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Young Generation

  1. 1. Summit<br />Sisira Kumara<br />Shyalika Withanage<br />Dilan Perera<br />Ayanie Mathangaweera<br />H M L S Darshana<br />Ravi Wanasinghe<br />Isuru Manikkage<br />Senarath Bandara<br />Visva Prethirajage<br />
  2. 2.
  3. 3. YOUNG GENERATION<br />
  4. 4. YOUTH<br /><ul><li>Young
  5. 5. Optimistic
  6. 6. Useful
  7. 7. Trustful</li></ul> &<br /><ul><li>Honest</li></li></ul><li>
  8. 8. Young Generation<br />
  9. 9.
  10. 10. Rights of the youth<br />
  11. 11. So, what are youths rights?<br />SURVIVAL <br /> PROTECTION <br /> DEVELOPMENT<br /> PARTICIPATION<br />
  12. 12. All youth have the right to PROTECTION<br />To have a family that will protect you<br />To be safe from every harm- physical or mental<br /> To have your own privacy <br />
  13. 13. All Youth have the right to SURVIVAL<br /><ul><li>To live
  14. 14. Get good health care
  15. 15. Get good food regularly
  16. 16. Have a name- your own identity
  17. 17. To have a nationality - belong to a country </li></li></ul><li>All youth have the right to DEVELOPMENT<br />to education <br />rest and leisure <br />recreation<br />
  18. 18. All youth have the right to PARTICIPATION<br /><ul><li>To express yourself freely
  19. 19. To choose your own set of beliefs
  20. 20. To know about things related to your life
  21. 21. To be a member of associations
  22. 22. To enjoy your own culture </li></li></ul><li>Right to make their own decisions about their future <br />Make sure to inform decisions and the possible consequences<br />
  23. 23. Young People have the right to say NO! <br />
  24. 24. Right to be respect<br />expect to be respected????????????,<br /> believed and listen to,<br />give other people respect,<br /> believe them <br />listen to them.<br />
  25. 25. Maintaining Youth-Adult Partnerships<br />
  26. 26.
  27. 27. Responsibilities of youth<br />Responsibilities to him/her self <br />Responsibilities to family<br />Responsibilities to Workplace or Education Institutes<br />Responsibilities to the Society<br />
  28. 28. Self Responsibilities<br />Responsibility for their own Well-Being<br />Time Management<br />Religious Activities<br />
  29. 29. Family Responsibilities<br />Take care of family members<br />Help out family members physical and mental problems <br />Not being a burden to the family<br />Try to be a part of the family<br />
  30. 30. Employment Responsibilities<br />Love the works<br />Commitment<br />Good use of the properties<br />Take care of other employers/friends<br />
  31. 31. Responsibilities to Society<br />Help Others<br />Keep the society safe for others<br />Always stand for the right<br />Protect the country and environment<br />
  32. 32.
  33. 33. <ul><li>Assigning responsibilities to the youth</li></ul>Benefits & Drawbacks<br />
  34. 34. Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Sense of partnership<br />Ex: Family responsibilities<br /><ul><li>Feeling of belongingness
  35. 35. Feeling of being wanted
  36. 36. Has an active role to play</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Builds confidence & trust<br /><ul><li>Happy to be treated as responsible children
  37. 37. Increased respect towards parents
  38. 38. Become more confident on their capacity</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Tendency to seek advice<br /><ul><li>Parents can share their experiences
  39. 39. Instructions & guidance from parents
  40. 40. Better relationships among parents and children</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Taking care of other family members<br /><ul><li>Improved affection towards the family
  41. 41. Love and care for the younger sisters and brothers
  42. 42. Learn to comfort each other</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Hands on experience in day today activities<br /><ul><li>General knowledge on day today activities
  43. 43. Practical learning experience
  44. 44. Learning from life</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Improved creativity<br /><ul><li>Ownership of the task
  45. 45. Think on their own
  46. 46. Introduce new ideas</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Benefits<br />Responsibilities in the community<br /><ul><li>Work together as groups
  47. 47. Planning and organizing skills
  48. 48. Learn social values</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Drawbacks<br />Responsibility at early stages in life<br /><ul><li>Responsible for their own life
  49. 49. Negative impact on the education of the youth
  50. 50. Minimized leisure time</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Drawbacks<br />Too much of responsibilities<br /><ul><li>Time spent for attending to responsibilities
  51. 51. Minimized leisure time
  52. 52. Hobbies, interests and enjoyment getting neglected</li></li></ul><li>Giving responsibility to the youth- Drawbacks<br />Responsibilities beyond capacity<br /><ul><li>Supporting the family
  53. 53. Child labor
  54. 54. Tendency to do odd jobs</li></li></ul><li>
  55. 55. Youth Violence<br />
  56. 56. What is youth Violence ?<br /><ul><li>Harmful behaviors that may start early and continue into young adulthood.
  57. 57. Victims can suffer
  58. 58. Serious injury,
  59. 59. Significant social and emotional damage
  60. 60. Even death.
  61. 61. The young person can be a victim, an offender , or a witness to the violence or a combination of these.</li></li></ul><li>Types of Youth Violence<br /><ul><li> Physical Violence
  62. 62. Emotional Violence
  63. 63. Sexual Violence</li></li></ul><li>PhysicalViolence<br />Physical abuse <br /> Hitting, kicking, punching, destroying belongings of others<br /> Bully someone into doing things they don't want to do<br />Gun Violence <br />
  64. 64. Sexual Violence<br />Threat that the behavior will lead to sexual abuse or rape.<br />In some situations, where a child is being abused, there may be a threat that another child could be harmed if the first child tells somebody about the abuse.<br />
  65. 65. EmotionalViolence<br />Hurting and destroying your self-esteem by making comments<br />Pretend to be your friend and then threaten to tell other people about something secret that you have told them in confidence. <br />
  66. 66. Causes of Violence<br />1. Poor Family Environment<br /> 2. The Media<br /> 3. Drugs Abuse<br />   4. Gangs<br />   5. Unemployment<br />   6. Weapons<br />   7.  Poverty<br />   8.  Peer Pressure<br />     <br />
  67. 67. Prevention of Youth Violence <br /><ul><li>Promote a safe and supportive home environment
  68. 68. Work with schools to proactively prevent violence
  69. 69. Organize the community to reduce risks and increase protective factors
  70. 70. Address social conditions and improve system practices related to violence </li></li></ul><li>“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep<br /> your balance you must keep moving”.<br /> - Albert Einstein. <br />
  71. 71. Quality matters than quantity<br />
  72. 72. William Wordsworth <br />
  73. 73.
  74. 74. What is Motivation<br />In general: Driving force which causes us to achieve goals. <br />Motivation is said to be <br /> Intrinsic or Extrinsic. <br />Minimize physical pain and maximize pleasure<br />
  75. 75. What is Motivation<br />
  76. 76. Understanding young people<br />Your teenager has a low self-esteem and sets low expectations.  <br />Your teenager's peers have no ambitions.<br />Your teenager wants easy and quick answers. <br />
  77. 77. How to motivate young people<br />Your teenager cannot see their own potential.  <br />Your teenager does not care or is worried about other problems.  <br />Your teenager does not respect authority.  <br />The environment is not conducive to motivation. <br />
  78. 78. How to motivate young people<br /><ul><li>Socialization.
  79. 79. Goal setting.
  80. 80. Talents and skills.
  81. 81. Risk-taking.. Explain what risks you had to take to get where you are now. </li></li></ul><li>How to motivate young people<br />Finishing. Teach them to avoid quitting as it can be a habit.  <br />Learning. Help them learn how to self-educate. Give them the tools to do this such as computers, books, and ability to travel when needed.  <br />
  82. 82. How to motivate young people<br />
  83. 83.
  84. 84. What are ethics? <br />When we decide something as right or wrong with no specified dimensions, that used virtual dimensions are called as ethics. <br />Simply ethics shows us what is right and what is wrong.<br />
  85. 85. Some basic ethics<br />Give our seat to pregnant mothers, elders, disabled persons. <br />Do not make sounds while taking meals<br />Do not argue with parents<br />Do not fight with friends<br />
  86. 86. Why ethics different person to person <br />Culture, Religion, country<br />Family background<br />Education background<br />Living society , environment<br />Friends<br />
  87. 87. Scientific aspects of youth and ethics<br />Youth generation -> aggressive and intolerant.<br />Like to do experiments in life <br />Take quick decisions<br />They like to do what they are asked not to do<br />Aggressive + Experiment + Intolerant = Ethics ?<br />
  88. 88. Two core changes - 1960’s to 21st centenary <br />Generation gap <br />Communication gap <br />
  89. 89. Generation gap<br />
  90. 90. Communication Gap<br />
  91. 91. Generation change<br /><ul><li>Today’s youth is fairly developed
  92. 92. Aren’t they ethically developed ?</li></li></ul><li>Ethics and Youth – fair view<br /><ul><li>It is great to have a spiritually developed youth generation
  93. 93. In that case they should ethically developed too</li></li></ul><li>
  94. 94. How to prepare young generation for a better future?<br />
  95. 95. How to correct them<br />Educate<br />Follow adult citizens<br />Rules and Fines <br />
  96. 96. Critical Factors<br /><ul><li>Culture
  97. 97. Technology
  98. 98. Environment</li></li></ul><li>Culture<br /><ul><li>Religious behavior</li></ul> Follow five precepts, Ten commandment, Hadith<br /><ul><li>Social Events</li></ul> Sinhala& Tamil New Year, National day<br /><ul><li>Hospitality</li></ul> Singhalese are very popular for hospitality worldwide<br />
  99. 99. Technology<br />Teach Modern Technology<br /> Include, school & University syllabus<br /> (Space, Nuclear, Nano technology)<br />How to apply and use it <br /> (Minimum effecting culture & environment)<br />Research & Development<br /> Allocate sufficient funds<br />
  100. 100. Environment<br /><ul><li>How to protect & Love</li></ul> Hybrid vehicles, Paperless communication<br />
  101. 101. Think twice, when you are going to do an unethical act, because younger generation will be watching to imitate you.<br />
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  103. 103. Is youth satisfied with current environment?<br /><ul><li>Youth – described earlier
  104. 104. Environment</li></ul> Socio Economic<br /> Cultural<br /> Political<br /><ul><li>Satisfaction</li></ul> Fulfillment of needs up to the self expected level<br />
  105. 105. Youth satisfied with fulfillment of their needs to the expected level?<br />Some : Yes<br />Some : No<br />Why ?<br /> Socio economic , fulfillment and political barriers<br />
  106. 106. Conclusion of the presentation<br />Rights<br />Responsibilities<br />Violence<br />Motivation<br />Ethics<br />Future<br />Will you take the responsibility to overcome the current barriers and to generate a fruitful young generation<br />
  107. 107. Thank you…<br />