Challenges and issues facing our youth. | Best Of Ekurhuleni
Challenges and issues facing our youth.

The country celebrated Youth Day on June 16, honouring the fearless learners who put their lives on the line for the sake of equality and justice during the Soweto uprising of 1976.

Let’s take a look at some top issues facing our youth today:

Peer pressure
Teens from different generations have faced peer pressure. However, the threat it poses today is different from how it was a few decades ago. Activities like doing drugs, having premature sexual relationships and sharing explicit photos or information on social media is prevalent to peer pressure. Parents can help their children resist peer pressure by educating them on healthy choices. Give them confidence to come to you and seek assistance if they are in trouble.

Depression
The rate at which depression is growing among adolescents is increasing. Some experts blame technology for the rise in mental health problems and disorders, while others point out conditions like fear of missing out as the culprit.

Bullying
Preparing your children how to respond to bullying if they become a target is a parent’s responsibility. Keeping a proactive approach can help your child deal with a bully and prevent depression.

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