A person’s behavior is not only molded by his/her family, but also by society. In fact, in teens’ lives, society has a big role to play, especially when it comes to behavior, attitude, and character. Today’s society is packed with modern conveniences such as media ads and the internet, which makes the big world small. With just a few clicks, teens can easily watch the news and follow the latest trends.
How the media affects teens?
Many years ago, the only forms of media are radio and television. Today, it is everywhere: television, radio, video games, internet, and social media platforms, to name a few. How the teens use media can positively or negatively impact their lives. With the internet, teens can easily search for things that interest them the most. It can help them in doing research. It will enable them to meet people from other places. On the flip side, the media can affect how teens think. Censorship is something that is not present in today’s media platforms. Teens can easily access things that are not meant to be seen or heard by people of their age.
School and peer pressure
Teens spend more of their time at school. The people they encounter at school: teachers, classmates, and peers can greatly affect their character and mindset. If they choose the right circle, then they will turn out to be fine individuals. On the other hand, if they choose the wrong friends, they will most likely turn out to be a problem for society. Which is why it is important to choose the right friends. Keep the circle small.
Law enforcement and the impact on teens
How the police authorities implement the law can have a huge impact on the overall behavior and mentality of teens. If the crime is prevalent, teens might look at it as something normal. It might even lead to committing crimes too because it is normal after all. On the other hand, if the law enforcers are strict in implementing the laws, teens will grow up to be law abiding citizens. They will most likely refrain from doing things that could put them in jail.
The youth is the hope of tomorrow. Which is why it is important to create a society that would mold the youth to become a better version of themselves. To create a society that is conducive to growing responsible adults, parents should make sure they do their part. A society consists of family units. Hence, molding the teen starts at home. It is the primary responsibility of parents to nurture their children and make sure they grow to be responsible adults. The environment that the children are exposed to at home will affect their way of life, especially on how they mingle with other people.
To sum it up, family and society should work hand in hand to produce responsible adults. All the basic units of society are responsible for creating an environment that is conducive for everyone, especially for the youth.