What do you expect of 16 year olds? ( UK )

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Should they drink?

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Jul 7, 2010
  1. Danny600kill
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    Well I'd like to get your thoughts on 16 year olds

    People always see teens at this age as a bad thing, but I don't understand why? Yes there are the ones who give us a bad name but there are always people like that, of every age?

    Now I'm 16 ( Living in the UK ) and I can admit to doing all of the poll choices, does this make me a bad person, I don't think so, people who have seen me around may have noticed I'm quite mature for my age, so these things don't seem to affect me in any way, there just part of my normal life

    I know the sex question can be a sensitive subject especially when talking about teens my age so if you don't want to discuss that I understand but I' just like to point out not all teens go round getting people pregnant at 16 and end up on the dole. Teenage pregnancy has always been a problem, it's just more publicized these days thanks to the media


    So how do you feel about 16 year olds of our times?

    Oh and obviously people who are not from the UK can post, just that I'm going off the UK laws/restrictions [​IMG]
     


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    Lol! Did you make this because I was surprised you were 16 and drinking? [​IMG]
     
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    That was one of the reasons [​IMG]
     
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    Lol and here I was about to invite you to my birthday party [​IMG]
     
  5. emigre

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    I was 16 just a few years ago.
     
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    i'll turn 16 in a couple of weeks. I know i'm not from the UK, but I know quite a bit about the situation there.
    I'm really looking forward to being 16, finally legal alcohol and going out [​IMG]
     
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    I was 16 five years ago, damn I'm old.
     
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    Hah! You should see Scotland. Sex, drinking, etc. is expected of 12/13 year olds!
     
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    Yeh ..... I'm from Manchester, I think thats all I have to say
     
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    Whoa, 16 is the legal drinking age in the UK? Daaaamn. Probably the earliest drinking age in the world.

    Aaaand, it is, unless you count the countries with no restrictions.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drinking_age
     
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    Yeah.... I'm from Dumfries, I think that's all I have to say.

    @Blebleman The drinking age here is 18, it's just that many 16 year olds drink regularly and nothing is done.
     
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    18 is the legal age for drinking in Norway, not that its any useful at stopping drinking.
    It only makes it harder for underaged teens to buy. [​IMG]
     
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    Any age is legal in America.

    When you don't get caught [​IMG]
     
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    The legal age to drink is about 5 lol ( With permission of their parent/guardian ), it's just you have to be 18 to buy it [​IMG]
     
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    Personally I don't care. But if changing the drinking age would somehow make you entitled twats actually work harder in the work force once coming out of college then I'd be all for it. I'm sick of having to deal with fresh grads who are genuinely shocked that they aren't in a corner office making 200k a year after their first 6 months at work, all while basically doing jack shit while actually at work.
     
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    Well my life plan is :

    Go to college 2 years
    Join the army at officer level when 18, and I'm already working so not everyone can be put in the same category
     
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    I'll give a proper post now.

    With drinking age, I'm think more about drinking culture i.e. teaching individuals about responsible drinking when they're young. And in Britain I think we do lack that. I'm not of the view that its this generation of teenagers have started a culture of binge drinking, becasue historically the art known as binge drinking can be dated back to the days of Chaucer.

    RE:Sex. If memory serves me correct I don't think the number of teenage parents has changed much from the 1960s. The difference being the majority of teen parents in the 60s were married [​IMG]. But I agree with you about moral panics though, papers like the Sun and Daily Mail do nothing, but nothing but try and portray we live in a borderline communist society where asylum seekers are eating our swans and how PC is harming our Britishness. Personally I think 16 is a decent age (of consent), you would have finished a good amount of puberty and would hopefully have a few working brain cells. Saying that I do beleive sex education in Britain is a joke. Admittidly this based on my own experiences so we're going back four years ago at minimum. Let's just say the net taught me more than any national ciriculum.

    RE:Work. Part time work is fine but I do hold the view young people should remain in full time education until they turn eighteen. And by education I don't mean just A-levels but NVQs etc. I just think having those extra years to gain more qualifications and to specialise in an area just helps young people more than just throwing them into the world with some GCSEs.
     
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    16 Year olds shouldn't drink.

    The reason we have age limits is not because of health, if it were, then cigarettes would be pushed up to 21 or like 26 or something. Legal drinking age is 21 in most places because of stupid-assed-retarded people do stupid-assed-retarded shit while intoxicated. Mainly due to drunk driving.

    For sex, I think no one should be having it much less a 16 year old.

    And as for work, I think it should be forced on everyone starting from 13 for their own good.
     
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    I drank when I was 16 but I don't believe a 16 year old should be drinking at all. The amount of teenagers getting into serious trouble and stabbing each other because of drink is getting out of hand, You could say it's the same for 18+ people aswell but I think drink effects 16 year olds more. Also when 16 year olds drink they tend to hide it from the parents and hang around street corners getting pissed causing nothing but trouble or being noisy.

    As for sex I would say that's fine aslong as your not doing it with some older pedo (mostly aimed at girls) I'm in my early 20s and I wouldn't do anything with a 16 year old girl even though it's legal, Also they should use protection always.

    As for working why not. I got really high grades in school, My grammar and spelling sucks I know but that doesn't mean shit when it comes to grades. Anyway You leave school and forget 90% of the useless crap they taught you. I actually think getting a decent job at 16 is better than staying on at school untill 18 in the uk, Unless your planning on going to university etc


    LOL, let's all not have sex and let the human race die out, Sex is natural and good for your body.
     

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