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Major Problems Teenagers Face

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Neeraja Chemburkar

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Transcript of Major Problems Teenagers Face

10 MAJOR PROBLEMS
THAT TEENAGERS FACE
MEET TOBIAS.
Tobias is fifteen years old. Tobias suffers from bullying.

What is 'bullying'? Tobias is verbally, physically and virtually intimated everyday. Where does this bullying take place? He is bullied by his peers in school, by his parents at home and sometimes even by strangers on the Internet. How do these people bully him? Sometimes he is beaten or assaulted, sometimes he is reduced to tears by their harsh words and sometimes he becomes paranoid awaiting their next attack. Why do these people bully Tobias? At school they bully him because he refuses to engage in certain activities or because of his personality, at home his parents bully him because he does not meet their standards and online, he is bullied anonymously because his attackers do not have the courage to confront him to his face, or rather are worried they might be caught. How does this affect Tobias? Soon Tobias won't be able to eat, sleep or function in day-to-day life, he might want to harm himself because he feels incompetent, he might even go so far as to take his own life.
BULLYING: SURVEY RESULTS
MEET ALASKA.
Alaska is nineteen years old. She engages in drugs, drinking and smoking.

Why does she do this? Alaska has turned to these coping mechanisms as a result of immense stress. Sometimes Alaska engages in these as a result of peer pressure. She wants to feel older, cooler and at times feels so lost that she just wants to fit in. She pays no attention to the fact that all of these are potentially life-threatening. What result will this have on her life? Alaska will probably develop an addiction to one if not all three of these pastimes. What effect will this addiction have? Alaska will not be able to function in her normal life without drugs, drinking and smoking. She might become violent if she is unable to take them; she might even have suicidal thoughts if she cannot supply herself with these.
MEET HAZEL.
Hazel is eighteen years old. Hazel struggles with self-identity.

What exactly does Hazel struggle with? Hazel struggles with finding her own footing in a mainstream-dominated society. She struggles with being an individual, with being different and figuring out the kind of person she wants to grow up to be. How long has she been struggling for? Like other teenagers, Hazel is at the age when she wants to embark on the quest for identity. She has gone through various stages in her life - status symbols, celebrity idols, rebellion, cliques, etc... What is this quest like for the people around her? Her quest is difficult for those around her as she is constantly changing her personality to experiment with different forms of stereotypes. What are the effects of this struggle? Hazel has developed body image issues, has faced bullying on multiple occasions and has even experiment with drugs, drinking and smoking.
SELF IDENTITY: SURVEY RESULTS
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 1/11
Second Major Problem - 2/11
Third Major Problem - 0/11
Least Major Problem - 0/11
MEET CHRISTINA.
Christina is seventeen years old. Christina is unhappy with her body image.

What is 'body image'? Body Image refers to Christina's feelings about the aesthetics of her own body. She is pressured by the media into attaining a perfect figure. She is intimated by celebrities who are beautiful. She feels that she has to be perfect, she's insecure about being too fat, too skinny, too short, too tall, etc... Her flaws haunt her every day. Her self esteem is low because she compares herself to the people around her, her peers, her classmates, celebrities and so on and on. She feels that there is something wrong with her because she doesn't meet the unattainable ideals set by the media around her. Christina doesn't know how to appreciate what she has. Her unhealthy obsession forces her to pay less attention to school or to her family. Christina will most likely develop an eating disorder in an effort to achieve unrealistic levels of beauty. These eating disorders might ruin her health, causing life-threatening problems. Christina might want to kill herself if she doesn't achieve her target.
MEET AUGUSTUS.
Augustus is eighteen years old. He happens to succumb to peer pressure every day.

What is 'peer pressure'? Peer Pressure is when your friends try and force you into doing something you personally are not comfortable doing. Why does Augustus do it? He does it because he doesn't want the others making fun of him and he doesn't want to be excluded from 'the group'. What are the things he does? Augustus has taken up drugs, drinking and smoking as a result of peer pressure. What might he be forced to do? Augustus might be pressured into doing something illegal, unethical or dangerous that could land him in jail or the hospital. What are the effects of doing things he doesn't want to do? Augustus feels incredibly guilty, he also struggles to explain who he is as an individual, because most of the time, he knows that what he is doing is wrong yet he does it anyways.
PEER PRESSURE: SURVEY RESULTS
MEET CALEB.
Caleb is thirteen years old. Caleb suffers from cyber addiction.

What is 'cyber addiction'? Caleb spends most of his time on the Internet, he cannot function normally without it. He has already developed Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD). What does IAD do? It causes Caleb to have obsessive thoughts which can lead to distress. How does IAD affect his daily life? Caleb wants to spend all of his time on the Internet - he cannot concentrate in school, he cannot interact with his peers naturally and will be uncomfortable in his family life. If he has to go without the Internet for a limited time period, it will cause him to develop tremendous anxiety problems. What might Caleb do? Caleb might turn to drugs, alcohol and smoking to help him to relieve this pressure.
MEET BEATRICE.
Beatrice is sixteen years old. Beatrice suffers from depression.

What is 'depression'? Depression is a result of severe feelings of dejection, accompanied by feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness. Why does Beatrice feel depressed? Beatrice, like most teenagers, has fallen into depression as a result of low self esteem and body image issues. How does Beatrice feel? Beatrice feels useless and unworthy, she doesn't know how to get better. How does depression affect Beatrice? Beatrice zones out her friends and family, her sleeping patterns and eating habits change, she shows no interest in the hobbies she used to love, her grades are dropping - all because she prefers isolation. What might Beatrice do? Beatrice might harm herself to translate the emotional pain she cannot put into words, into physical pain. She might turn to drugs, drinking and smoking to relieve the pressure she feels is inflicted upon her. Beatrice might feel like killing herself because she doesn't remember how to stop being sad.
MEET PETER.
Peter is nineteen years old. Peter engages and is faced with violence every day.

Why does Peter engage in violence? Peter engages in violence because of peer pressure and also as an effect of drugs, drinking and smoking. He sees it as a way to release his pressures - by getting into physical fights. How does he get into fights? He is a part of a gang and so gets himself into street fights. With what does Peter fight? Peter can get his hands on weapons, such as guns and knives, which he will not hesitate in using if he doesn't see another way out. What about his conscience? At that point in time, Peter sees violence as a way in which he can unleash his emotional trauma. Later on, Peter may feel guilty - the stress of guilt could lead him into drugs, drinking and smoking in order to relieve this stress.
VIOLENCE: SURVEY RESULTS
MEET THOMAS.
Thomas is fourteen years old. Thomas is stressed about school.

Why is Thomas stressed about school? Thomas knows he doesn't have a lot of chances to get into an ivy-league or other respected university. His teachers and parents keep on pressuring him to do better and study harder. How does this affect Thomas? His sleeping patterns and eating habits change; he releases this stress through sudden mood swings, tantrums, violence or physical and verbal bullying. What might Thomas do? Thomas might turn to drugs, drinking and smoking to relieve this pressure. Thomas might feel compelled to take his life because he is simply not good enough.
MEET TERESA.
Teresa is sixteen years old. She undergoes immense stress every day.

Why is Teresa under so much stress? Her parents constantly pressure her to do well in school. Her peers pressure her into drugs, drinking and smoking. Society pressures her into fitting in and conforming to the mainstream way of life. Her body is changing, which leads to added frustrations. She is expected to know what career path she wants to take, she is pressured into getting into a respected university, and later into a well-paying job. She is also expected to make life long friends in her teenager years and fall in love so that she can get married at a respectable age. Everyone around her keeps on saying that these years will be the best ones in her life. What might Teresa do? She might turn to drugs, drinking and smoking in order to relieve these tensions, she might fall into depression. She might want to take her life if isn't able to meet all of these expectations.
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 2/11
Second Major Problem - 0/11
Third Major Problem - 0/11
Least Major Problem - 0/11
SCHOOL: SURVEY RESULTS
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 1/11
Second Major Problem - 1/11
Third Major Problem - 2/11
Least Major Problem - 1/11
BODY IMAGE : SURVEY RESULTS
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 0/11
Second Major Problem - 1/11
Third Major Problem - 1/11
Least Major Problem - 0/11
DEPRESSION: SURVEY RESULTS
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 2/11
Second Major Problem - 1/11
Third Major Problem - 1/11
Least Major Problem - 1/11
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 0/11
Second Major Problem - 0/11
Third Major Problem - 0/11
Least Major Problem - 3/11
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 2/11
Second Major Problem - 2/11
Third Major Problem - 0/11
Least Major Problem - 1/11
DRUGS, DRINKING & SMOKING : SURVEY RESULTS
CYBER ADDICTION: SURVEY RESULTS
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 1/11
Second Major Problem - 4/11
Third Major Problem - 1/11
Least Major Problem - 0/11
STRESS: SURVEY RESULTS
An animation on bullying
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
SELF-IDENTITY
Accept that you don't have to rush 'finding' yourself.
Understand your skills and weaknesses.
Know your boundaries.
Develop your self esteem.
Feel positive about yourself.
Find a good therapist if you fall into depression because of these 'identity issues'.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
SCHOOL
Develop your time management skills.
Become organized.
Create a good study environment,
Set your goals at the beginning of each academic year.
Stay on top of your assignments.
Be realistic in your ambitions.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
BODY IMAGE
Have a healthy diet.
Keep in mind that health comes first.
Stop comparing yourself to others.
Be comfortable in your own skin.
Focus on all of your good qualities, instead of fixating on the bad.
Don't go look at magazines if it makes you feel inadequate.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
DEPRESSION
Develop interests.
Stay positive.
Fix your personal problems.
Create a positive social life.
Stop pitying yourself.
Be realistic in your ambitions and expectations.
Change your outlook on your problems.
Become active.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
BULLYING
Tell an adult you feel you can trust - be it parent, teacher, etc...
Don't fight back.
Ignore the bully.
Act confident.
Surround yourself with people you feel comfortable around.
Avoid areas where you feel nervous.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
VIOLENCE
Talk to someone you can trust.
Report violence to the police.
Avoid situations that are likely to lead to violence.
Control your anger and/or walk away.
Be open-minded - respect other people's opinions.
Be assertive - NOT aggressive.
Accept having a problem - go to a therapist.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
PEER PRESSURE
Never do something you don't feel comfortable doing.
Build your self-esteem.
Know your boundaries and respect them.
Keep in mind what consequences your actions will lead to.
Choose your friends wisely.
Follow your instincts.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
DRUGS, Drinking & smoking
Never succumb to peer pressure.
Accept that there are other ways of dealing with stress.
Admit you have a problem and take positive steps to fix it.
Stay away from situations which will force you into taking them.
Ask your family and friends for support.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
CYBER ADDICTION
Keep yourself busy by engaging in other, more productive activities.
Allow yourself to use the Internet only for limited time periods.
Keep your computer out of sight if it proves to be a distraction.
Develop other hobbies.
Ask your family and friends to help you.
TIPS FOR DEALING WITH:
STRESS
Accept that some things are out of your control.
Try meditation to relieve this stress.
Keep a positive attitude.
Manage your time wisely.
Eat well-balanced meals.
Avoid drugs, drinking and smoking.
Get a healthy amount of sleep everyday.
Exercise regularly as it helps your body to fight stress.
Try to stay calm.
Focus on the good things in your life.
TEENAGERS ON BODY IMAGE
by Neeraja Chemburkar - Gr. 9
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 2/11
Second Major Problem - 0/11
Third Major Problem - 1/11
Least Major Problem - 4/11
11 people from the teenage age bracket (13-19 years) were surveyed.

First Major Problem - 0/11
Second Major Problem - 0/11
Third Major Problem - 5/11
Least Major Problem - 1/11
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