what is the negative effects of being a teenager?Yes,  i need maximum 200 words  or anything. please i need it by today.. its an essay writing..

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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Teenagers have many of the same worries as adults. They do not have the same responsibilities or the same rights though. Not having the same rights as adults can be difficult for many teenagers. For example, they may not be able to do what they want.
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I would say the biggest negative to being a teenager is that it's difficult to get anyone to take you seriously, you have little real independence in that you have to live at home, and no one will pay you very much for your work.  I had a good time growing up, with a typical number of challenges, but I also wouldn't want to go back to being a teenager again, now that I am an adult.

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American teenagers do not share the same civil rights in schools that adult Americans share in society.

There's really no freedom of speech or the press in school.  Teachers and administrators censor much of what students want to write and say, especially in school newspapers and morning announcements.

There's really no 4th amendment in the schools either.  Teenagers are subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures.  Lockers can be searched on a whim, not even by police.  A teacher, acting as a school official, has the right to go through a students' belongings even if the student is not present.  Especially after the Columbine shootings and 9/11, students are increasingly being violated in terms of civil rights.

I was going to say something similar to this.  The hardest part about being a teenager (especially in school) is that everything is presented as "practice for life" when in reality - the teenage years are the ones with the most rules, the least rights, and the least amount of real consequences.  *Actually, I'm beginning to think much of the 20s is the same.

There is so much protection within the walls of a formal education - both high school and college.  I think most people look back on the late teens and early 20s as some of the most fun years of life - but often the most irresponsible - which is okay.  This is probably the one time in your life you can be so irresponsible and still rebound fairly quickly and resiliently.

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mstultz72 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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American teenagers do not share the same civil rights in schools that adult Americans share in society.

There's really no freedom of speech or the press in school.  Teachers and administrators censor much of what students want to write and say, especially in school newspapers and morning announcements.

There's really no 4th amendment in the schools either.  Teenagers are subjected to unreasonable searches and seizures.  Lockers can be searched on a whim, not even by police.  A teacher, acting as a school official, has the right to go through a students' belongings even if the student is not present.  Especially after the Columbine shootings and 9/11, students are increasingly being violated in terms of civil rights.

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To me, the biggest negative about being a teenager, at least in the United States, is that you are very insecure.  I think that this is because your life is changing and you do not feel like you are in control of anything.

You are becoming an adult.  You are starting to have relationships with the opposite sex.  You are trying to figure out what you will do with the rest of your life.  All of this makes you insecure as you wonder if you are doing things right -- if you are smart enough, cool enough, attractive enough.

In addition, you are not in control.  Your parents and teachers still have a great deal of authority over you.  So it is a time of stress and uncertainty and lack of control.

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