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Adam Dannenberg Psychology 102 31501 Summary of a Professional Journal Article Todays teenagers differ from the teenagers of the past in that society has changed dramatically In Victor C Strasburgers journal article Sex Drugs Rock N Roll Revisited originally in Clinical Pediatrics Nov 2000 Vol 39 Issue 11 p657 his overviews are on todays issues that teenagers face in the United States He discusses teenage violence the abuse of alcohol consumption and cigarette smoking and the topic of sexual activity and sex education and the concern of all of these to the nation Is todays generation of teenagers more into what of the past generations of teenagers did and now know is wrong but not while they were doing it Or is it the way that society has changed and the way they are adapting to its changes Today compared to the past is a totally different There has been changes in everything we do in what we wear how we think and act what is viewable on TV and heard on the radio what we say and the technological advances that we have discovered Strasburger said Yes juvenile violence has actually decreased in the late 1990sn1 but now we have a very new and real phenomenon of mass schoolyard shootings He also said Marijuana and cocaine are dangerous drugs yes but they are not killing teenagers Tobacco and alcohol are According to the most recent data 31 of 12th-graders have engaged in binge drinking within 2 weeks of being surveyed and nearly 35 smoked cigarettes within the past monthn2 Next he said We try to scare them away from sex too and with HIV and AIDS its a lot easier than it used to be Yet nearly 40 studies show that comprehensive sex education makes kids smarter about sex but doesnt increase their rates of sexual activity An d giving kids access
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