This in turn, leads to another set of problems. While making friends is always encouraged, it is a completely different matter of whom your child are friends with. With the lack of guidance from parents, the young are easily influenced by the things around them, especially their friends – bad friends bring bad influence.
This can lead them to commit crimes. Amongst the common crimes committed is theft; from the simple act of shop lifting to robbery. These unhealthy practices are mostly common in urban areas like cities.
Besides stealing, bullying is another common juvenile crime. Some cases of bullying have made headlines in the newspapers. Pictures and videos of teenage bullies beating up their peers are viral in the internet. And some of these cases have led to murder. There are also cases where teen-criminals committed rape, shockingly.
Next on the list is drug abuse, another common teen crime. The most common of drug abuse would be smoking. Students at school these days have the gall to actually smoke in the school compound, provided in a secluded place where they won’t be caught such as inside the bathrooms. Some others are smart enough to puff a stick outside of the school compounds, either during recess or after class is over. These unhealthy practices all driven from bad influence of peers and lack of parental …show more content…
The crimes committed will sully their reputation and records, thus thinning their chance for a bright future.
While we can easily point fingers at the teenagers, the parents themselves are not vindicated. That is to say parents should be the primary target on curbing juvenile delinquency. According to an article, a shock-and-therapy strategy has been utilized towards parents through hard-hitting TV advertisements, coaching clinics, films, and seminar. The education ministry officials hope that this method will reach out towards parents, creating an impact from them to ‘wake up’ and taking this problem seriously.
For schools, disciplinary teachers should be given the rights to punish students who misbehave. This way the students would think twice before doing mischief. Punishments such as canning and public-shaming – done in a suitable and appropriate manner – should be sufficient, alongside applying stricter school