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Teens at risk

Author: Stephen P Thompson
Publisher: Detroit : Greenhaven Press, 2013.
Series: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
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Explores topics such as the factors that put teens at risk, teenage crime and violence, prevention of teenage pregnancy, and the roles of government and the media in the difficulties that teens face. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen P Thompson
ISBN: 9780737764307 0737764309 9780737764314 0737764317
OCLC Number: 809420833
Description: 199 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Ch. 1 What factors put teens at risk? : Risk taking is a positive function of the teenage brain / David Dobbs --
Teen food options promote obesity and poor health / Eric A. Finkelstein, Laurie Zuckerman --
Cyber junkie: escape the gaming and Internet trap / Kevin Roberts --
Violent video games promote teen aggression and violence / Craig A. Anderson --
Violent video games do not promote teen aggression and violence / Serena Gordon ; Ch. 2 How does substance abuse impact teens? : Teen substance use often leads to addiction / National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse --
Teen substance use seldom leads to addiction / Jann Gumbiner --
Marijuana use is harmful / National Institute on Drug Abuse --
Teens are choosing marijuana over more harmful substances / Kristen Gwyne --
The minimum legal drinking age should be lowered / Michelle Minton --
The minimum legal drinking age should not be lowered / Carla T. Main ; Ch. 3 Does sexuality put teens at risk? : Sexual harassment pervasive in US middle and high schools, survey finds / David Crary --
Poll: young people say online meanness pervasive / CBS News --
Teen sex education should emphasize abstinence until marriage / Alean Zeiler --
Teen sex education should emphasize protection and safety / Patrick Malone, Monica Rodriguez ; Ch. 4 How should society deal with teen discipline and teen crime? : Bullying of gay teens is a serious problem / Kenneth Miller --
Teenage bullying should not be treated as a crime / Jessica Bennett --
Juvenile detention is an ineffective teen sentencing policy / Richard A. Mendal / The Annie E. Casey Foundation --
Problems with zero tolerance policies have been exaggerated / Ken Trump --
Zero tolerance is a harmful school policy for teens / Annette Fuentes.
Series Title: Opposing viewpoints series (Unnumbered)
Responsibility: Stephen P. Thompson, book editor.

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Explores topics such as the factors that put teens at risk, teenage crime and violence, prevention of teenage pregnancy, and the roles of government and the media in the difficulties that teens face. The viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find sources and publications.

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