Friday, April 24, 2009
What encourages teens to have sex anyway ?
4 of some the reasons are 'environment, friends that encourage them to do it, age of partner and perceived family support may affect young people's decisions to have sex.' Its been found that 4,201 girls in 8th through 12th grades that have had intercourse, those who lost their virginity between ages 11 and 12 tended to have partners five or more years older. For girls who had sex later in adolescence, the partner's age disparity was much smaller. I believe that when a younger girl gets involved with an older guy, the guy will try to take advantage of the girl and tell her everything she wants to hear so he can get what he wants.
Im not saying having sex is deadly and you shouldnt do it, but remember that with all these STDS and HIV flowing around the world one unprotected night with your mate, can be your last if you two dont be safe and use condoms. Statistics have said that Nineteen million new STD infections occur each year, almost half of them among young people ages 15 to 24. 10,000 teens are infected by STDs per day, one every eight seconds!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Why do so many teens tend to harm themselves? Its been said that 1 in 6 teens self-harm using methods like cutting, sufficating or burning themselves in order to cope with depression and anxiety.Cutting was the most common method utilized, followed by burning, scratching, self-hitting and minor overdoses of drugs and alcohol. But what leads teens to harm themselves in such negavtive ways ? 'In an interview with The Globe and Mail, research associate Mary Nixon made it clear that self-harm is not about suicide or attention-seeking. It's a "maladaptive coping mechanism to deal with stress," she said. "These young people are translating their emotional pain into physical pain."
Many teens tend to harm themselves when going through stress with school, being pushed around by friends, family problems, or just being unpopular. But those shouldnt be any reasons for 1 to harm themselves, we were made they we were for a reason, we just have to work with it and love oursleves for who we are. And believe that when 1 loves themselves they wont want to harm themselves.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
Ever wanted to know how it felt to be in prison? Well in this link you will have a good idea on what it may feel like. Four teenage boys from Oakland got a glimpse of prison life as San Quentin inmates showed them the harsh reality of daily existence inside 'The Big House.' Some of the inmates even acknowledged the prison as 'The Garbage can of Society.' Some of the inmates wanted to show the teens the bad choices they made and where they led to, and to try to help them see where they need to make better choices and how to make better choices. While in the prison the teens found it hard to live in the small, stink and dirty cells and live with the harsh criminals around them.
To all teens that are in trouble daily, or hangout with troublemakers and criminals, I hope you to can make the Right descision and back away from the situation. Remember only because you didnt do the crime it doesnt mean that you wont do the time! The people you associate yourself with can make you just as guilty. So next time your friend wants you to tag along when he's out to hurt someone, think twice before going along with him/her because you to will end up hurt... In Prison that is!
Friday, April 3, 2009
In this link you can see how homeless kids were living and you can see all the hurt & pain they were going through while being homeless and living in the streets with danger and drugs. But happily the StandUp For Kids foundation found them and saved them they even found them families. The kids put in there own part also by learning to love themselves and want the best for themselves. They went to school and had great job occupations.
I want to personally thank and congratulate the people from the StandUp For Kids foundation. Its a very positive thing that you guys take your time out to help these young teens when they are in their worst times in life and they live wit so much hate and suffering. You are doing a very good thing for these teens and many others that you guys run into, keep up the good work.
What is it about drugs that attracts millions of teens to them? Now-a-days, drugs can be found everywhere from the street corner, to the apartment across from you. It may also seem like everyone's doing them. But the most affected by the drugs and its abuse (which not many know about) are teens. Teens are very tempted by the excitement or escape that drugs seem to offer.
Raised in the streets of New York, I caught myself hanging with drug dealers and drug addicts; it really wasn’t my choice because that was all I saw around me. From just hanging out with them I began using the drugs and I think many other teens started off that way too. Many teens use drugs because it feels like you’re in another world. But no matter how good it may make you feel, you always have your own choice whether to stop or keep messing up your life. I chose to stop. http://www.youthnoise.com/page.php?page_id=426 shows a percentage of teens smokers at young ages.
The drugs made me act different and I felt very weird and it made me very paranoid. I couldn’t take it anymore and I knew that drugs weren’t for me. It was easy for me to quit. But for other teens they are so caught up in it that it maybe to late because the drugs have the best of them. But they maybe naïve and believe they are not addicted but whenever they try to quit they go back to it when problems come up or when they see their friends doing them.
Some teens believe drugs will help them think better, become popular or stay more active. Others are just curious and think that one try wont hurt them but that can be the beginning. Others want to fit in. A few use drugs to get attention from their parents if they feel that they are being neglected.
Many teens use drugs because they're depressed or think drugs will help them escape their problems. But the truth is that drugs won’t solve ones problems - they just hide feelings and problems. As soon as a drug wears off, the feelings and problems remain, and may even get worse. Drugs can ruin every aspect of a person's life.
Your not alone quitting is only a few seconds away- making your life better can really happen you just have to believe and get help, ask a friend or a loved one, they are their for you.
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