IS IT EASY TO BE YOUNG ? PRESENTATION FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE 10th FORM
BEING A TEENAGER TEENAGER – WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It means having everything for the first time being with friends having problems with parents taking a lot of exams having problems with skinhaving problems with skin going to parties and discotheques lacking understanding on the part of people who surround him learning to take the consequences of actions
What are teens life ambitions? They want to Enjoy life Be independent Express their individuality Be taken seriously Earn money Do well at school Have their own values and beliefs Try out all sort of options Protest against the society Change the world to the best
What problems worry young people ? Family problems Personal problems School problems Violence Aggressiveness Cruelty Drug addiction Drinking problems Poverty Discrimination
What are the reasons of the teens problems? The reasons are (that) Teens get depressed and upset They are badly treated at home Their parents are quite indifferent Teens are not taken seriously They cant solve their problems themselves The system of our life The changes of the society
Young People – Old Problems? Nowadays, more and more social problems are associated with being young. Different people explain the reasons for teenagers behaviour: The Government The specialists Adults Teenagers
The Government says that violence, AIDS, drugs, alchohol are more and more associated with youngsters. The specialists explain that the changes in our society force young people choose their own lifestyle. Adults think that the teenagers are too young to be taken seriously. Teenagers admit that they often cannot solve their problems themselves.
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Are divided into social political cultural
Do You Know These Rights? All Children have The right to non-discrimination The right to life The right to name and nationality at birth The right to health and health care The right to education and development The right to leisure The right to express their views The right to information The right to meet other people The right to privacy The right to take a full and active part in everyday life The right to protection ?
The difference between rule, law, regulation, obligation and right : (from the dictionary) -Rule- 1.law or custom which guides or controls behaviour or action:~s of the game.2.something that can or must be done according to regulation. Law - rule made by authority for the proper regulation of a community or society. Regulation – rule, order ; authoritative direction. Obligation – duty that shows what action must be taken(e.g.:the power of the law, a sense of what is right). Right – something one may do or have by law, authority, etc.: human~.
ALL FAMILIES HAVE RULES What rules does your family have? MY PARENTS Allow me to… Let me… Make me… Forbid me…
ALLOW ME: MY PARENTS ALLOW ME: ToTo watch what I want on TV eat what I want and like have my pocket money dress the way I want drive the car decide what to do after finishing school make friends with a boy or a girl
MY PARENTS LET ME Choose my own friendsChoose my own friends Get a part time jobGet a part time job Cook dinner for myselfCook dinner for myself Spend my pocket moneySpend my pocket money Go to discosGo to discos Wear jeans to schoolWear jeans to school Organize parties at homeOrganize parties at home
MY PARENTS MAKE ME be home by 11 oclockbe home by 11 oclock wear school uniformwear school uniform help about the househelp about the house do my lessonsdo my lessons show my school diaryshow my school diary read booksread books play musical instrumentsplay musical instruments be always carefullybe always carefully
FORBID ME MY PARENTS FORBID ME to stay late at nightto stay late at night to smoketo smoke to drink alcoholto drink alcohol to wear jeans to schoolto wear jeans to school to organize parties at hometo organize parties at home to drive a carto drive a car to watch film for adults on TVto watch film for adults on TV
Teenagers like wearing T-shirts with messages on them:
Poems with rules decided for young people by adults Learn well your grammar, And never stammer, Write well and neatly, And sing most sweetly. Edward Lear
YOU ARE THE OLDEST You who are the oldest, You who are the tallest, Dont you think you ought to help The youngest and the smallest? You who are the strongest, You who are the quickest, Dont you think you ought to help The weakest and the sickest? Gelett Burgess
For a child A child should always say whats true And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at the table; At least as far as he is able. Robert Louis Stevenson
Do as I say ! Take out the papers and the trash, Or you dont get no spending cash. You aint gonna rock and roll no more. Yakety-yak. Dont tack back. Just finish cleaning up your room, Lets see the dust fly with that broom, Get all the garbage out of sight, Or you dont go out Friday night. Dont you give me no dirty looks, Your mother hip, she knows what cook. Just tell your hoodlum friend outside, You aint got time to take a ride. J. Leiber and M. Stoller
MY RIGHTS I claim the human right to live. I claim the human right to love. I claim the human right to work. I claim the right of every child to eat. You should have the right to talk And of course the right to leisure. You should have the right to rest And enjoy the life for pleasure.