Common Issues Affecting Teenagers in Today’s Society and Generation

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School of Business BTEC HND in Management/Marketing/Information Technology Common Issues Affecting Teenagers in Today’s Society and Generation Background of the study: Now that we are well into the new Millennium society has begun to recognize serious concerns with issues that teenagers have to deal with today. Some issues have always been there but are now coming to the eyes of the public to find solutions. Other issues are new trends as society begins to adapt to a faster pace of life. This study will define the common issues that the teenagers are facing in today. According to Ofer Zur (2011), Some of the most important issues facing our teenagers at this time are cyber-bullying, teen violence, school shootings, Internet use…show more content…
One of the most popular websites in the internet is very open to video submission of the background stories of a person going through some personal issues (like cyber-bullying, family problem, etc.) and most of them says that their only way out is to take their own lives. Surprisingly, 90-95% of those submitted videos are from teenagers ranging from 19 years old and below. A lot of studies and programs have been focused on adolescents. However, given the complexity and the dynamic nature of the issues, it is helpful to keep on updating and identifying research gaps and challenges in understanding Filipino adolescents and in shaping a better Filipino society. As the philosopher John Stuart Mill (1947) stated, no one holds the complete picture of the truth but everyone holds a bit of the truth. For social science researchers, to complete the picture of this truth is the ultimate goal. All the stakeholders engaged in adolescent development from various areas, focuses, strategies and interests contribute to the molding of young adults so that they will be ready to assume later the responsibilities of mature individuals. Self development, skills building, awareness and concern of social, economic and political issues and active community participation are the immediate goals of all concerned stakeholders, and well-being is the ultimate goal. Specifically, the policy makers, program planners and implementers are always in need of newer and richer
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