Teens in high school cliques basically allow their members to be comfortable with kids with whom they can identify. Every clique is different and has different personalities and interests. High school cliques get challenged when someone new enters the picture. The particular group has its already established members, and they are threatened and afraid of how their social group will affected if this newcomer enters. They don’t allow the newcomer to be included in their group.
Rather than taking a chance and trying out schooling and seeing if they would enjoy any part of it they decide to view all of it as being bad. For some tv shows like Gilmore Girls, one character named Jess went into the town as a rebellious teenager who was not willing to b... ... middle of paper ... ...eviant. If a student was to be enrolled in a new high school junior year they would more likely be deviant because of conformity, socialization, and the Control Theory. When entering a new school the fact that they do not know the other students and the other students don’t know them can lead to peer pressure. These new students can end up being deviant against their morals because of the idea of them only having one chance to get friends in the first place.
It is not always easy for teens to balance e... ... middle of paper ... ... take a stand for their peers, they would feel more accepted. It is important that you stand up to a bully without becoming a bully yourself. The fear of being unaccepted by association seems to stop others from reaching out to their bully victims or “outcasts.” Common courtesy has been consistently repeated to our generation yet, no one wants to exhibit it if it puts their own reputation at risk. The adolescent stage can be a questionable time in one’s life. You are stuck between adulthood and childhood and still expected to decide who you are somewhere along the way.
Cliques are as much a part of high school as is the English department, but something should be done to make sure they don’t ruin the lives of the innocent who are just a little bit different than those that are part of the group. Works Cited Surviving School. 30 August, 2000. 27, October, 2001. http://www.surviveschool.com. chaotic_2.
He try’s to impress his friend by not studying and partying. The main reason why kids and him are not doing so well in school these days is because of their peers. Today’s students listen more to their friends rather than their parents or teachers. Beyond the Classroom and two other sources have backed up the idea of peer pressures effects on kids failing. The book Beyond the Classroom, written by Laurence Steinberg, is about why school reform has failed and what parents need to do.
“In Praise of The F Word” is a perfect example as to why the ZAP program in my school is a pointless program that is actually hurting their students in the long run. Seeing unimportant programs and rules like this, makes kids not take high school serious. Although that is just one example, from one school, there are several different unimportant issues’ that also cause students to think of high school as a
Please don’t be hurt if people don’t like you because they clearly have poor taste in people if you are nice and honest. Do your part in being a good person lead by example, I bet a lot of people will like you if you do that over conforming. So in high school just shut out your silly stereotypical movie laws to being a high schooler because this isn’t High School Musical, or Grease, or Mean Girls. Because let’s be honest you don’t even go there. We aren’t all in this together, we are here to get into college and make something out of ourselves, the faster you realize that the faster you will be successful.
‘’Leadership consists not in degrees of technique but in traits of character; it requires moral Rather than athletic or intellectual effort, and it imposes on both leader and follower alike the Burdens of self-restraint’’ – quoted by Lewis H. Lapham As you embark on your journey towards becoming a freshman in high school, choosing and adjusting to new people can sometimes be very tedious task. Try to become a leader rather than a follower and working to achieve this goal can play a principal role in the early days of your experience. Finding yourself becoming a member of the wrong crowd can seriously alter your potential and lead you down the wrong path. I understand that no one desires to be that one person that sticks out like a sore thumb. But it would be the best decision, or otherwise it could end badly.
Cliques exist in high school due to individual conformity. An individual conforms to the group in order to feel accepted or to feel secured. Groups or cliques in high school have a significant negative effect on an individual’s development of characteristic and personality and the reasons as to why individuals join these types are not justified. Group formation or formation of cliques is typically seen as the stereotypical jocks, cheerleaders, geeks, or nerds. But what most do not necessarily take into consideration is that members of each group have an existing commonality between them even if most of the members do not know what that common trait is.
Many argue that transcendentalist beliefs cause problems as students cannot think for themselves at a young age. However, students who do not think for themselves while in high school will never develop the ability to think for themselves. The morals and beliefs of a student should not be handed to them on a silver platter the way there are in realist teachings. Instead, they must discover and test their beliefs. Although some argue transcendentalism would cause students to rebel, students in high school should embrace transcendentalist ideas as students would be more likely to believe in their capabilities, rely less on the opinion of others, and find their own way of thinking.