Is it easy to be young ? PRESENTATION FOR THE STUDENTS OF THE 10th FORM The teacher : Kudra E.M.
“BEING A TEENAGER” – WHAT DOES IT MEAN? It means having everything for the first time being with friends having problems with parents taking a lot of exams having problems with skin going to parties and discotheques lacking understanding on the part of people who surround him learning to take the consequences of actions
What are teens’ life ambitions? They want to Enjoy life Be independent Express their individuality Be taken seriously Earn money Do well at school Have their own values and beliefs Try out all sort of options Protest against the society Change the world to the best
What problems worry young people ? Family problems Personal problems School problems Violence Aggressiveness Cruelty Drug addiction Drinking problems Poverty Discrimination
What are the reasons of the teens’ problems? The reasons are (that) Teens get depressed and upset They are badly treated at home Their parents are quite indifferent Teens are not taken seriously They can’t solve their problems themselves The system of our life The changes of the society
Young People – Old Problems? Nowadays, more and more social problems are associated with being young. Different people explain the reasons for teenagers’ behaviour:
The Government says that violence, AIDS, drugs, alchohol are more and more associated with youngsters. The specialists explain that the changes in our society force young people choose their own lifestyle. Adults think that the teenagers are too young to be taken seriously. Teenagers admit that they often cannot solve their problems themselves.
EVERYONE HAS RIGHTS, INCLUDING YOU To protect children’s rights the United Nations has worked out an international agreement called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It gives you different rights.
RIGHTS OF THE CHILD Are divided into social political cultural
Do You Know These Rights? All Children have The right to non-discrimination The right to life The right to name and nationality at birth The right to health and health care The right to education and development The right to leisure The right to express their views The right to information The right to meet other people The right to privacy The right to take a full and active part in everyday life The right to protection
The difference between rule, law, regulation, obligation and right : (from the dictionary) Rule-1.law or custom which guides or controls behaviour or action:~s of the game.2.something that can or must be done according to regulation. Law - rule made by authority for the proper regulation of a community or society. Regulation – rule, order ; authoritative direction. Obligation – duty that shows what action must be taken(e.g.:the power of the law, a sense of what is right). Right – something one may do or have by law, authority, etc.: human~.
There are a lot of organisations all over the world that help people to cope with their problems. The NSPCC – National Security for the Protection of Cruelty to Children was founded in Britain in 1884. It helps children. The NSPCC has inspectors all over the country. Some people who work there are volunteers. Everybody who has a suspicion that a child is being treated badly can inform one of the inspectors or even write a letter.This organisation also includes child health care, the care and the protection of single parents.
The organisation “SAVE the CHILDREN” This organisation was founded in 1990 in Latvia by initiative of a children’s doctor Inguna Ebele. Experts and specialists investigate into the family’s situation, work out documents aimed at the improvement of this situation. More than 1000 members work there nowadays. A centre responsible for implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child was founded in Latvia.
ALL FAMILIES HAVE RULES What rules does your family have? MY PARENTS
MY PARENTS ALLOW ME: To watch what I want on TV To eat what I want and like To have my pocket money To dress the way I want To drive the car To decide what to do after finishing school To make friends with a boy or a girl
MY PARENTS LET ME Choose my own friends Get a part time job Cook dinner for myself Spend my pocket money Go to discos Wear jeans to school Organize parties at home
MY PARENTS MAKE ME be home by 11 o’clock wear school uniform help about the house do my lessons show my school diary read books play musical instruments be always carefully
MY PARENTS FORBID ME to stay late at night to smoke to drink alcohol to wear jeans to school to organize parties at home to drive a car to watch film for adults on TV
Teenagers like wearing T-shirts with messages on them:
Poems with rules decided for young people by adults “ Learn well your grammar, And never stammer, Write well and neatly, And sing most sweetly”. Edward Lear
YOU ARE THE OLDEST You who are the oldest, You who are the tallest, Don’t you think you ought to help The youngest and the smallest? You who are the strongest, You who are the quickest, Don’t you think you ought to help The weakest and the sickest? Gelett Burgess
“ For a child “ A child should always say what’s true And speak when he is spoken to, And behave mannerly at the table; At least as far as he is able. Robert Louis Stevenson
“ Do as I say ! ” Take out the papers and the trash, Or you don’t get no spending cash. You ain’t gonna rock and roll no more. Yakety-yak. Don’t tack back. Just finish cleaning up your room, Let’s see the dust fly with that broom, Get all the garbage out of sight, Or you don’t go out Friday night. Don’t you give me no dirty looks, Your mother hip, she knows what cook. Just tell your hoodlum friend outside, You ain’t got time to take a ride. J. Leiber and M. Stoller
“ MY RIGHTS “ I claim the human right to live. I claim the human right to love. I claim the human right to work. I claim the right of every child to eat. You should have the right to talk And of course the right to leisure. You should have the right to rest And enjoy the life for pleasure.