Hazing in high school used to be assumed. It used to be a rite of passage into a certain sports team or school club and the idea was simple: do something to initiate (a.k.a. humiliate) new inductees to make them earn their place on the team or the group.
Youth Ministry Resources: “Sexual harassment” is usually associated with the workplace and not school, however, the numbers of middle school students who feel harassed at school are alarmingly high.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems that bullying is more and more a center of controversy as awareness and attention are given to the issue. Most recently, a 10-year-old girl took her life after repeatedly being bullied at school.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It seems like the word “bully” is becoming commonplace in the vocabulary of children and teenagers as more and more youth are facing the problem, both physically and throughout cyberspace.
Youth Ministry Lessons: It’s a situation that students face each and every day in schools around the world: sometimes people just ask silly or stupid questions. Hopefully the teacher has a good way of handling it, and not a … “stupid” one.
Youth Ministry Lessons: With the rise of social media there are more outlets than ever for young people to express themselves online. With that creative license, however, often comes a form of expression that many might consider offensive or inappropriate.
Youth Ministry Resources:When YouTube was created, it was seen as an online community for information, talent and entertainment. However, a large amount of misuse has come to their site in the form of pornographic and violent content.
Youth Lessons: In Florida a controversial law titled “Stand Your Ground” was recently passed. The law states that an individual is allowed to use force in self-defense, including deadly force, without fear of criminal repercussions if they feel their life is in danger.