Nowadays the young generation enjoys more attention than those of the previous generations. They are more troubled now and a bit rebellious too. Here are the major challenges faced by today’s youth generation.
Single parent household
Many children today live in a single parent household. When they see their parents live in different places, their minds are affected. The rate of single parent household has increased significantly over the last few years. Thes children are deprived of parental guidance.
Violence in schools
Schools play a big role in the development of a child. But nowadays the violence in school has increased. The children are subject to bullies. Crimes like stabbings and fighting, etc. are happening all the time.
Obesity is a major problem with the young generation today. These kids are inclined to consuming fast foods and those that are less nutritious. These are the main causes of obesity. Kids with obesity can suffer from high blood pressure diabetes, depression, etc.
Inadequate job opportunities
The job market is very tight now. One of the main reasons for this is that colleges and universities are quite costly now. They need to work besides their studies to pay for their college education. Even after they graduate, there is not enough job opportunity for them.
Some people find it very hard to deal with these issues. These young people require the help of their family and friends to solve these problems and lead a good life.
The youth has a very important role to play in changing the world. They are the ones who can make this world a better place to live in. Here are some of the ways they can create a positive impact in our society.
Know their rights
Though the youth cannot vote yet, they have the national and international rights. They should use these rights when they are in trouble or face any injustice. But before they can ask for their rights they need to know what rights they have.
Learn about local problems
They should be aware of the local problems that are affecting their neighborhood or community. They must know about the tax that’s affecting their family, or the social structure that’s creating a problem for a living, etc. They should think about better ways to deal with these situations.
When they see anything violent or any wrong doing, they should speak out. Now there is an opportunity to express an opinion online. They should try both social media and offline ways of expressing their thoughts. They can arrange a meeting or gather within the community to discuss issues that are bothering them.
They should form a network. There are many youths who are also worried about their society and want to do something to improve the condition. They should reach out to them, learn from their efforts and apply them in their communities.
By spreading the word and working together, the young generation can make a huge impact on the society, and its people. With their help, we will be able to have a better world to live in.
4 Reasons why the young generation suffers from depression
Depression affects a lot of teenagers around the world. Teen girls go through depression more than the boys. These are five major reasons of depression in our society today.
Negative attitude from peers
Teens suffer from depression when their peers don’t like them. Those who are accepted by the peers have a healthier self-esteem than those who spend their teenage days without friends. They even attempt suicide due to depression. The parents and the teachers must always be aware of the signs of teen depression. They should deal with the problem before it gets out of hand.
Major life changes
Teens today are rebellious. When major life changes happen, like going to university or divorce of parents, etc. they get stressed out. They find it very hard to adjust to the new life, so they go under depression.
Peer rejection leads to low esteem which in consequence leads to depression. Some teens have such low esteem that they form dysmorphic disorders. Bulimia and Anorexia are two types of dysmorphia which causes an incorrect perception of one’s body. They think that they are fat and so they try unhealthy means of staying slim.
Bullying is also a major form of teen depression. Some teens are at more risk of being bullied than other teens, like the LGBT teens and those with special needs.
These problems in the society must be taken care of by the parents, teachers, and community. Teen depression is a dangerous thing, and the rate of suicide due to depression is on the rise. So, steps must be taken immediately to overcome this problem.