Parenting Teens is a website where parents can go to understand the changes, struggles and daily tasks their teen is going through. Hopefully the website can help parents guide there teens in the right direction.

At Risk is another website geared towards preventing teen violence. Both for the victims of the abuse and the abuser.


i grew up a f$ckn screw up

Grandpapa: Now what I want to talk to you two about is the trouble that you’ve been getting into. Boys, the Lord didn’t put you here to be shooting and killing each other. It’s right there in the Bible, Exodus 20:13: ‘”Thou shall not kill.’
Caine: Grandpa, I ain’t never killed nobody.
Grandpapa: Oh, I doubt that. And Kevin, I’ve heard stories about you.
O-Dog: Sir, I don’t think God really cares too much about us, or he wouldn’t have put us here. I mean, look where we stay at. It’s all fucked – It’s messed up around here.
Caine: My grandpops was always coming at us with that religion, and every time it would go in one ear and out the other.
Grandpapa: Caine, do you care whether you live or die?
Caine: I don’t know.

Running to live by Tupac and Biggie Smalls

“why am i fighting to live, if im just living to fight?
why am I trying to see when there aint nothin in sight?
why am i trying to give when no one gives me a try?
why am i dying to live, if im just living to die?”

My MEmorial Monument would be located in Jackson, Mississippi. I chose this location because at the University of Michigan Health Care they have research study’s on how to prevent teen violence. In the research I’ve done for this project I found out that Mississippi has the 2nd largest teen violence and death rate in the United States. Thats also where Emmit Till was brutally murdered. A well known and historic story of a violent act towards a teen(14 year old African American boy).

I walked into a door, i promise.

more likely to drink heavily, use drugs, engage in risky sexual behavior, develop eating disorders, and attempt suicide.

females 16-24 are more susceptible to relationship abuse.

Teenage Girls:Verbal Abuse

-Approximately 1 in 5 female high school students report being physically and/or sexually
abused by a dating partner.

Teenage Boys: Physical Abuse

 -57% of teens know someone who has been physically, sexually, or verbally abusive in a dating
Liz Claiborne Inc., 

Love is NOT abuse! 

teen gang banger

“By 2002, teen gang problems were back on the rise, particularly in the larger areas, and the most recent figures, from 2006, show a continuation of that trend. From 1999-2001 to 2006, Rural counties saw an increase of 1.5% to 14.9%. Smaller cities reported an increase of 6.7% to 32.6%. Suburban counties, though, had an increase of 10.2% for a total of 51%. And Larger cities rose 8.8% to 86.4%.”

  • aggravated assault
  • drug sales
  • robbery
  • larceny/theft
  • burglary
  • auto theft
  • conflicts between gangs
  • factors related to drugs
  • migration of gang members within the United States
  • the rise of newly formed gangs
  • the return to the area of gang members who had been incarcerated
  • conflicts within gangs
  • migration of gang members from outside of the United States
Why teens join???
Most teens are forced to join gangs. The ones with a choice usually come from a broken home and are looking for a family type relationship. Some are searching for acceptance and some are just bored.

“I never thought he would do this”

“I was in shock, and I didn’t think that he — I was, like, what is he doing? And then he ended up shooting,” said Thunder. “I thought he was messing around. I thought it was a paintball gun or something. He had a mean face.”

A 16 year old sophomore at Red Lake Indian Reservation opened fire at Red Lake high School. One of the 10 victims(Cody Thunder ) gave a first-hand account says he had no idea Jeff Weise posed a threat. It was part of a shooting spree that left 10 dead, including the assailant.

everyday thing

Teen violence is a part of a teenagers everyday life in this society. It can include dating someone violent to gang violence. Teens are in the transitional stage of leaving childhood, finding themselves and turning into adults. They can become depressed, use drugs and go down a downhill spiral of violence and abuse.


violence not

only deals with

the teen causing the

violence but the teen receiving


A lose lose situation.