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Issues facing youth in the 21st century
Transcript of Issues facing youth in the 21st century
What issues do children and youth face in the twenty-first century? How are the issues that they face today different from the issues experienced by children in previous generations?
Growing Up Too Fast
Children and Youth are experimenting with adult activities
Influenced by movies, TV, and the internet
The Secret Life of an American Teenager
Teen Pregnancies are rapidly increasing
"The measure of success in life is how much stuff you have."
Pressure to be perfect/fit in
Want what everyone else has
Don't feel important unless they have things
More likely to bring less income home
Single parent homes has increased drastically
In the past every actor/actress had a cigarette in their hand on screen
Awareness of the dangers of smoking has increased making smoking less popular
drugs and drinking are now more common in our generations
Schools can be a war zone for children
School shootings, stabbings, fighting, and suicide
21% of all children in North America are considered in poverty
Contributes to social, behavioral and educational problems
Parents cant afford proper education,
Children get bullied at school
Issues Facing Youth
13 Reasons Why
Single Parent Households
ex: Depression, Anxiety, Eating disorders
What issues do children and youth face in the 21st century?
How are the issues that they face today different from the issues experienced by children in previous generations?