Teenage Violence


TEENAG VIOLENCE: A NATIONAL PLAGUE INTRODUCTION
Good Evening Ladies and Gentlemen. My name is Kyra. We are here tonight to discuss with you a problem that is plaguing our nations' youth. Violence among youth, especially in schools is one of American society's most pressing concerns. It has become a source of controversy also. To begin our brief presentation I would like to present a scenario that will hopefully open your eyes and give you a sense of how extremely troublesome violence is among our children. Please picture this: A 14 year old boy has moved to a new city in the middle of his school year. He is very upset because he has left all his friends behind and he disregards the fact ...

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of some boys intimidating him. Also being a 14 year old, how do you handle this situation? This is not an uncommon situation for children anymore.
Crime frequents in and around schools and is threatening the well-being of the students, school staff and communities. Parents send their children off to school everyday all over America and they worry everyday if their children will return. As a parent you worry about your children becoming victims of violence. Parents want their children to be safe from crime. Teenagers want the same for themselves. No one ever chooses to become a victim of violence. Did you know teenagers experience more than double the rates of violence compared to the total population? Most teenagers do not want to fight. They are content with their non-aggressive lifestyles. They still believe that conflict can be
handled in a decent, non violent manner. These children still search for the good side of each individual. Yet, there are still some teens who enjoy ...

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try to show some of the reasons for this mutiny. Things are different for today's teenagers compared to a generation ago. Teenagers are exposed to massive amounts of violence in the media. Violent acts are glorified in the media. Children are subjected to a relentless stream of violent acts on prime time television, news and movies. They begin to see violence as an acceptable solution to their complex problems. Exposure to violence in the media is increasing. Teenagers are watching more television instead of spending time with family and friends. For some teens television becomes their social life. Even Saturday morning cartoons are impressing messages upon our children. They seem to ...

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Added: 10/12/2004 01:58:40 PM
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