YOUTH CULTURE

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YOUTH CULTURE by Mind Map: YOUTH CULTURE

1. FAMILY: The scope of family has drastically altered over the past 50 years. Today, families are very diverse in makeup other than the traditional family. Now, children are being raised by single parents, two mothers, two fathers, or grandparents or other extended family members. These familial and parental makeups also has a direct influence on the youth's culture.

1.1. RELATIONSHIPS

1.1.1. The adolescent years are when children tend to not get along with their parents as well. These changes can be caused in part to their outside influence and them trying to find identities. The influences can cause the teen to think and act differently causing a great division in the household.

1.2. TIME

1.2.1. Due to the changing dynamics of family, some teenagers may find themselves rotating between their parents' houses due to divorce/separation, or spending much of their time alone due to the parent's/parents' working schedule. Sometimes in these situations, it may cause the teenagers to grow up at faster rate due to the additional responsibilities this may take. This may also hinder the communication, because their is less time for youth and parents to communicate and bond.

2. SOCIAL MEDIA: In the past decades, communication has been taken to new heights due to immense growth of social media networks. Millennials, especially, consumed a large number of hours canvasing social media outlets following peers and celebrities. Aside from the positive communication social media influences, some youth has used it as grounds of cyber-bullying. Outside of the traditional bullying, which is done verbally and physically on school grounds, children and teenagers are using social media to harass their peers.

2.1. FACEBOOK

2.2. INSTAGRAM

2.3. TWITTER

2.4. SNAPCHAT

3. IDENTITY: Many of today's youth are faced with more adversities than in the past. Identity is a big issue that youth deal with on a daily basis. They see their friends doing one thing, and not that they neccessarily agree with it, but that copy them in hopes to conform, and belong.

3.1. PEER PRESSURE

3.1.1. Peer pressure is bigger today than in the past due to the larger amount of influences that surround youth. Peer pressure is not only evoked at school but also through text messages and social media.

3.2. STEREOTYPES

3.2.1. Labels on placed on individuals in order to put them in categories. Stereotypes are fixed and oversimplified images that are often portrayed by the media and Hollywood.

3.3. CONFORMITY

3.3.1. Conformity also goes hand in hand with peer pressure and serotypes. Majority of youth do not want to be viewed as the "outsider." They tend to exemplify cultural/behavioral norms in terms of dress/appearance and interests such as music in order to have a "place" in social gathering.

4. MULTI-TASKING: Today's children and adolescents are multi-tasking more than in years past. Youth are often found having several elements going at the same time. Students are completing work, listening to music, watching television, and texting simultaneously.

4.1. HOMEWORK

4.2. TEXTING

4.3. MUSIC