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Teenager Background Summary
When and where did teenagers become a group?
- Teenagers became a group in the 1940s after World War II when they were starting to gain more independence, when they had more money, and when they were starting to develop their own traits within their age group. Due to having more independence and money teens were able to find themselves and create new traits within their group that separated them from the rest of society.
- Teens in the mid-1900s were thought of as people that were capable of knowing right from wrong, non-materialistic people, and people that were able to create a greater future. Stereotyping has changed the perception of teens in society today. Teens are now thought of as lazy and incapable of creating a better society. Teens are also thought of as more materialistic because of the increased amount of materialistic items in society today. The stereotyping of teens from society hides the true potential of teens.
- Stereotyping primarily affects teens today and their self-image, the opportunities given to them, and makes them feel categorized.
- Teens have underdeveloped brains and illogical minds and negatively affect society through their mood changes towards their family and bullying because teens are at a point in their life where they do not have much logic.
- Malala Yousafzai is an inspirational sixteen year-old from Mingora, Pakistan that has stood up against authority to fight for women to be able to get and education in her country.
- There are many figures associated with the typical teenager in the media today, but some of the most common are Kendall and Kylie Jenner, Justin Bieber, and Miley Cyrus. Kendall and Kylie Jenner are known for their partying, Justin Bieber is known for his drug and alcohol abusing, and Miley Cyrus is know for her seductive singing and outrageous performances.