Do Teens Do Not Care About Politics? Essay

1381 Words Apr 12th, 2016 6 Pages
Today’s teens are known to be uninterested in politics, and some of the reasons they are uninterested is, that they do not care about politics because it does not affect them, teenagers simply do not know about politics, and teens have been raised in the age of social media. The first reason that researchers do not think teens are interested in politics is that teens do not care about politics because it does not affect them. For example, Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, a cognitive neuroscientist from University College London, UK has done research on why adolescents always puts themselves first. The research showed that teens use a different a different part of their brain compared to adults, which makes them more selfish. In other words teens are more selfish compared to adults, so they should not be able to do something that they do not even care about and what doesn’t directly affect them. I think that’s very true because us teens tend to put ourselves before anybody else compared to adults. Another reason that teens are uninterested in politics is that they simply do not know about them at all. Peter Levine, Director of the Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement argues that teens don’t take civics until their senior year and that is too late. Basically, if teens vote at sixteen and won’t take civics until senior year, then they don’t really know what they are doing. The final reason that teens are not interested in politics is that they are…

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