Life Orientation Grade 11 Term 3 Project Risk Behaviour Memorandum
What is risky behaviour in life orientation grade 11?
Risky behavior refers to actions that a person takes that could have harmful consequences or put their lives in danger. For instance, abuse can affect a teenager’s developing brain, and sexual behavior can lead to diseases, a poor social reputation, and feelings of self-hatred.
What is an example of risky behaviour in life orientation?
What do we mean by risky behaviours? Anything which may put ourselves or others at risk of physical, mental, emotional harm or abuse. This can cover a range of things including abusing drugs or alcohol, criminal or anti-social behaviour, hate or knife crime and also risky sexual behaviour
What is risky behaviour amongst todays youth?
Activities such as smoking, drinking, having sex, and taking drugs are generally first encountered before age nineteen, yet they have important ramifications for the remainder of these youths’ lives.
3 factors that may cause teenagers to engage in each of the risky behaviours and situations chosen
- Brain power; they are impulsive and make emotional decisions without thinking about the consequences, lack of experience.
- Unhealthy optimism; Teens think that negative outcomes will never happen to them and neg- ative consequences don’t deter them.
- Adventure; boredom causes them to look for excitement, that is mostly detrimental to their safety.
- Peer pressure; research shows that risk taking among teens doubles when peers are around. Some teens want to be accepted and fit in – they want to impress their friends. Read: Why choosing the wrong friends may subject you to unrealistic life
- Media; movies and television project a wide range of risky behaviour in glamorous and admira- ble ways.
- Poor self-esteem; a young person with a low self-esteem may not be assertive to say NO and find himself involved in risky behaviour. Such individuals are easily swayed to get involved in wrong doing.
What are the 4 types of risk behaviors and their explain examples?
Suggest and discuss solutions to risky behaviours
- Good communication in the family
- Engage in positive activities such as sport clubs, art clubs, etc
- Serve or volunteer in your community
- Be clear of the consequences of the risk behaviour
- Talk about values at home and in the community
- Have good role models in the community
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