As I hop off my car to walk to the front gate of my school, all I hear is “OH! BEAT HER UP I HEARD THEY BE TALKING ABOUT YOU BEHIND YOUR BACK!” You see people being friends tell each other secrets and laughing to them fighting each other up not caring if anything happens to the other person. Seeing violence at a young age can affect a person to such a place never imagined. You start learning all types of ways to self-defend yourself. Now or later by seeing violence happening so much you would think killing a person would be a common schedule. How violence affected my life? It made me scared. So scared that I would never let go of my mom anywhere I went. Even if it meant going to the mailbox. Eventually you must face that; violence is everywhere and you must embrace it and not let it affect you in many ways. Violence happens everywhere. It’s over the news, internet, social media websites, school, everywhere you look there’s violence. By making fun of how someone is dressed or looks is violence.
Violence can kill anyone or everyone. That person you bullied today, he killed himself right after he came home from school. A person can take so much violence before something happens. There are so many factors of youth violence. Youth violence can be caused by someone thinking it’s cool because other people are doing it. Or it might be caused by drama that developed by Facebook or Twitter. Most of the youth thinks that fighting someone will get there point across better than having to list them. For instance back in the 90’s when Notorious Big and Tupac were still alive. All the fights from the East coast and the West coast. How do you think that started? By either adults or teens trying to get there points across. Violence can be either ridiculous as in fighting for one dollar or be important as in fighting to see who gets America. Most teens haven’t found there place to fit in this world. Most of the teens who finds there place in this world earlier succeed. Instead of when you are still looking for a place to fit into and a gang member persuades you to be a part of this gang or how fighting and violence and guns will resolve everything in life that goes wrong.
Schools have an effect on violence too. If you are a new person and everyone acts mean to you but a trouble maker is all nice and friendly to you who would you most likely hangout with? The person who acts nice to you. By hanging out and talking you’ll see that you’re turning into him and liking everything he likes. Being different is also a cause of youth violence and jealousy. People who don’t get any attention from anyone, doing something bad and getting you name in the news will surely make people give you attention now. That’s also a factor. A way for us to reduce youth violence is to stop it at it tracks. Be nice to everyone, ignore all the negative comments you might get from people, Make friends with people. Don’t fall into peer pressure. If anything bad happens tell it to a person who you trust. If you get into a fight with your friend be the first one to say sorry.