In this Assignment I will discuss different dimensions of Risk. I will also try to examine how is these different dimensions of Risk relate in shaping day to day lives of Children and Young People. All of us encounter some sort of risk everyday in our lives whether it is using the internet, driving a car or a career change. All of these tasks or decisions are considered as’ Risks’. In some Instances we may be more conscious of a Risk that involves to a certain decision or activity. ‘Crucially, our understanding to risk is contingent upon our situation, perception and disposition ‘( Tucker S , Trotman D . 2010. P119)
As Risk can be both ‘Positive’ and Negative’ for example ‘ A career change’ , ‘Further Education’ or ‘Getting Married ‘ may seem like more Positive and straight forward Risks or rather considered as opportunities to people than ‘un protected sex’ ‘Alcohol Consumption ‘ or Drug usage’ which has more negative outcomes. Risk can be balance between acquisitive opportunities and potential dangers( Wilkinson , 2001:91) Whenever the intention of Risk is present there are consequences that are a result of our actions and our decisions. We may be able to categorise Risk on different levels of high or low based on the nature of risks. I will further elaborate this by giving specific examples. Some Risks may be termed as ‘Calculated Risk’ which may be based on our prior experience of similar actions and the estimate of Risk is more calculated For example , Taking a Short cut to avoid traffic jam or Being late for work (Tucker and Trotman. 2010. P122) On the other hand Risk may depend upon factors like our location, lifestyle, homeland, culture and race, for Example lifestyle may have a crucial impact on Risk taking, for instance, making a cup may not even require a second of thought in England and the risk associated with it may be minor compared to those communities where only source of water is’ infested with parasites, or ‘populated with effluence...
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