young drivers. Their youth and lack of experience create a deadly mix which means one in five will have an accident within the first six months of passing their test (Escobales).” “The survey showed 61% of teens admitting to risky driving habits....   [tags: experience, prevention, driver's license]
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Teenage Pregnancy in the US - Teen Pregnancy: A New Option of Prevention According to the Center for Disease Control, teen pregnancy has seen a slight downward shift in the past few years. However, this is not to say that the epidemic is somehow getting itself under control. In fact, the CDC reported that a much higher rate of teen birth, sexually transmitted diseases, and abortions are much higher that those of other western industrialized countries. There are several factors that plays a huge role in decreasing these amount of teen pregnancy and can be easily remedied when plans are implemented that actually work....   [tags: Consequences, Prevention Program] 794 words
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Media Influence of Teenage Pregnancy - “In 2012, there were 29.4 births for every 1,000 adolescent females ages 15-19, or 305,420 babies born to females in this age group” (Hamilton). Teenage pregnancies were once regarded as normal. Women were once expected to be married and have a family at a young age to ensure lifelong stability. In modern times, teenage pregnancy is considered a taboo subject. MTV began a reality television show in 2009 that popularized pregnancy amongst adolescent females. There are many factors that add to the risk of becoming pregnant during adolescent years, but glamorizing the subject has shown to be the top reason....   [tags: teen mom, abstinence]
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Increasing Rates of Teenage Pregnancy - The problem to be addressed by this proposal is the issue of teenagers pregnancy rates are increasing. Since 2007 we have steadily be rising by 1% every year (Center for Disease Control). In addition we are ranked as the number one nation in the world for having the most teenagers becoming parents. Are teenagers being prepared and educated adequately in the dangers of sexually transmitted diseases and the risks of pregnancies. In my experience no, just last year I had a freshman student who gave birth in October....   [tags: Sex Education] 967 words
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Barbie the Teenage Fashion Doll - The idea of Barbie came about when a woman named Ruth Handler was watching her daughter play with dolls. In the 1950’s, girls of all ages only had paper or cardboard dolls to play with and preferred to play with cut outs of teenagers and adult dolls. So, Ruth Handler thought to make The Teenage Fashion Doll for older girls, as a three dimensional doll, called Barbie, named after her daughter Barbara (Heppermann 2010). However, Mrs. Handler met resistance when she went to her husband with the idea, and he didn’t think her idea would work out....   [tags: Gender Studies]
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Causes of Teenage Depression - ... Depressed teens are plagued by feelings of worthlessness, making the teen extremely vulnerable to criticism, rejection, and failure. That is a particular problem for “over-achievers” (“A Guide for Parents”). The mental abuse from a guy/girl or a loved one can dishearten a teenager. The actions of the abuser for example, the words, the online, and the anonymous abuse all contribute to the stimulation of depression. The mental abuse from a person, whether the person is an adult or a teen, and the abuse is painful for a teen to go through and some go through it every day of their lives....   [tags: death, melancholy, trauma]
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Teenage Depression and Suicide - “A dark brooding cloud was slowly casting a shadow across my mind.” “I felt weighed down, oppressed by the burden of having to face a new day.” “. . . A crushing sense of hopelessness that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before.” “It was as if something else had seized control of my mind.” “The darkness was spreading inside me like a cancer (Irwin 1+). — These are descriptions of how Cait Irwin, who suffered from depression as a teenager, described it. They show how awful and frightening depression during the teenage years can be....   [tags: Depression, Mental Disorder, Teen Suicide]
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Teenage Pregnancy and Prevention - ... According to Professor David Ciscel (n.d.) with the University of Memphis, teenagers who make the choice of having sex and getting pregnant will use public assistance for the first thirteen years of the child's life. Thirteen years is an extended amount of time for anyone to use public assistance. However, if an individual does not have an education and cannot get a decent job because of having a baby at a young age and not finishing school, then that person will end up depending on public assistance to make ends meet....   [tags: puberty, sex education]
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Teenage Depression and Suicide - “A dark brooding cloud was slowly casting a shadow across my mind.” “I felt weighed down, oppressed by the burden of having to face a new day.” “A crushing sense of hopelessness that was unlike anything I had ever experienced before” “It was as if something else had seized control of my mind.” “The darkness was spreading inside me like a cancer.” — These descriptions are how Cait Irwin, who suffered from depression as a teenager, described it. Teenage depression is a common but serious illness that can ultimately send some on a downward spiral towards suicide that can be averted if recognized and given the proper treatment....   [tags: Risk Factors, Essential Treatment]
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Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse - Teenage Prescription Drug Abuse Years ago, the common image of an adolescent drug abuser was a teen trying to escape from reality on illegal substances like cocaine, heroin, or marijuana. Today, there is a great discrepancy between that perception and the reality of who is likely to abuse drugs. A teenage drug abuser might not have to look any further than his or her parent’s medicine chest to ‘score.’ Prescription drug abuse by teens is on the rise. Also, teens are looking to prescription drugs to fulfill different needs other than to feel good or escape the pressures of adulthood....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse]
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Teenage Marriage - ... They become worried and stressed over how to make ends meet. This economic insecurity often leads to divorce, because it causes arguments in the relationship and it causes stress on the individuals (Ayer 31-32). Students who marry early in life frequently drop out of school causing them to go get jobs, instead of going to college which would allow them to get better jobs. Jobs are hard to find for a married teenage couple who just dropped out of high school. Often, the teens have not had enough time to learn jobs skill and gain the experience that the employers are searching for (Ayer 31-32)....   [tags: love, commitment, spouse]
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Teenage Pregnancy - Another reason teenage pregnancy exists is also probably because of the teenager’s social and family background. Klein (2005) notes that there are teenagers that become sexually active because it may be the result of the teenager’s upbringing and from the environment he grew up in. Considering the decrease in American teenagers who engage in sexual intercourse, the rate and the average age of teenagers doing the act is still quite high. He cites that younger teenagers are more prone in engaging in coercive and nonconsensual sex because they are still incapable of fighting back....   [tags: Causal Factors, Preventive Strategies] 732 words
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Teenage Pregnancy - Judge Greg Mathis author of Republicans Don’t Procrastinate argues that a parent can instill good values in a child and give them all the love and attention that they deserve, but the Republican platform of abstinence-only education leaves too much to chance and sets young people up for failure. On the other hand, Marian Wright Edelman points out in her article Teen Pregnancy in America Today that everyone - both liberals and conservatives should be able to agree that it is in everyone’s best interest when teenagers wait before making the decision to have sex, which could result in unplanned pregnancies....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Teenage Pregnancy - ... Nearly one in four female teens at risk for unintended pregnancy were not using any contraception at last intercourse. But things are beginning to change. More teenagers are holding out on sex and being educated in it, which is one of the best things possible. From 2006 to 2008, eleven percent of teenage females age fifteen to nineteen and fourteen percent of males in the same age group, had sex before the age of fifteen. This is a big change for the good. It may not seem like so, but compared to 1995 it is....   [tags: Teenagers, pregnancy, CDC]
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Teenage Magazine - Want to lose 20 pounds before the Holidays. Or maybe you want to learn “new kissing tricks“, that are guaranteed to be guy approved. Those are just some of the catchy titles you may find on the covers of different magazines. Walk into any grocery store and you’ll find yourself reading the covers of various magazines while you’re checking out. If the bright and loud orange, yellow, and pink colors don’t get you, the side messages will. You’ll be reading the latest gossip about your favorite celebrities and their next huge scandal....   [tags: Media] 991 words
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Teenage Obesity - Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in the world; in fact, it is responsible for 300,000 adolescent deaths each year. From 1980 to 2000 alone, teen obesity rates went up 10 percent. Although obesity does not seem like a big dilemma, it is a problem that’s growing every year, affecting children and their lives. Teenage obesity can result from many factors and prove hazardous to a person’s health, yet it is controllable with proper treatment and care. Although there are many cases of teen obesity, not all of them are related....   [tags: Health] 847 words
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Teenage Curfew - Having a teenage curfew is ineffective and useless. Many people argue that the curfews are necessary because it will keep young people out of trouble. They also say that teenagers are more likely to get in trouble late than they would during daylight. Teens are looked at as the age group that causes the most trouble, and society targets them when it comes to matter for crime, however many people believe that teens are responsible for a large percentage of crimes and that having a curfew in effect will help lower crime rates....   [tags: Juvenile Crime] 699 words
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Implications of Teenage Pregnancy in the United States - According to experts approximately 9 percent of Unite State teenagers between the ages of 15 and 19 become pregnant every year. And even though some studies have shown that the incidence of teenage pregnancy has generally been in decline since 1991, the causes and effects of underage childbearing has continued to be a big burden on families, the public and government. Babies having babies is the simplistic way that some people have described the specter of having a baby while teenager are unprepared....   [tags: Sex Education]
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Teenage Acne Treatment - According to the American academy of dermatology, nearly all of the teens have experienced occasional breakout. Acne strikes all teens equally. The teen acne usually begins between the ages of ten and thirteen. Most of the cases of acne resolve by the time the person is in their twenties, though it is not unusual for it to continue into adulthood. Usually the normal cases require mild to moderate teenage acne treatments since they are just a passing phase of the skin. The hormonal changes occurring in the commencement of puberty are responsible for teenage acne to breakout during the teen years....   [tags: Health] 901 words
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The Miseducation of the Teenage Mother and Intergenerational Pregnancies - ... The most challenging part would be to engage females in the program. Many teens fear being shunned by society and their family because of their early motherhood and do not seek help. Others fail to understand and see past the initial phases of pregnancy and how much their futures could be affected if they do not seek social help. We would have to approach this group with more ease and a higher sense of acceptance. The program’s goals have to be introduced and delivered in the clearest way for everyone to understand that it is a crucial resource for their lives as young mothers....   [tags: adolescent pregnancy, motherhood]
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The Impact of Teenage Unemployment and Possible Solutions - Unemployment has always been something that Americans have worried about since the great depression in which one in every four people was unemployed. High unemployment has an impact on every one even those whom are still currently employed. For example if the unemployment rate is particular high then even those with jobs get worried. Unemployment is also separated in to distinct categories base on which group is the focus of the study. The categories can be by race, age or location, for example the unemployment rate of those between the age of sixty and sixty-five could be compared those between the ages of thirty and thirty-five....   [tags: Teenagers, Unemployment, United States]
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Biological and Psychological Changes in the Teenage Brain - There are many mitigating factors both psychologically and biologically that play a concurrent role in an adolescents’ life. Despite all the new scientific research, "Inside the Teenage Brain" suggests that there is a consensus among experts that the most beneficial thing for teenagers is good relationships with their parents (Dr Jay Giedd, Frontline). The inside the teenage brain article focused on the biological changes a young teenager goes through. Developmental psychologist and health professionals have categorized adolescent into three stages: early, middle, and late (Greenberg, Bruess, & Conklin, 2007, p....   [tags: Teenagers, Teens, neurology] 544 words
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Teenage Drug Abuse - Teenage drug abuse is an issue that can result from a wide variety of social influences, stressful events, and mental disorders. Drug abuse among adolescents is a troubling issue because it decreases focus, increases the chance of consistency in behavior during adulthood, increases the chances of developing emotional issues, permanently damages the brain, and damages tissues in every system that can lead to death. Previous scientific research has identified that social factors, including the media and peers, play an important role in psychological development and impact the adolescent's decision to start experimenting with substances (Botvin 888)....   [tags: Drug Abuse, Substance Abuse] 975 words
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Teenage Drama Shows - Teenagers are a significant segment of the American population. However, teenage drama shows did not make a significant emergence until the 1990’s. Before the 90’s, there were a handful of shows that had adolescents as supporting or main characters but the shows were not geared towards a teen audience. Never Too Young was one of the first so- called “teen drama” shows that premiered in 1965 and aired for a single season. The show had soap opera elements and chronicled the lives of teenagers. Teen dramas as opposed to teen situation comedies have soap opera elements to them....   [tags: Communication, Media, MTV] 2327 words
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Teenage Alcohol Abuse - Teenage alcohol abuse is one of the major problems that affect academic performance, cause health problems and is responsible for the death of teenage drivers and sometime their passengers. Many teens drink because they think it is cool and do not understand the dangers of drinking alcohol. In 2008 a survey on the students views on alcohol was conducted in the Atlanta Public School System of 4,241 students surveyed results showed 74% of sixth graders felt there was a health risk while 25% felt there was no health risk; 81% of eighth graders felt there was a health risk, while 19% felt there was none; 82% of tenth graders felt there was a health risk, while 18% felt there was none, and 84% o...   [tags: Alcohol Abuse] 2203 words
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Alcohol and Teens: The Effects of Teenage Drinking - ... The individuals who are exposed to military combat at a young age are more likely to have drinking related problems than older people who have been in military combat. Public health is another main concern in underage drinking because the activity of drinking can affect everyone around the individual. For example, when someone drinks and decides to get behind the wheel of a car, like Abby, the person is not only endangering themselves but every other person around them. When an individual underage decides to start drinking they have already increased the chances of impaired driving, physical fighting, sexual activity, and smoking....   [tags: Essays on Underage Drinking]
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The Influential Stronghold on Teenage Decision Making - For many teenagers, high school is a massive step into becoming a young adult. They are now old enough to get their own driver’s license, apply for jobs, stay out late, and take on a lot more responsibility. Because of the amount of freedoms and grown up activities they are now allowed, teenagers often forget that they are not yet adults and partake in such activities that are costly not only to themselves, but to other people around them. Drinking and driving has been a problem facing the nation for many years....   [tags: drinking, underage, accidents, driving, alcohol]
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Teenage Drug Addiction and Social Influence - Teenage drug abuse is usually the outcome of children becoming adolescents, ages 13 to 19. Wanting to fit in and to be accepted amongst their peers is the main cause in the rising rates of teenage drug abuse and social influence. Between ages thirteen to nineteen children are more likely to become susceptible in making bad decisions because their bodies are going through so many different changes that they may not know how to deal with. The movie Thirteen, directed by Catherine Hardwicke, displays an excellent portrayal of the psychological construct of social influence and how children act when going through the adolescent stage by depicting how children cope with fitting into their new fou...   [tags: Drug Abuse, Teenagers, Thirteen]
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Cinematic Teenage Influences - ... However, what they failed to take into consideration was, the cars around the actor definitely knew he was there and would make sure to drive as far away from him as possible. The boys had no such luck because none of the drivers knew they were there as they were lying down. Therefore, the inevitable seeming detriments going along with these engagements followed through and got several people hurt. “‘In the movies you jump out a window and walk away, but in real life we pick up the pieces, as we did with Birkhimer,’ he [Bordentown Police Chief, George Moyer] said.” In another movie, “Project X,” a group of teenage boys threw a gigantic party which involved alcohol consumption, smoking, a...   [tags: Cinema, influences, teenagers]
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The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy - The Increase of Teenage Pregnancy Teenage parenthood is by no means a new social phenomenon. Historically, women have tended to begin childbearing during their teens and early twenties. During the past two decades the U. S. teenage birthrate has actually declined (Polit and others, 1982). In the late 1950s, 90 out of 1000 women under 20 gave birth as compared with 52 out of 1000 in 1978. Several factors contribute to the current attention focused on teenage pregnancy and parenthood. There is currently a large number of young women in the 13 to 19 age range, so that while the birthrates are declining, the absolute number of teenagers is increasing....   [tags: Teen Pregnancy Motherhood Parenthood Essays] 1338 words
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The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines - The Content and Presentation of Teenage Magazines Analyse and comment on the content and presentation, and the advertising of the Summer 2004 issue of Elle Girl magazine. Examine the relationship between features and the advertising in the magazine and consider in particular how this magazine tries to persuade young women to buy fashion and beauty products. Elle Girl is a magazine aimed at young teenage girls. It contains fashion tips, general life advice and articles about celebrities....   [tags: Papers] 1603 words
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Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul - Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul is the first of seven editions of the Chicken Soupseries. It is loved and admired by everyone that reads it. It has become a popular book all over the world. The author, are various people-was a struggling single mother when she started the Harry Potter series. She spent time in a café in England to write the books. She did a fabulous job, she has been the recipient several awards for the series, and the first book will be transformed into a movie, which should be released in November of 2001....   [tags: essays research papers] 1887 words
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Empty Shoes: The Realization of Teenage Driving Accidents - It is 2 a.m. when Kevin picks up the phone. On the other end, a voice tells him of an accident involving his daughter, Hailey. He and his wife jump out of bed and rush to the scene. Once they arrive, the officer tells them the news. A week later a funeral is held in remembrance of a precocious 16-year-old who was taken too soon. Months pass but the pain still lingers in Kevin’s heart. He decides to speak out at Hailey’s high school and inform the students of the dangers of teenage driving. When he is done speaking, a teacher comes up to him and thanks him for what he has done....   [tags: Teen Driving]
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Pros and Cons of a Teenage Same-sex Relationship - Although same-sex teenage relationships were looked down on before and were not common, today many teens are in a same-sex relationship. This is critical to developing sexual and social identities. In this paper, readers will learn the ups and downs of teenagers in a world of relationships and sexuality. Growing up in a home with parents of the same sex is viewed in negative ways to a lot of people, but studies show that a child is well adjusted to being raised under a roof with parents of the same sex just as well as a child with a male and female parent under the same roof....   [tags: legal issues, same sex]
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Fixing the Teenage Pregnancy Problem: A Humble Suggestion - A Humble Suggestion It is a melancholy feeling one bears when trying not to stare too obviously at a young girl with a large, attention-calling belly full of baby, and this girl might not even be through her sophomore year in high school. One might wonder what this girl’s plan is. Will this very large girl drop out of school. Is she still seeing whoever put that in her. If so, is he ready to help provide for the future child. One might even wonder if a belly that big is carrying twins, but we all hope not....   [tags: Sex Education, health, teen pregnancy]
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Teenage Boot Camps - Not The Way To Achieve Discipline - Boot camps for teenagers have become a popular disciplinary option for parents with adolescent children. Often recommended by counselors or by state justice systems as an alternative to juvenile detention centers, the boot camps are rigid military environments. Some are wilderness camps that teach young people survival skills in a military-like setting, while others are held closer to home. Many are state-run in conjunction with the justice system but many are also privately owned and operated. The boot camps have come under intense scrutiny because of suspicions of abuse and because dozens of teenagers have died of preventable causes at the camps....   [tags: Behavior Modification, Teens] 956 words
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Teenage Dating in the 1950s - Teenage Dating in the 1950s Teenagers in the 1950's are so iconic that, for some, they represent the last generation of innocence before it is "lost" in the sixties. When asked to imagine this lost group, images of bobbysoxers, letterman jackets, malt shops and sock hops come instantly to mind. Images like these are so classic, they, for a number of people, are "as American as apple pie." They are produced and perpetuated by the media, through films like Grease and Pleasantville and television shows like Happy Days, The Donna Reed Show, and Leave It to Beaver....   [tags: Relationships]
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Distinguishing Between Normal Teenage Angst and Clinical Depression - It is not uncommon to hear stories about a teenager experiencing mood swings and rebelling against those in authority. Nor is it uncommon to experience general sadness or anxiety in high school and college. However, it is often difficult to tell the difference between normal teenage angst and clinical depression. It is not commonly known that there has recently been a staggering rise of depression in adolescents. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, one in twelve adolescents in the United States suffer from depression, which is 8.3 % of the teenage population....   [tags: Psychology] 2543 words
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The Dialogue of Teenage Boys - The Dialogue of Teenage Boys Beep. Beep. Beep. That damned alarm, the most hated of Joe’s possessions, began its insistent whining at precisely 7:15 AM on July 5th. A fist groggily snaked out from underneath the Charlie’s Angels blanket and hit the top of the clock. It stopped whining. After some very peculiar movements, the mound of blankets gave birth to a bleary-eyed seventeen-year-old boy. The inhuman apparition staggered towards the bathroom. It paused when it came upon the mirror, seemingly startled by the ghastly visage reflected in the honest glass....   [tags: Dialogue Conversation Essays] 1584 words
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I Was a Teenage Student - I Was a Teenage Student I may be in the minority, or, more sadly, the majority, but I have never seen anything horribly wrong with my schooling. This may be because I have attended private schools for most of my life, and only attended a public, state-run institution for three years, or it may be because the effect Jonathan Kozol talks about in The Night Is Dark and I Am Far from Home has been so subtle that I do not notice it. I do have some criticisms of my schooling, however. When I think of my education as a whole, I think of it divided in to two parts, private and public....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1105 words
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I Was a Teenage Mother - “Everything is going to be O.K.,” my mother said, before walking into her bedroom and crying her eyes out. Throughout my teenage years I had it made. I had security, support of my family, and everything I could ask for. When I turned 16, I found out something that would change my life forever, I was pregnant. Being pregnant at a young age is a very difficult thing to go through. It can be hard mentally, financially and also physically. Everyday, people are faced with choices. Some of life’s choices are simple, such as deciding what to wear to school or choosing a television station to watch....   [tags: Autobiography Essay, Personal Narrative] 714 words
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