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Knowing Young People - Assessment Two
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This quote by Johnny Depp explains the way majority of young people feel when they go through the stages of adolescence. An adolescent (or teenager) is described, as being someone who has a lack of emotional steadiness, is unreasonable and can be violent. It is commonly thought throughout society that; all they want is to spend time with their mates, they think adults don’t understand them, they are irresponsible and only care about themselves.

This quote by Johnny Depp explains the way majority of young people feel when they go through the stages of adolescence. An adolescent (or teenager) is described, as being someone who has a lack of emotional steadiness, is unreasonable and can be violent. It is commonly thought throughout society that; all they want is to spend time with their mates, they think adults don’t understand them, they are irresponsible and only care about themselves.

The term ‘Race’ refers to a group of people who share similar and/or distinct physical characteristics. The term ‘Ethnicity’ refers to a shared cultural background of a group of people who also can share a belief in common ancestry. Majority of society will find it hard to differentiate between these two. Majority of society do not understand the cultural beliefs of nationalities other then their own.

The term ‘Race’ refers to a group of people who share similar and/or distinct physical characteristics. The term ‘Ethnicity’ refers to a shared cultural background of a group of people who also can share a belief in common ancestry. Majority of society will find it hard to differentiate between these two. Majority of society do not understand the cultural beliefs of nationalities other then their own.

Social identity gives a person a sense of who they are, based around the groups in which they belong to within society. From that it becomes clear that a young person needing a social identity is very important, giving themselves a source of pride and self-esteem, somewhere they have a sense of belonging in the social world. When society comes along and starts making judgments around certain social groups, the members within these groups being to feel alienated.

Social identity gives a person a sense of who they are, based around the groups in which they belong to within society. From that it becomes clear that a young person needing a social identity is very important, giving themselves a source of pride and self-esteem, somewhere they have a sense of belonging in the social world. When society comes along and starts making judgments around certain social groups, the members within these groups being to feel alienated.

This short clip from “21 Jump Street” displays within a short 2-minute period the way a young person can be treated.  Stereotypes are placed onto the different cliques within the schoolyard, using terms that include “gothics” and “nerds”. As the clip continues, racism and sexuality issues come into play and one of the last things said is by the principle “You punched a little gay black kid in the face”.

This short clip from “21 Jump Street” displays within a short 2-minute period the way a young person can be treated. Stereotypes are placed onto the different cliques within the schoolyard, using terms that include “gothics” and “nerds”. As the clip continues, racism and sexuality issues come into play and one of the last things said is by the principle “You punched a little gay black kid in the face”.

Social exclusion between cultures and nationalities has become a huge issue within Australia, with values being portrayed onto young people that they should not mix with cultures other then their own. The media play an instrumental role on the influence of society, parents who watch the media coverage are brainwashed by what is being reported and continue to force these beliefs onto young people.

Social exclusion between cultures and nationalities has become a huge issue within Australia, with values being portrayed onto young people that they should not mix with cultures other then their own. The media play an instrumental role on the influence of society, parents who watch the media coverage are brainwashed by what is being reported and continue to force these beliefs onto young people.

Nobody is born hating another person because of his or her nationality, race, skin colour or the language they speak. Young people grow up learning through life experiences and the environment they live in. These experiences shape an individual and the way they perceive others around them.

Nobody is born hating another person because of his or her nationality, race, skin colour or the language they speak. Young people grow up learning through life experiences and the environment they live in. These experiences shape an individual and the way they perceive others around them.

The scene shown here is from the film “Mean Girls”, which is based around a school, their cliques and the nasty things they do to each other. The film is based around a girl named Cady, who was raised in Africa and had always been home schooled, moves to America. This scene shows her being shown the school cafeteria, each table and what kinds of people are allowed to sit there.

The scene shown here is from the film “Mean Girls”, which is based around a school, their cliques and the nasty things they do to each other. The film is based around a girl named Cady, who was raised in Africa and had always been home schooled, moves to America. This scene shows her being shown the school cafeteria, each table and what kinds of people are allowed to sit there.

This picture clearly shows two people holding hands and there is no clear proof of the gender belonging to either of these two people. However it shouldn’t matter what their gender is! Findings within Australia over the past years have provided interesting yet frightening experiences that young people have faced, as they struggle to find a place to belong within society. Half of young people in studies have admitted to being physically or verbally bullied and abused due to their sexuality.

This picture clearly shows two people holding hands and there is no clear proof of the gender belonging to either of these two people. However it shouldn’t matter what their gender is! Findings within Australia over the past years have provided interesting yet frightening experiences that young people have faced, as they struggle to find a place to belong within society. Half of young people in studies have admitted to being physically or verbally bullied and abused due to their sexuality.

The way young people are defined throughout the wider society is seen from two different perspectives, which can makes ones believes become very contradicting.  When you look at generation Y, it becomes visible the many different traits these young people hold.

The way young people are defined throughout the wider society is seen from two different perspectives, which can makes ones believes become very contradicting. When you look at generation Y, it becomes visible the many different traits these young people hold.

Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000 can be easily identified through the latest editions in technology and their constant social media interaction. Between generations technology has been one of the biggest changes seen. Generation Y are seen as consumers, materialistic and they are not afraid about flaunting their personal details all over the Internet.

Generation Y, born between 1980 and 2000 can be easily identified through the latest editions in technology and their constant social media interaction. Between generations technology has been one of the biggest changes seen. Generation Y are seen as consumers, materialistic and they are not afraid about flaunting their personal details all over the Internet.


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