What is Juvenile Delinquency?Juvenile delinquency is the occurrence of crimes or illegal activity committed by an individual under the age of eighteen. Some of the common crimes associated with juvenile delinquency are truancy, theft and gang-related violence. Many courts have special
Worried about a friend?If one of your friends is having problems, it can make you unhappy too. If you are worried about someone, it can help to talk to someone about it. Here you’ll find advice about how to help a friend in different situations.I’m worried about one
Youth & Technology Over the last two decades technology has grown at a tremendously fast rate and continues to progress rapidly. Today’s children are presented with technology at a young age; they essentially do not know a world that is not electronically connected or withou
Teen Pregnancy You hear about teen pregnancy in movies, in the news, at school, on MTV, and from your parents. You know it’s not a good idea to have a baby before you’re ready, so why are so many teens still getting pregnant every year? And what can you do about it?
Question: What Is Peer Pressure? Answer: Peers are people who are part of the same social group, so the term “peer pressure” refers to the influence that peers can have on each other. Although peer pressure does not necessarily have to be negative, the term “press
For some parents, educators, community members and even teen peers, youth gang-related violence seems to evade common sense. It’s important to reject labeling such youth as “bad” kids by considering the underlying factors.