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Kids And Teenagers
821 wordsThe book Branded, by Alissa Quart is an amazing book that talks about how much money, time, and energy is spent by our corporate culture to effectively change the lives and habits of teenagers. The book is written by, and she does a marvelous job of documenting the teenage-corporate-media relationship throughout American history. With degrees from Brown University and Columbia, her journalism and research skills are unparalleled. Every statement and point is backed up by countless facts, studies...
Greater Force On The Adversary's Side Teenagers
677 wordsEvil Forces of Drugs The use of illegal drugs among today's teenagers is rampantly increasing. Drugs are going from the undergrounds to the hallways of America's schools; nevertheless, they are corrupting America's youth. Those that are fighting the war against drugs are using the wrong weapons to defend teenagers from this enemy. For example, education and drug abuse programs are being used as weapons, but, ironically, they are merely arousing curiosity in the adolescents. Although teenagers ar...
Napster Users As Teenagers
1,269 wordsNapster and the Stereo type The construction of Napster, and its incredible popularity have changed the way many people around the world both obtain and listen to music. The Napster technology is defined as a person-to-person file sharing community. In other words, it is a forum where any number of people can go and exchange media. This technology has proved so effective with the transfer of music files that people have now begun exchanging pictures, movies, books, and other media at Internet si...
Are The Kids The Only Ones
885 wordsGrowing up in Todays World Its tough enough being a teenager in todays world without the temptations of drugs, sex, and violence, but in the year 2000 this is what the adolescents face. We face more obstacles and trials and tribulations than teens faced twenty or thirty years ago. There is more sexual content on todays televisions, more violence in todays school, and more peer pressure to try all sorts of new drugs. Yet it seems the youth of today have accomplished more. We are chess champions, ...
621 wordsHester and Today's Teenagers Compared to the 1800's, today's society exemplifies more complexity and a more difficult way of life. Although The Scarlet Letter was a book written in the nineteenth century, it reveals a realistic situation happening with today' teenagers. Today, adultery among teenagers has become a major issue and using Hester Prynne as an example can allow youngsters to reflect on their future actions. Ever since Hester Prynne involved herself with Arthur, her life reflected a s...
Just Forces The More Vulnerable Teenagers
892 wordsHard Times All to often the headlines of the paper would shout out how more teenagers are getting in trouble with the law. Gang member gets shot, teenager is arrested for possession of narcotics, and homeless teenager goes to jail for stealing are just a few stories about teenagers today. Teenagers do not have it as easy as from years before. Today they are faced with so many more obstacles; no wonder they are getting into so much trouble. Not all teenagers have such a hard time in life, but the...
Shows Relevance To Today's Teenage Parents
728 wordsA Scarlet Solution " He that is without sin among you let him cast a stone at her" (St. John 8: 7). In the novel The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne this particular verse may have been conveniently left out of the Puritan's Bible. Yet stones they threw and in great abundance. In the 1600's, religion and moral standards had an extremely powerful influence on the way people lived. Single parents were not accepted and were severely punished by humiliation and even death. Today unwed mothers a...
Today's Generations Of Teenagers
1,064 wordsMembership in a community means different things to different people, which causes conflict between members and outsiders. Members of the teenage community encounter negative prejudices daily because of the preconceived idea that all teenagers engage in behavior harmful to themselves, to others, and to society as a whole. Because the prejudice is applied to all members just the same, undeserving members are assumed to be detrimental, fitting that criterion of a teenager, regardless of one's own ...
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