Feature youth culture link: Music and youth identity
The famous comedian Bill Cosby once said, “Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.” Cosby was certainly correct about the power of music, but he may have failed to recognize that characteristics youth become ‘passionate’ about may not actually be separate from their musical affiliations.
Truth About Bullies and Victims @ homeword.com
On December 1, 1997, fourteen-year-old Michael Carneal, a bespectacled ninth-grader, walked into Heath High School in West Paducah, Kentucky, carrying a large parcel wrapped in a quilt. He lied and told a somewhat suspicious teacher that the bundle contained “props for a science project.” Shortly before 8:00 a.m., just before the first bell rang, this son of a respected lawyer and elder put down his bundle, inserted earplugs, drew a weapon, and fired twelve shots into a circle of kids gathered for prayer in the lobby.
The Power of Positive Peer Influence @ homeword.com
No one is exempt from peer pressure. The demand to conform to a particular group, or to society in general, is made on people of all ages. The pressure to conform comes in various shapes and sizes. Sometimes it is subtle; sometimes it is blatant. No one having a heartbeat, though, can say that he or she has never had to battle peer pressure.