Overview

Over the years teenagers have increasingly become more and more violent. The causes for this ranges widely from problems at home to problems at school. Violence isn't always classified as physical harm upon another's body, it may also be done mentally. Types of violence among teens are of a wide variety as well. Bullying is the most common form as is done because of many reasons. Bullying has lead the victims to fall ill to many things such as depression. This alone may cause a child to try and find ways to cope with depression in various ways often times resulting in death.

Types of Violence

Violence among teens can happen in many different situations. One example is dating violence, which more than 20% of adolescents have admitted to being in. The abuse here can be both mental and physical. According to an article for Advocates for the Youth heterosexual relationships are more likely to be harmed both mentally and physically, though there are some abuse among the homosexual relationships that resemble that of the young heterosexual relationship.PDF

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Another types of violence is bullying. Bullying someone can come from many different reasons. Some can be because of troubles at home and the only way they feel they can cope is by making others feel how they feel. Another major reason is peer pressure. A child can feel inclined to harm another physically or mentally to achieve a higher status among the others. The victims of bullying, more often than not, fall into a deep depression. Soon enough the victim child will either start to believe that whatever is happening to them is their fault or will try to find a way to get away from it all which sometimes ends in suicide attempts and death.http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/
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Recently there has been a new form of violence to enter the ring. Violence among teen subcultures. This is mainly among the "emo" subculture and the "scene" subculture. Each claim to be different from one another but both prove to be similar if not the same. Their taste in music, their taste in clothing it's all very similar. Even as that may be the "emo" subculture believe that the "scene" subculture ripped off their style and that everything about them is fake. An example of this violence is here in this article about a girl and her friends that are "scene" http://www.smh.com.au/news/national/scene-kids-are-like-so-not-wannabe-emos/2008/03/29/1206207488553.html

Long Term Problems


Long term problems mostly come from the mental abuse section. Mental abuse causes many teens to become depressed and suffer from many different disorders ranging from personality to eating. Say if someone is being teased about being heavy they'll either eat more or less because of depression. Disney star Demi Lovato has suffered from a eating disorder and self mutilation for years. for years because of the bullying. Other problems have started to arise as she tried to seek help for her problems; she's found out that she is also bipolar. There can be physical long term problems as well but they are not as common as the mental issues.

The Help


Help can come from the most unlikely of places. Many find strength in music while others seeks help from others with similar problems. There has been many organizations created to help such as To Write Love On Her Arms. Under this non profit organization are strong supporters for the help of these teens. A few bands such as:The Almost, Anberlin, Fireflight, Hawthrone Heights, Mayday Parade, Meg and Dia, Paramore, Plain White T's, Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, and Underoath just to name a few. The members of these bands feel the need to help out fans that may be going through hard times through their music. The lead singer of Black Veil Brides, Andy Biersack, gives inspirational speeches during his concerts often. Fans feel the love that each of these bands contribute to their concerts and understand that they aren't alone in their fight.

Hayley Willams of Paramore supporting the love movement
Hayley Willams of Paramore supporting the love movement
Aaron Gillespie of Underoath
Aaron Gillespie of Underoath
Andy Biersack's words during and interveiw
Andy Biersack's words during and interveiw