Adolescence is a very difficult time not only for the youngest children and girls, but also for the people that surround them. It is difficult for teenagers, because they are included in the so-called “transition” period of their lives, when there is a mass of seemingly insurmountable problems, such as appearance, relationships with peers, self-assertion in the team, first love. For parents and teachers, this period is also not easy, because they gradually lose influence and authority in the eyes of children, do not understand them, such minor (from the point of view of an adult) problems and doubts.
It is during this period that it is very important to pay as much attention to children as possible, because often they, trying to be among those who are considered leaders, fall under the negative influence, which can lead to a number of undesirable consequences, including their involvement in criminal activities.
It is impossible to ignore the fact that teenagers aged 13 years and older are inherent in creating their own ideals and idols, the desire to be part of a company or group, to be friends with elders. Children who, for one reason or another, do not meet the criteria and standards set by the leaders of youth groups often experience all kinds of bullying, bullying and even physical violence. By the way, in our time, developed information technology and extensive technical capabilities of bullying become more distorted.
For example, last year in the city of Gadyach five underage girls were filmed on a mobile phone, where there are scenes of beating a 10th grade student of one of the local schools. The girl was not only beaten, but also forced to kneel, kiss their feet, made her inscriptions on her face, verbally humiliated. Then the video was distributed among young people from phone to phone, until this record came to the attention of the criminal police officers for children.
Showing cruelty and aggression, following the so-called herd instinct, teenagers do not think, and maybe do not know that for such actions they are already subject to criminal liability, that for one such rash act can spoil their whole life with the stigma of “criminal”, which thus destroys not only their own lives, but also the lives of another, often innocent child.
A sad example of this is the case that occurred on the eve of the new Year in one of the Poltava schools during sports competitions between students of 10 and 11 classes. A grade 11 student pushed the 10th-grader away, slamming him in the face. After some time in the 10-teklanika have a nosebleed. Later, the boy was taken to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with “closed craniocerebral trauma”. The boy underwent two operations, but soon died in hospital. At present, a criminal case has been initiated against the intentional infliction of serious bodily harm resulting in death.
It also happens that bullying children become for the latter a serious injury, through which they even resort to the fact that to leave life.
By the way, in 2007 in the Poltava region there was an increase in children’s suicides: 8 children’s attempts to take their own lives, 6 lost lives. Often, the reasons that push children to this step, and remain unidentified. But not the last importance is the environment in which the child is. Recently, various informal youth movements have become widespread, grouping young people on the basis of common views on life, Hobbies, problems and the like. To assert that it is unequivocally negative phenomenon we cannot, however, parents should look closely at the changed behavior of their children, because the individual currents are advocating is far from comprehensive love and caring.
As an example, a recent suicide attempt 15-year-old Poltava. The girl jumped from the roof of the 10-storey building, however, fortunately, not only survived, but did not get a single fracture. However, damage to some internal organs and brain injury, for sure, in the future, more than once will remind you of yourself. On a place of suicide militiamen found her diary in which the girl wrote down the thoughts, feelings, problems and plans for the future. The last notes said that the child is seriously thinking about how to commit suicide. The fact that she was a member of the youth movement “EMO” (the name comes from the word emotion, emotional). When law enforcement officers, exploring the possibility of the influence of the philosophy of this course is on the mind of the child, went to the Internet site of this youth, was terrified of the continuous propaganda of the futility of life, and therefore suicidal behavior.
In early autumn Poltava horrified by the murder of 15-year-old schoolgirl. The girl was part of the youth, which is called “Goth”. Its representatives can be easily recognized with a predominance of black colors in clothing, makeup, black nails and hair. They’re going to the landing, near the Technical University. This place is known as “Canyon”or ” California”. That’s where the girl’s body was found. Law enforcement authorities found out that late at night, after drinking a considerable amount of alcohol together with two more “Goths”, between this Trinity quarrel because of which the girl and killed broke out.
Some other trends, for example, the so-called “Rastamans” promote entry into the state of Nirvana, which is usually achieved by Smoking cannabis.
“Skinheads” (from ang. shaved head) promoting intolerance of other races and nationalities. Often these protests are accompanied by mass fights.
Thus, it is clear that some currents really promote violence, cruelty, drug addiction and the like. Others are peace-loving behind their philosophy, however, no one can guarantee that the child will not fall under the influence of bad company, or become their victim.
It should be emphasized that the existence of various trends and movements is not prohibited by law, and therefore law enforcement officers have no right to interfere in their activities. Unfortunately, it becomes the competence of the police only when an offense or a crime is committed.
Therefore, at this stage, it is very important that in such a difficult and complex adolescence, parents pay more attention to their children, watched their behavior, were interested in the environment. Between parents and teachers should be established a close relationship, because time to notice changes in the child will prevent its involvement in criminal activity or, conversely, to stop violence against her.