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Sunday, May 1, 2011...I watched the movie Insidious quite a few hours before my bedtime. A few weeks ago I checked one of my most promising free-movie websites for a clear version, which did not yet exist. Anyway, I watched this movie—pausing it regularly— in fascination. My emotion was shocked, hopeful, scared, anxious and frustrated for the duration of the film. Sometimes, I convince myself that the terms that are mentioned and the actions that occur are real. I thought that time would erase the vividness of the scenes in the movie; they did not. I laid in my bed with hopes of falling asleep easily and I began to recollect some of the scariest scenes of Insidious. Next time I’ll watch a horror film before noon.
In this blog, you will probably have second thoughts about making choices that might affect you in your later years in life. It contains information that is effecting teen’s age 12-19. Hopefully, this blog will change some of the lives of these young people and have them realize that having sex at a young age can affect them physically, emotionally, and financially.
My issue on this project is teen sex and STD's. I strongly believe that in today's day and age, teen sex has become overrated. To some teenagers, it has become the "norm" to have sex. I am really passionate about this topic and I strongly believe that it's a topic that needs to be addressed to children and especially parents whether they have children or not.
STD’s (Sexually Transmitted Disease) are another important issue that are killing the lives of these children. Children as young as 15 are diagnosed with at least one STD. Some even have more than one. Unfortunately, the majority of teens don’t even know that they are walking around these streets with it.
Stats on Teen Sex:
· In 2002, 12% of all pregnancies, or 757,000, occurred among adolescents aged 15-19.
· In 2006, an estimated 5,259 young people aged 13-24 in the 33 states reporting to CDC were diagnosed with HIV/AIDS, representing about 14% of the persons diagnosed that year.
· In 2009, 46% of high school students had ever had sexual intercourse, and 14% of high school students had had four or more sex partners during their life.
· In 2009, 34% of currently sexually active high school students did not use a condom during last sexual intercourse.
Stats on STD’s:
Of the 12 million cases, 3 million cases of STD’s are among teenagers. About 13 percent of youth ages 13 to 19 contract an STD each year. The most common STD’s that youth contract are Chlamydia, HPV, Herpes, HIV/AIDS, and Gonorrhea, to name a few.
One in four teenage girls in the U.S. has an STD, according to the Centers for Disease Control. In Wisconsin, the rate of four of the most commonly reported STDs among teens jumped 53 percent between 1997 and 2007. Females and minorities, especially African-Americans, have been hit hard.
I wonder if teens do this for the attention or if they do it because of peer pressure. I also wonder why teens don’t take a stand in what they know is right.
My plan moving forward, is to continue to do more research on teen sex and study STD’s and how they effect the human body.
Loving someone and being in a relationship can be dangerous. You can have heart ache, infidelity, and financial issues. Many problems can occur, but the biggest danger in a relationship is Domestic violence. I’m super interested in Domestic violence because Domestic violence is an issue, and many people look over it and don’t care for the problem.
Domestic violence can harm you physically and mentally, it can harm you so bad, that you stay in the relationship. Some people get addicted and get attached to the violence. Domestic violence can come from any sex, male or female. Domestic violence is used to control your spouse or lover, to dominate the relationship. The abuser likes to play mind tricks, and get you really scared. They threaten you, break things, super hostile, and very aggressive.
I don’t understand how you can you love someone, that harms you physically and emotionally. That hits you and insults you, damage your feelings and make you insecure. Someone that makes you bleed your own blood, and taste your own tears. How come so many women and men stay in the relationship? The abuser is the coward not the person being abused because they need to harm someone to make them feel big about their self.
The scariest part of it all, is that people die from domestic violence. People lose loved ones, they have heart attacks, internally bleeding, stress level to high, and more. Also, the partner kills them, if they feel they are losing power in the relationship. Where is the number and statistics, not many?
used differently in order to help the environment be a better place for people to live. The reason why Im interested in studying this is because I believe that it is very important to actually know whats going on in the environment. Many things can affect us and we need to know what we need to do to make this place a better place.
In my research I learned about the different effects global warming could have on us and how we will have higher risks in getting different diseases from the toxins that are going around in. I also learned that there would be a high change in the weather because of the pollution.
In order to try to better the environmental issues we all need to make an effort by trying to save all things and try not to pollute the world with trash. It is very important that we do this because if we don’t we will suffer the consequences. We can all help overcome this but we have to be serious and want to make an effort to change.
The issue I am going to be blogging about is teen suicide. This topic interests me, because I hear about it all the time, I feel horrible and would love to give help to those teens who need someone to talk to. Another reason, is maybe you heard of those two girls who got hit by a train? Well, my best friend was very close to those girls, she knew them for a very long time. I saw just how effected she and all her family was. When I had heard about it, I was in shock. Couldn't believe that something so awful had happen.
After spending some time researching about my topic I learned about 2 million teenagers attempt to kill them self thats just in one year. Can you imagine? I never thought it would get to be this high, something has got to change. I also learned that suicide is the third leading death in 10 to 24 year olds. When I began reading the warning signs of suicide I noticed that it was something so tiny for example "Giving possessions away, making arrangements, setting one's affairs in order."-(http://depression.about.com/cs/suicideprevent/a/teensuicide.htm)could be a sign to something so huge. In my opinion I think a lot of people should be aware of these things, just to be sure so that they can help there loved one seek help.
I am interested in finding out why some kids decide to take their own lives rather then turn for help.I understand that not all of them want to go for help, but I think if they would maybe try it one time and see that they could save their own life and maybe others. Also, I'm interested in finding why some of the kids that bully are so cruel, and don't realize what there doing is so wrong and how effective it is.
For me to go forward in this research, I am going to have to do a lot more research. This is a very big topic and there is way more for me to read about. I am even going to talk to my best friend to see if she knew anything else about the two girls.