February 19th: Teen Violence

Objectives:

Students will read for information.

Students will read to connect to a topic of interest.

Students will think critically about what they have read and respond.

Before you read or view:

1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults?  Why or Why not?

2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults?  Why or Why not?

Watch this video clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KK3FcZUNb_E

Put your 5 facts here. 1,2,3,4,5

Take a look at these statistics: http://www.teenhelp.com/teen-violence/teen-violence-statistics.html

6) How are the video and statistics related?

7)  List 2 statistics that surprised you. Explain why they surprised you.

8)  How does the information from the video and the article change your opinion on the way you think?  Explain your answer by using 2 pieces from the text or video to support your answer.

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34 thoughts on “February 19th: Teen Violence

  1. 1)Yes i think teens can be more violent then adults because teens think about killing because video games with killing in them. 2) i really don’t know about that one

  2. 1) I do believe that some teens are more likely to be violent than adults because, of the behavior of how the adults act or treat them.
    2) I have to say yes and no it all depends on how that person is and how they choose to live.

  3. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not?
    Yes because adults have more thing in life then just a teen.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not?
    yes because they head always in the game.

  4. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not? Yes, because most teens are rebellious and don’t know how to deal with some problems.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not? Yes, most teens think they’re “grown” when they really don’t know how to act.

  5. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not? Yes.because their probably going through alot during childhood.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not? No.because the adults dont care about what they do and dont think about the consequences.

  6. 1. Yes , I think teens sre more violent than adults because teens think about gangs and shooting abd killing people and adults are suppose to be mature and be an influence to the younger adults.

    2. Yes , I think teens are more inpulsive than adults b/c teens think if they do this/that it will be cool and dont think about the outcomes.

  7. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not? yes beacuse some teens get violent more then adults.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not?

    no beacuse some teens are not imoulsive than adults.

  8. 1) risk taking teens seems rooted in two brain regions 2) prefrontal cortex helps control urges 3) there is a reward center in the inner brain. 4) scientist decipher the writing behind risky pleasure seeking behaviors,. 5) teens seek experinces that feel rewarding.

  9. 1)Teens tend to seek experiences that feel rewarding even though they’re risky.
    2) An underdeveloped prefrontal cortex which helps control urges.
    3) An active limbic region a “reward” center in the inner brain.
    4) When the reward ended up better than expected a key region involved in the teens limbic system heightened activity.
    5) Thier findings hint that regions of the teens brain can surge in response to rewards that may not sway adults.

  10. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not? Yes i think teens are more violent than adults because teens now and days thinks about gangs and like to start fights in public and then it turns into shooting and killing.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not? Yes because teens think they can do whatever they want

  11. 6) How are the video and statistics related?To be honest i really dont knoe how these to relate to each other

    7) List 2 statistics that surprised you. Explain why they surprised you.
    an active limbric region is a reward called the inner brain risk taking in teens seems rooted in two brain regions
    8) How does the information from the video and the article change your opinion on the way you think? Explain your answer by using 2 pieces from the text or video to support your

  12. 1)Teens tend to seek experiences that feel rewarding even though there risky.
    2) An underdeveloped prefrontal cortex which helps control urges.
    3) An active limbic region a “reward” center in the inner brain.
    4) When the reward ended up better than expected a key region involved in the teens limbic system heightened activity.
    5) Their findings hint that regions of the teens brain can surge in response to rewards that may not sway adults.

  13. How are the video and statistics related?
    this video talk about teens and adult violotes
    7) List 2 statistics that surprised you. Explain why they surprised you.
    risk talking to teens seems rooted in two brain regians
    8) How does the information from the video and the article change your opinion on the way you think? Explain your answer by using 2 pieces from the text or video to support your answer.

  14. 1:Pretrontal Cortex controls urges
    2:An active limbic region a REWARD center in the inner brain
    3:Scientists scanned the brains of teens and adults and anticipated a reward of 5 dollars
    4:Findings hint that regions of the teen brain can SURGE but this may not sway adults
    5:Further study of the deep brain region could help scientists decipher the wiring behind risky behaviors

  15. 1.Teenagers tend to seek experience that feel rewarding even though they are risking their brain
    2.underdeveloped prefronted cortex which help control urges.
    3.an active limbric region a reward center in the inner brain
    4.their finding hint that regions of the teens brain can surge in respone to rewards that may not away adults
    5.teens expected a key region involved in the teens limbric system heightened activity

  16. 6) How are the video and statistics related?
    they tlk about brains in how it work.
    7) List 2 statistics that surprised you. Explain why they surprised you.An undereveloped prefrontal cortex which helps control urges.And an active limbic regiona ”Reward center in the inner brain. 8) How does the information from the video and the article change your opinion on the way you think? Explain your answer by using 2 pieces from the text or video to support your answe.In 2000, about 1,561 youth under the age of 18 were arrested for homicide.
    In 2000, nine percent of the murders in the United States were committed by persons under the age of 18.
    One in ten teens arrested has been engaging in a violent activity that could have resulted in the serious injury or the death of another person.

  17. 6) The video and Statistics are related because the video showed the reasons why teens are more willing to take risk while the statistics showed the results of teen violence and the number of occurences.
    7) 1 statistic that surprised me was the cost of indirect and direct results of teen violence 2 and another is the increases of teen violence in the U.S.
    8) These change the way I feel about teen violence because it show s how these regions in our brains can caus e us to thinkto do the things that will affect the way we will be.

  18. Facts:
    1. Teenagers tend to seek experiences that feel rewarding-even though they’re risky.

    2. Risk Taking in teens seems to be rooted to two brain regions.

    3. One of the regions is Underdeveloped prefrontal cortex, which controls urges.

    4. The other one is an active limbic region a “reward” center in the inner brain.

    5. If there is a reward like money the teen is more willing to do it than the adult.

    6) How are the video and statistics related? They show that teens are most likley to committe a crime.

    7) List 2 statistics that surprised you. Explain why they surprised you. Suicide is considered a crime. And one in 11 high school students have attempted to committe suicide.

    8) How does the information from the video and the article change your opinion on the way you think? Explain your answer by using 2 pieces from the text or video to support your answer. I’m going to think about things before I do them. I’m going to try and think about others before I do something as well.

  19. 1) Yes, I think teens are more likely to be more violent than adults because it starts at a young age and there is a lot of violence around our youth today.

    2) Yes , because most of it is to be cool and caused by peer pressure.

  20. 1) yes I thinks that teens are more violent then adults, b/c teens are going through stuff and are not matured all the way.

    2) yes I think teens are more impulsive b/c they think they know everything.

  21. 1)Teens tend to seek experiences that feel rewarding even though there risky.

    2) An underdeveloped prefrontal cortex which helps control urges.

    3) An active limbic region a “reward” center in the inner brain.

    4) When the reward ended up better than expected a key region involved in the teens limbic system heightened activity.

    5) Their findings hint that regions of the teens brain can surge in response to rewards that may not sway adults.

    6) The video and Statistics are related because the video showed the reasons why teens are more willing to take risk while the statistics showed the results of teen violence and the number of occurences.

    7) 1 statistic that surprised me was the cost of indirect and direct results of teen violence 2 and another is the increases of teen violence in the U.S.

    8) These change the way I feel about teen violence because it show s how these regions in our brains can caus e us to thinkto do the things that will affect the way we will be.

  22. 1. Yes I think teens are more violent then adults , because teens are going through things and are not matured all the way .

    2. I’m not very sure about this one .

    • 1. Yes I think teens are more violent then adults . Because teens are going through things and are not matured all the way .

      2. I’m not very sure about this one .

  23. Teens are not as vIolent over adults because teens have less reasons to kill. A teenager hasn’t lived long enough to have reasons for killing than adults.

  24. 1. Yes , I think teens sre more violent than adults because teens think about gangs and shooting abd killing people and adults are suppose to be mature and be an influence to the younger adults.

    2. Yes , I think teens are more inpulsive than adults b/c teens think if they do this/that it will be cool and dont think about the outcomes.

  25. 1.)Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults.?
    .Yes because they not mature enough and they Iike to play to much and they talk about other people
    2.)do you think teens are more impulsive tan adults.?
    .yes I do think they think before they act because they relaid on the parents and do stupid stuff because they can.

  26. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not? Yes…because that’s how their parents raised them.

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not? Yes. Because they don’t think of the wrongs of the situation.

  27. Yes I think that teens are more likely to be violent than adults because they either follow what their parents do or they are just in gangs.

    Yes I think teens are more impulsive than adults because the teens never know what the consequences may be so they think they might not get caught.

  28. Both talk about teens and the slide show tries to explain why teens behave impulsively and partake in risky behavior.

    The statistic that surprised me was “teens commit suicide”.
    That surprised me because I never knew that teens will take their own life away from doing those things.

  29. 1)Teens tend to seek experiences that feel rewarding even though they’re risky.
    2) An underdeveloped prefrontal cortex which helps control urges.
    3) An active limbic region a “reward” center in the inner brain.
    4) When the reward ended up better than expected a key region involved in the teens limbic system heightened activity.
    5) Thier findings hint that regions of the teens brain can surge in response to rewards that may not sway adults.

  30. Yes, i think teens are more likely to be more violent than adults because teens now and days have gangs and are gang affilated.. most teen gangs are dangerous…very risky and cautious.

  31. 1) No I don’t think that teens are more likely to be more violent than adults because adults can have so much built up anger and stress and can take out their anger on other people and plus they are stronger thaan teens.

    2) Yes I think that teens can be more impulsive than adults because they can feel more pressure than adults and get angry from things that adults will have more control of.

  32. 1) Do you think teens are more likely to be violent than adults? Why or Why not?yeah i do think teens are more violent than adults and this because teens now adays just don’t care what they say or do to other people or them selves

    2) Do you think teens are more impulsive than adults? Why or Why not?i think

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