As a teenager living, working and studying in Shepparton, I feel as if I am often being judged, along with my fellow teenagers.RAQUEL BAROLLI December 6, 2012 10:12am
This judgment occurs in everyday situations, such as when we’re walking down the street with friends, when we’re in shops and when we’re trying to organise and attend social events.
Negative energy is often given off by others in the community, which makes us feel as if we’re being looked down on.
A small percentage of teenagers cause trouble, but it is unfair to generalise all teens and put them in a box.
This separates them from the community.
We are excluded in the way we are not treated as adults, but also not forgiven for mistakes as children are.
For older teenagers who are not yet considered adults, there is already enough going on in our lives — such as school, part-time jobs and everything else that comes with it — without the need for more judgment.
For the majority of teenagers, I think there are minimal events on offer that are professionally organised for underage youths.
Underage events would help relieve the stress associated with schooling and work, along with giving teenagers a day out to get away from it all and socialise in a safe environment.
I feel there is a big gap for those aged between 15 and 17 when it comes to facilities and events held in and around the Shepparton area.
I think it would be great to have an underage event held at one of the local nightclubs, as it would give teens a taste of nightlife.
This would give them the thrill of being at an 18+ venue without alcohol being involved.
Events such as these are possible, there just needs to be more communication and teenagers need to express themselves.
If teenagers want events to go ahead they need to put the effort in and get more involved with groups or businesses that host events.
Many teenagers have the skills and capabilities to pull off successful events, they just need to voice their opinion.
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