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Teens at Risk

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ISBN-10: 0737764317

ISBN-13: 9780737764314

Edition: 2013

Authors: Stephen P. Thompson

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Each title in the highly acclaimed Opposing Viewpoints series explores a specific issue by placing expert opinions in a unique pro/con format; the viewpoints are selected from a wide range of highly respected and often hard-to-find publications.; This title explores factors that put teens at risk including: food choices, depression, alcohol and drugs, violent video games, bullying, issues related to sexuality and gender, and poverty.; "Each volume in the Opposing Viewpoints Series could serve as a model...not only providing access to a wide diversity of opinions, but also stimulating readers to do further research for group discussion and individual interest. Both shrill and moderate, th
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Book details

List price: $33.80
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC
Publication date: 1/9/2013
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints?
Introduction
What Factors Put Teens at Risk?
Chapter Preface
Risk Taking Is a Positive Function of the Teenage Brain
Teen Food Options Promote Obesity and Poor Health
Cyber Junkie: Escape the Gaming and Internet Trap
Violent Video Games Promote Teen Aggression and Violence
Violent Video Games Do Not Promote Teen Aggression and Violence
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
How Does Substance Abuse Impact Teens?
Chapter Preface
Teen Substance Use Often Leads to Addiction: National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse
Teen Substance Use Seldom Leads to Addiction
Marijuana Use Is Harmful: National Institute on Drug Abuse
Teens Are Choosing Marijuana over More Harmful Substances
The Minimum Legal Drinking Age Should Be Lowered
The Minimum Legal Drinking Age Should Not Be Lowered
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
Does Sexuality Put Teens at Risk?
Chapter Preface
Sexual Harassment Pervasive in US Middle and High Schools, Survey Finds
Poll: Young People Say Online Meanness Pervasive: CBS News
Teen Sex Education Should Emphasize Abstinence Until Marriage
Teen Sex Education Should Emphasize Protection and Safety
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
How Should Society Deal with Teen Discipline and Teen Crime?
Chapter Preface
Bullying of Gay Teens Is a Serious Problem
Teenage Bullying Should Not Be Treated as a Crime
Juvenile Detention Is an Ineffective Teen Sentencing Policy
Problems with Zero Tolerance Policies Have Been Exaggerated
Zero Tolerance Is a Harmful School Policy for Teens
Periodical and Internet Sources Bibliography
For Further Discussion
Organizations to Contact
Bibliography of Books
Index