The Difficulties of Being a Teenager Essay

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The Difficulties of Being a Teenager

“Go on.” “Everybody’s doing it.” “It’s only one drink.” “You’re such a loser.” I didn’t know what to do. All these voices were repeating over and over in my head. I didn’t want to give into them because I knew what I was doing was wrong. I didn’t want everyone to think I was scared but what if my parents found out. Why was I here? Are these people really my friends if they are really doing this to me? These were the questions that I didn’t know the answers to. I knew in my heart it was wrong but I gave in. This is usually the typical outcome of a scene like this. It is called peer pressure. It can be seen in many different places. In this essay I am
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If you are caught, you might be in real trouble. If you are found in possession of more than a small quantity, you risk more serious charges of dealing. Another factor that teenagers are faced with and usually try to avoid is crime. After some research I found that 90 per-cent of these involve breaking into buildings, theft of property or other vandalism. Most people get involved in crimes such as shoplifting, joyriding, vandalism or arson just for the thrill of getting away with it. Teenagers often steal things they don’t even want or need. Usually these crimes are committed without thought or planning, and repeated only occasionally for a period of a few months, until the excitement begins to wear off. For some teenagers shoplifting or stealing cars begins as a bit of fun but it can get out of hand and crime can become a habit. Teenage boys are at more risk of getting into trouble than girls, however the amount of ‘girl gangs´ committing crimes is becoming more and more common. In 1957 girls accounted for only one crime in eleven. These days’ girls commit more than one in four of all crimes. Friends often encourage each other to go much further than anyone would alone; when you are in a crowd, it is easier to get carried away. Breaking the law might be common amongst teenagers, but it is certainly not without risk. People get caught! If you do commit
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