Teen's issues

Psychology Class - Claudia Ocampo

Pregnancy

Symptoms:

Abdominal distention

Breast enlargement and breast tenderness

fatigue

light- headedness or actual fainting

missed period

nausea/vomiting

frequent urination



Statistics:

Pregnancy statistics for teens show that almost 750,000 teenage girls become pregnant each year; almost 60% of these pregnancies result in births. In fact, around 30% of women have been pregnant at least once by the time they reach their twentieth birthday. Less than 20% of these pregnancies were intentional




Possible Solutions:

discuss emotions openly and often

consider practical matters

discuss all options, including abortion and keeping the baby
Teen Pregnancy PSA

Bullying

Statistics:

Cyber bullying statistics refers to Internet bullying. Cyber bullying is a form of teen violence that can do lasting harm to young people. Bullying statistics show that cyberbullying is a serious problem among teens. By being more aware of cyber bullying, teens and adults can help to fight it.



Symptoms:

Unexplainable injuries

lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry

Frequent headaches or stomach aches, feeling sick or faking illness

Changes in eating habits, like suddenly skipping meals or binge eating. Kids may come home from school hungry because they did not eat lunch.

Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares

Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork, or not wanting to go to school

Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations

Feelings of helplessness or decreased self esteem

Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide



Possible Solutions:

put together bullying awareness, put together bullying programs, open communication, create empathy
Be Kind. Stop Bullying. Pass It On!

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