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Music

  • 2 min read

Music can affect us Today music is a necessity in many people’s lives.  People listen to music all the time, from students who listen to it at social gatherings, adults driving to work, and those who listen to music to plainly enjoy life. Our point is every day, almost everyone will encounter music whether intentionally or voluntarily as it surrounds us. Music is used in many different ways. Some people use it as an outlet of expression and people use music to identify with who they are.   Nowadays, music has a major impact on children’s lives everywhere. Teens begin… 

Video Games

  • 4 min read

Video games were first introduced in the 1970s and have now become an invariable source of fun and entertainment for children. This virtual world has become a place of fantasy, where they are rewarded for every game they win. Nowadays, video games can be seen in almost all homes, with children having their own individual video game consoles and play stations. There are basically five varieties of video games including sports, general entertainment, fantasy violence, educational games and human violence. Positive Effects of Video Games on Children Video games that have educational content have been proven to have a positive… 

Internet

  • 6 min read

Keeping yourself Safe Let’s face it – when it comes to the Net, today’s children and teens know much more than their parents. It’s no big deal being able to surf the Net, to be in a Chat room and text friends on your mobile all at the same time! Today though, the internet has become a place for predators and bullies, and children and teens need to know how to keep themselves SAFE!! Social Networking Safety Teens and young adults have flocked to so-called social-networking sites, to the extent that children who don’t have a profile are becoming the… 

Alcohol

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Drinking in childhood is a serious problem Alcohol has a negative impact on health. Alcohol can damage every organ in your body, including your developing brain. Alcohol can affect your ability to co-ordinate movements, memory, and judgement. In addition to its negative impact on health, alcohol use among youth can lead to violence, risky sexual behavior, poor performance in school, alcohol-related driving incidents, and other harmful behaviors. Youth drinking alcohol has also been found to cause youthful deaths by drowning, suicide, and homicide. Children who drink alcohol before the age of 15 years are five times more likely than those… 

Drug Abuse

  • 3 min read

What Are Drugs? A drug is a chemical that you take into your body, which changes your mood and the way you feel. There are drugs that your doctor gives you to make you better when you are ill, and there are drugs which are against the law to take.   Why do people take drugs? There are many reasons why people might take drugs. Some of the reasons that people give include: To look grown up or good in front of people. They like the thought of doing something dangerous Their friends are doing it Wanting to escape feelings… 

Smoking

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Smoking is Harmful Smoking is one of the worst things children or adults can do to their bodies. Smoking cigarettes can harm almost every organ in your body, from top to bottom and inside and out. Yet every single day a lot of children start smoking. Often, people start smoking when they are young and can’t really think that far into the future to worry about an illness they might not get for many years. Within a short time people who smoke become addicted to harmful substances within the cigarette such as nicotine. The younger you are when you start… 

Displacement / Homelessness

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What is homelessness? Homelessness means not having a home. You don’t have to be living on the streets to be homeless – even if you have a roof over your head you can still be homeless. This may be because your home is unsuitable or you don’t have any rights to stay where you live. Who is at risk of becoming homeless? Homelessness affects a large number of people in the society; they are at risk of becoming homeless because they are less able to cope on their own. These include: young people the elderly people with children people with… 

Racism

  • 3 min read

What is racism? Racism can be defined as the belief that physical differences in human characteristics or ability, cultural differences makes a particular race superior to others. It can also be described as discrimination or prejudice based on race. Discrimination can also be based on religious beliefs, background, culture, location and many other things. Everyone has the right to feel comfortable about who they are, and not be judged according to what they look like.   What are some of the signs of racism? Discriminatory practices by one person or a group of persons targeting members of specific groups of… 

Abortion

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What is abortion? Abortion means choosing to end a pregnancy before term.  This means that you don’t have the baby if you were pregnant. Everyone is entitled to their own views on abortion.   Causes of Abortion The following are reasons why people may have an abortion: Fear of the financial difficulty that is involved in raising the child. If a female is financially unstable, unemployed or still at school, she would be unable to afford taking care of a child. The fear of what other people like friends, neighbours and family or especially parents might think or say about… 

Running Away from Home

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Who is a runaway? A runaway is a minor or a person who is under age 18, who has left the home of his or her parent or legal guardian without permission, or has been thrown out by his or her parent and is considered by the local authorities to lack the capacity to live on his or her own.   Reasons why children run away from home Kicked out – One reason why kids leave home isn’t because they chose to ‘runaway,’  but because they get thrown out by a parent or guardian. Sexual Abuse – when a child…