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Risk Taking Behavior

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Risk Taking Behavior

  1. 1. RISK TAKING BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN AND TEENAGERS
  2. 2. WORKSHOP PROGRAM 1. INTRODUCTION 2. RISKY ACTIVITIES 3. WAYS OF PREVENTION
  3. 3. INTRODUCTION Workshop goals - we would like you to accept these concepts: Children and teenagers are taking many risks in theirs activities without realizing the consequences. Tragic consequense examples may motivate them to think about their life, responsibility and life values.
  4. 4. WORKSHOP PROGRAM 1. INTRODUCTION 2. RISKY ACTIVITIES 3. WAYS OF PREVENTION
  5. 5. RISKY ACTIVITIES Bike riding The main cause of serious injuries of the teenagers is risk taking behavior and intentional breaking of rules. The boys are the risk takers. hitchhiking Castings, suspisious advertisments Risk taking sexual behavior Risk taking Rail crossing Mountain bikse skateboarding snowboarding Rafting Alpinism, rock climbing bungee jumping Martial arts drugs tobacco alcohol Addictions climbbuilding Highway crossing Basejumping, cavediving Pyrotechnics, weapons darking sprayers Electric pylon climbing trainsurfing Adrenalin sports Chicane, agression, violence piracy falsification Extreme sports robbery vandalism Law breaking
  6. 6. RISKY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>health </li></ul><ul><li>psychic </li></ul><ul><li>criminal </li></ul><ul><li>psycho - social </li></ul><ul><li>material losses </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for risk taker </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for nearby people </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for family, friends </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>for the whole society </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Children and teenagers are not aware of possible consequences. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKTIVITIES CONSEQUENCES </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. RISKY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Children and teenagers are not aware of possible consequences. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>AKTIVITIES CONSEQUENCES </li></ul></ul>whole society criminal psycho - social psychic health Material loses Family, friends Nearby people Risk taker CONSEQUENSES
  8. 8. RISKY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Why are young people so eager to take risks? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAUSE ACTIVITY CONSEQUENSES </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>boredom </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>fun </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sport </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>friends </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>girls </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>protest against adults </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>excitement, adventure </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>exhibition </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  9. 9. RISKY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>Friends and commerce has greater influence than parents and teachers. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAUSE ACTIVITY CONSEQUENSES </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Personality forming - inner frontiers examination, fear overrunning </li></ul><ul><li>- „I can handle this“ proving, „I am adult enough“ </li></ul><ul><li>- to be different from others, to be interesting, to have unusual experiences </li></ul><ul><li>- laziness, unattention, impatience </li></ul><ul><li>To untie from parents - not accepting parental guidence </li></ul><ul><li>- revolt, restriction disrespect, not using safety gadgets </li></ul><ul><li>- family situation, family culture </li></ul><ul><li>- disrespect from adults, lack of love, interest, understanding </li></ul><ul><li>To be part of some group - group pressure, to be respected member, strong status, position in group </li></ul><ul><li>- to yield respect of friends, admiration of girsl </li></ul><ul><li>Media, adds, virtual reality - young peaple are commercial targets, the are easily influenceable </li></ul>
  10. 10. RISKY ACTIVITIES <ul><li>What determines risk taking behavior of young people? </li></ul><ul><li>Who is the ideal for them, from whom the take behavior patterns? </li></ul><ul><li>How the groups are formed? </li></ul><ul><li>What values among teenagers? Who is considered succesfull among them? </li></ul><ul><li>What young people lack in their life, at home? </li></ul><ul><li>What examples makes adults for them? </li></ul><ul><li>What is real? What is only an commercial ilusion? </li></ul>
  11. 11. WORKSHOP PROGRAM 1. INTRODUCTION 2. RISKY ACTIVITIES 3. WAYS OF PREVENTION
  12. 12. <ul><li>Personal responsibility and knowledge of consequenses are the keys for prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>Consequences of risk taking beahviour can influence the whole life, lifes of other people. </li></ul><ul><li>Some experiences, activities and values are more valueable than minute excitement or a second of carelessness </li></ul><ul><li>My decisions, not a chance asses my future life. </li></ul><ul><li>I am responsible not only for my life, but also for lives of others </li></ul><ul><li>The consequense way of prevention </li></ul>WAYS OF PREVENTION
  13. 13. <ul><li>Personality building is the other key for prevention. </li></ul><ul><li>to realize the value of my life, my health, my price </li></ul><ul><li>to settle my personal values, my future visions and intentions </li></ul><ul><li>to be able to say no, to solve conflicts, to respect views and feelings of others </li></ul><ul><li>to offer interesting, attractive and positive activities </li></ul><ul><li>to build bonds, contacts, relationships </li></ul><ul><li>to be a good example for young people </li></ul>WAYS OF PREVENTION The cause way of prevention
  14. 14. <ul><li>Risk taking behavior can be prevented. </li></ul><ul><li>It depends on school, parents, young people themselves, their ideals, models. </li></ul><ul><li>Knowledge of tragic consequences is essential, as well as personality building and self-knowledge. </li></ul><ul><li>It is important to build open and friendly relationship to young people with mutual respect and trust. </li></ul>RISK TAKING BEHAVIOR - SUMMARY

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