Why do teenagers get such a negative stereotypical view?
Why do some people have such stereotypical views of teenagers?
Yes I am 15, and a teenager, but that doesn't mean I'm going to automatically shoplift from your store, use illegal substances, or somehow break the law. I've had door security rummage through my bags, cashiers watch me while I browse, and staff asking me to turn out my pockets inside out.
I work at a shop myself, so I know how important security is, I am kind and courteous to other people, I don't smoke, drink or do drugs, I hang around probably the nicest kids you'll find at my school, and I try to avoid abbreviations like 'LOL' as much as possible, yet that all means nothing, just because of my age.
I will admit that there is a small minority of teenagers who do use illegal substances and get in trouble with the law, but this gets projected onto all teenagers via the media.
And TV shows such as 'Skins and 'Misfits' just add to the negative stereotype.
Right, my venting is over, feel free to add any comments :)