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.
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.

3 comments:

Doomchild said...

I agree that the media amplifies problems involving teens and drinking. I hate how teens are a magnet to all these things even though adults in their twenties and thirties do a lot of the same things that teens do...

I feel as if this post would be even better if you were to give more reasons to back up your thoughts and opinions.

Conner said...

I agree that teens are very subjective to today's media, containing sex and drinking themes. I feel as though teens never get the full understanding of their problem until it is too late, whether that be getting in trouble, or even worse, death. I like your point about how teens want to rebel, against their parents when they drink or smoke.

Mj16-Nirvana said...

yeah the media makes more headlines involving teens than adults. Teens may drink and do other things but it shouldn't be made so public. the media and everyone makes is pretty basic if you do anything to rebel you'll end up failing and getting in trouble.

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