People are aware of rape as a rising problem in today’s society, and most people think that walking down the dark alley at night might get you in a position where some maniac will jump out of the shadows and try to rape you. Unfortunately the sad truth is that the biggest percentage of rapes occurring is known as date rape. There is no discrimination when it comes to date rape, both men and women suffer and get raped. Date rape or any form of rape is not about love, it never was, rape is an act of violence and nothing more.
Violence is a learned behavior – teenagers are inundated with images of violent behavior everyday. They learn violent behaviors from their family, their peers, the media, and video games. These behaviors are reinforced again and again by the excessive violence that teens see on the Internet, in video games, music videos, and movies. Research studies [...]
Continual aggressive behavior from childhood through late adolescence is a significant predictor of adult alcohol use and abuse, a new University of Michigan study indicates. In comparison to childhood and adolescent aggression, some variables often thought of as risk factors, such as problems in the family and parents’ poor educational background, are weak predictors of [...]
We are all privy to the fact that teen violence is a very big social problem, not just in the U.S but in every part of the globe. For example in the U.K, happy slapping is a very popular “game” that teens play. It involves slapping people, usually unsuspecting victims that are just minding their [...]
Why are American teenagers three times more violent than Canadian teens? Contrary to conventional wisdom, it’s not necessarily because there are more crime-ridden big cities in the U.S. Instead, the answer has more to do with the fact there are far more children born to teenage mothers in the U.S. than in Canada — and [...]
Explosive temper tantrums, physical aggression, fighting, threats or attempts to hurt others (including homicidal thoughts), use of weapons, cruelty toward animals, fire setting, intentional destruction of property and vandalism are just some of the violent, dangerous and destructive behaviors that some children and adolescents show from time to time. This is a very puzzling and [...]
Children and adolescents are probably the most emotional, dramatic and vocal creatures on earth. They often over react and express their emotions verbally by making threats, cursing and sometimes they even resort to violent behavior, either hurting themselves or others. But how can parents know when their children’s threats mean something else, something serious that [...]