The thin red line

For the teenagers of today there is a thin red line between fun and catastrophe
Speaker(s): 
Bruce Robinson
Date: 
Thu Oct 20th, 2016
Relationships
Lifestyle and well-being
Father
Fatherhood
Teenagers

Teenagers of today face dramatically increased risks compared to their parents’ generation - there is now a ‘thin red line’ between having fun and suffering the consequences of substance abuse, depression, suicide, feelings of worthlessness, one-punch violence, brain-damaging binge drinking, addiction to degrading pornography and other destructive behaviour. Boys lack powerful male role models and girls often feel unattractive, lack confidence and exhibit reduced capacity for genuine intimacy in relationships with lifelong consequences.