Young adult literature that dives into disturbing topics such as suicide, addiction and self-mutilation has the potential to depress and dangerously influence teenagers, who are more impressionable than adult readers. Parents and librarians should screen books for young adult readers more actively This article is talking about different young adults writing novels about suicide, drug abuse, etc…. Some young adults disagree with these types of articles because they claim. Young Adult Literature that is on the LSC Libraries websi... ... middle of paper ... ... Reading these three sources of rhetorically with the help of Hass and Flower in the role of rhetorical reading. This help me find the key points in these literature about young teenage writers and how they think some agree and some disagree.
As we all know, books play an important role in the process of human development. Especially, books would influence teenagers’ way of thinking or action in a deep and long way. As a result, in the United States, a lot of schools have banned books from their libraries, book stores, and curriculum since they believe that those books target violence, racism, or sexuality content, which are not appropriate to teenagers. According to Modern Library Association, books which are successfully challenged or target racism would be banned, such as Hamlet, The Communist, Manifesto, Lady’ Chatterley’s Lover, and Moll Flanders, which were banned in the past (Strong). However, book censorship inhibits teenagers from gaining more information which could open their minds and challenge the tradition.
Drug habits become increasingly probable along with criminal behavior and sometimes sexual participation. “Teenag... ... middle of paper ... ...ts kids greatly with depression, rebellion, or inspiration/motivation subsequently occurring in their lives. No matter how much a child tries to act like he/she experiences no effects from the separation of mom and dad, divorce inevitably affects them. Every divorce differs from every other divorce and effects each child in its own unique was as well. Some are impacted in a positive way but most of the time it takes a negative toll on them.
With technology bringing forth a new form of peer pressure and bullying, as well as how it is aiding the facilitation of direct and indirect bullying, teenage suicide is becoming more prevalent because of technology’s hand in bullying. Granted, bullying was once typically confined to the occasional war of words in locker rooms or at a park after school, but direct bullying as physical and verbal abuse are now occurring spontaneously in most schools and communities on a regular basis. Teenagers formerly had the luxury of time to cool off, to think of their options and consequences; they had time for their conscience to take over and rethink a rash decision. Unfortunately, with the ease of instant gratification w... ... middle of paper ... .... Victims of direct, indirect, and cyber-bullying have an entirely new gamut of bullying to cope with, and are forced to manage their emotions in this same public arena as well. Teenagers are finding it difficult to escape or remove themselves from such public harassment, and in response, suicide is increasingly the outcome with many adolescents gravitating toward suicide pacts as well.
Cyberbully, and bully victims are so mistreated and shamed about themselves that some can 't picture living another day, and some sadly don’t. The rate of Cyberbullying is increasing at a dramatic rate every year. ChildLine a non profit organization who helps teens with conflicts they are facing; recorded 87% of calls were related to cyberbullying in 2012 to 2013. Cyberbullying is an increasing issue in the internet and social world today, and it affects everyone like family, friends, how people see what 's cool and what 's not, all like one big chain reaction. I very much agree what Monica is trying to say, cyberbullying is a rampant conflict and something needs to be done.
The feeling is mainly that the responsibility belongs to parent because they know what information is needed to be told to children. In any case, many parents do not feel comfortable enough about sex to talk it. Parents can teach their children family and religious value but many have a hard time talking about sexual subjects. It was said by teacher Mary L. Tatum, that schools do a better job influencing children and have more time to try to influence children better than anyone except, perhaps, the parents. It is important that parents give information about sex.
Now, I got an opportunity to select a topic to research so I chose divorce. I would like to know what situations children go through after their parents get divorced. I am assuming that divorce might be the hardest thing for some children, especially in childhood life. Divorces are more common than they were generations ago. In a Time/CNN survey released in august 1997 which showed that the largest population of respondents (45%) answered that marriage is not taken seriously by most of the couples because they always end up getting divorced.
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. Among the probable causes of teenage suicide are family problems, stress, drug and alcohol abuse, and depression. Depression and suicidal tendencies are caused by society today.
Parents tend to fight and get divorces more often, this can cause problems at home that also effect the teen and parent’s relationship. Other kids are very harsh at school and this can cause other teens wanting to run away because they don’t feel loved. There are hotlines that are open twenty four seven for troubled teens, they are willing to do anything they can to help and most teens do not know this and this generation believes that it would help troubled teens if they knew somebody out there is willing to listen to their problems and help them. As a society are you willing to realize the causes of teenage runaways to help stop the effects?
In society it seems like everyone blames parents for teen pregnancy because they did not raise their children properly. Society may be right in sometimes blaming the parents but media has a much larger influence on teens. Many teens don't listen to their parents instead they look to movies, television, and music to learn about life. As long as the media continues to make movies and music that enforce sexual behavior, more and more teens will become sexually active and teen pregnancies will rise. Something needs to be done about these immediate causes of pregnancy, otherwise teen will never understand how serious sex and pregnancy is.