Alcohol and teenagers seem to have been closely related to each other since the birth of the idea of teen culture. Because of its illegality, drinking provides a certain appeal of rebellion to any kid trying to defy his or her parents or other authority figures, which is probably why they always seem to be showing up together.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Teenagers and Drinking
Teenagers seem to drink a lot, despite the legal age requirement being twenty-one. They're heard about all the time on T.V. and in movies, and always seem to be showing up in headlines. Why the media is so fascinated with them is nearly an inexplicable phenomena, but they still are nonetheless. Stories of tragedy and warning are heard constantly, while tales of enjoyment are strategically avoided- teens driving under the influence and dying, parties gone out of control, and alcohol poisoning seem to be all that comes of it, which is probably for the better, despite the fact that the media is being used to put a spin on how things really are.