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Increasing Violence Among Youth Essay

...Increase Of crimes and suicides in the youth “Look famous. Be legendary. Live like a rebel. Appear complex. Act easy. Radiate presence. Travel the world. Dream a dream. Prove reality.” This is a very befitting way to portray what most refer to the wonder years, their teenage years. The age of many first’s- first days, first dates, first cars, first relationships first loves, first losses, and for some first heart breaks. This is also a time of the first of many experiences, some good, some bad, some regular, some downright bizarre, some of them even eye openers. Years that make you laugh, make you cry, but most of all make you learn to live, love and fight for what you want and deserve.  Life explodes into a cosmos of complications. You're suddenly allowed to do this, but not that. People expect you to take on a more adult role, yet still treat you as a child.   You’re craving for acceptance, your desire to fit in and confirm to teen societal standards, yet stand out and be different. A teen can be simply phrased as a complex. paradox. Teens deserve respect… Allow them to break free and witness them as they soar to greater heights of triumph. The ones who shoulder the responsibility of the future of our world, and yet this is the smarter, braver and more inspired generation is leading us onward to a better, brighter and more advanced future Reality: JUVENILL E DELINQUENCY AND INCREASING SUICIDE AMONG YOUTH However...

Increasing Violence in Youth Culture Essay

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Increasing Violence in Youth Culture In Bradbury’s dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse says “ ‘I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other’ ” (Bradbury 27). Bradbury claims through Fahrenheit 451 that our society is becoming increasingly violent in youth’s culture. Furthermore, common sense seems to dictate that as technology advances violence, increases as well. Although schools are considered to be the safest places for children, media, behavioral problems, and influences inside and outside the home has increased the violence in our society. It is true that due to the positive learning atmosphere, schools have been regarded as a safe place for many years. Even today students and parents believe that schools are…show more content…

Increasing Violence in Youth Culture In Bradbury’s dystopian classic, Fahrenheit 451, Clarisse says “ ‘I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other’ ” (Bradbury 27). Bradbury claims through Fahrenheit 451 that our society is becoming increasingly violent in youth’s culture. Furthermore, common sense seems to dictate that as technology advances violence, increases as well. Although schools are considered to be the safest places for children, media, behavioral problems, and influences inside and outside the home has increased the violence in our society. It is true that due to the positive learning atmosphere, schools have been regarded as a safe place for many years. Even today students and parents believe that schools are safe. If violence is increasing in youth culture, schools would be considered a dangerous place, but yet it remains known as secure. In addition, security has increased tremendously, within airports, major league sporting events, and upgraded police surveillance at American schools. Knowing this a logical assumption would be that violence has decreased. However, in my opinion, youth’s culture is changing and as a result violence is rising. Mass media is a major influence that causes violence in youth culture. According to Hoffman, studies show that children experience an incredible number of violent acts per hour of watching television (Hoffman 11). The advancement in technology such as video games and televisions have aimed children to watch

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