Teenage violence can occur in many different scenarios. Teenage violence might occur between a teen and their parents, or other adult authority. Teenagers might act out toward other teens, either when provoked or out of nowhere. Usually if the teen acts out for no reason, it is almost a certain indication of a problem at home and a learned behavior. Teenage violence might be manifested towards a teacher, as is the case sometimes in many of the news stories relayed by the news media. Gangs can be a source of teenage violence, especially in larger cities where gangs are more prevalent and continue to grow in size and violent acts. Teenagers might show violence toward sibings, especially younger siblings who are not able to defend themselves. Sibling rivalry can make for a problem for any age group, and can manifest itself for years before surfacing. Children might also act violently against animals or be destructive towards inanimate objects. A child who breaks property on purpose or tortures an animal has sever psychological issues and is not going through a phase. The younger a child is when this type of behavior occurs, the more concerned a parent should be. A child who manifests this type of behavior early on is more likely to engage in teenage violence.
Parents who are violent themselves are less likely to make sure their child gets help for violent behavior, as they manifest the same characteristics and see nothing wrong with their own actions. Usually when the parents are the source of the violence, they will deny the problem and even get angry for individuals who try to intervene in the child's or teen's violent behavior. Usually the persons to recognize the problem are schhol authorities, counselors, neighbors, or other family members. Violence does not always have to continue down the family lineage,as one individual who sees the damage being done by a parent or other relative might consciously choose to act otherwise. Often when this happens, the child has been a victim of abuse directly or seen another family member suffer and realized from interactions with other people that violence is not a typical behavior. In this case a child might knowingly seek out another adult and confide in them. In positive cases, though the child might be separated from the family, they will be placed in a better environment to thrive and be violence free.
Treatment for an abused child wil be counseling and perhaps treatment with medications to help them deal with the issues foremost. Continued talk therapy can help a child or teen eradicate issues so they can separate the positive from the negative. A teen who willingly seeks treatment to deal with family issues and to prevent themselves from replicating abusive behaiors in their adult life are more likely to be successful. The only difficulty in this case would be if the parents refuse to let the child seek counseling to deal with their issues. A school counselor can be a good source int his scenario. Again, a parent's denial to the sources the child or teen needs can come from their disillusionment about their own actions. Parents who are violent and also have violent offspring are the most difficult, as both the parents and the child or teenager. Treatment cannot be forced unless the child acts in such a way that legal authorities become involved. Still, parental rights can keep the child from being held for treatment if they so desire in most cases.
Violence needs to be curtailed in society. Video games, movies, and music are perhaps a source but not the main problem. Many sources can contribute to a violence problem in an individual. First, they must be recognized. Second, there need to be preventive measures taken. Unless society makes up some new rules, our jails will continue to overflow and violent acts will repeated generation after generation. How horrible, and how preventable.