What Is Our Youth Facing in Our Society Today?

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What Is Our Youth Facing In Our Society Today?

 Children today are faced with a more hostile world than the one in which their parents grew up. Because of this, today’s children are also experiencing greater fears and worries. The fears of Violence, Drugs, AIDS, and Divorce are problems most adults didn’t even consider while growing, yet they are commonplace among kids today. The effects of fears on young people lives today come from Drugs, Violence, AIDS and Divorce. I believe that youth violence in America is somewhat due to the use of drugs, but not entirely. Although drugs are known to educe violent behavior, I do not believe they are the routes of violence among American teens. I think that kids can be violent with the absence of drugs. While under the influence of alcohol, one cannot understand the difference between what is wrong and what is right. They believe they are at a much more powerful level that they actually are. Emotions are much more prominent after someone has been drinking, and this may lead to random outbursts upon any one near. All and All I believe violence and drugs among kids can sometimes be more of a mental health or house hold related issue. Divorce has become an unquestionable remedy for the miserably married. Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Every year in the US approximately one million children experience divorce which, is about one in every three children. The effects of divorce can be tremendously painful for both children and adults. Children of divorce are more likely to suffer from behavioral, social, academic, and psychological problems than children raised in two-parent families. The child must also deal with issues such as economic hardship, moving, and other major issues may follow. The actual separation of the family will be the initial crisis that a child must deal with. There are more than 40 million people in the world with the disease known as AIDS....
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