What`s with Teenagers?

Written by  Friday, 28 July 2017 17:35

This article was inspired from a case in my school. This is the story. It is not a trivial issue but a very certain problem that can harm many parties. Today`s young people are very different from the young people in the past. Parents said that teenager in the past always consider the risks that will be accepted when do actions, meanwhile today`s teenager are highfalutin without thinking along and only concern about the short pleasure. That's my opinion, maybe you are disagree.

            I observe in various news, today's teenager is very different from the previous year. Supported by technological advances, it is a lot of problems caused such as pornography, bullying, trapped promiscuity, drug abuse, and others. They are the future of the nation which is the most valuable asset. But they are stuck in a situation that eliminates their potential. Unwanted pregnancy is something that may happen a lot. The worse, they are still underage and they do not think about marriage or family. A girl who get pregnant out of wedlock usually always take a action for abortion. She do not think about the baby that they had taken her/his life. The act will burden her life later. However, i also understand that the girl must be in a very difficult situation and nobody wants to understand or help find a solution.

            I am a high school student in Gunungkidul regency. The beginning of this case occured in the new school year in 2016. There are a  boy and a girl as student of Vocational High School (SMK) who just entered the school early last year. They were in dating relationship. In the second semester, there was a learning activity called work placement program. In my opinion, this activity is one thing eagerly awaited by the students of Vocational High School because of this activity can be a show off moment.

            Yes right, show off. This activity for student to feel directly working in an industry. Its cause is minimal control from parents and teachers. So it can happen. Moreover, parents usually give a lot of moneys to their teen as a support for her/his activity in the internship place.

            Communication between these two students never stopped. One day they knew where is the workplacement place each other. Furthermore, technological advance and minimal parental control over teenager's mobile phones are the next factor. Mobile phone is like a primary need in today's teenage life.

            The workplacement program periode is three months. Two months, their relationship runs with communication through mobile phone that is very smooth and weak control from teachers and parents. One day they make an appointment to meet in the place that they set before. At first they are ashamed as new people. As soon as the time they are  more comfortable. They start to touch each other because their lust.

            The intership program are done. The time to go back school. It feels like coming back to being a fresh student at school. Day by day there are signs of the girl. She was often alone or depressed, even she also skipped school. It did not take long, the teacher visited her. After investigating in detail and taking the medical tests. The result is the girl pregnant..

            Finally the teacher discussed to return the girl to her parents again. While the boy was also expelled from school. The schools started to do refinement step by step such as starting religious events, inviting anti-violence organizations and others. They hoped it would reduce that irritating cases.

            That problem often happens from the beginning of dating relationship. I think dating realationship is one of the ways to have sex as a prestige. But what is the result? They are just wasting time that should be a slow-moving incident. Sometimes people closest even become one of the dangers. It likes a term, 'Closely tightening to stick a knife as deep as possible'. Why choose to have dating relationship if in the end even be painful and harm? It's not just about them, but also for me, you and all of us. We, young people should be able to think about the good and bad.

            So basically we are as the youth of the nation have to think positively. Do not always put prestige and increase prestige with negative things. Say no to child abuse, sexual and drug crimes and so on. It is appropriate that we are as youth of the nation fill our daily life with things that are benefit and reach the achievement with good and satisfactory way. Yes, We can!

Oleh Hima Beng2 (A student in Gunungkidul )

*Hima Beng2 is the name of the initials of the disguised writer to protect privacy and confidentiality for telling sensitive cases.

**Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this paper are entirely the author's perspective and responsibility.

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