Modern Challenges For Schools

Schools are the place where children enter into the most important transition phase of life, teenage. Amidst all the influences of technology, media exposure and peer pressure, teenagers want people around them to understand them. Biologically it might seem like a stage which their predecessors have gone through but the truth is, it is different.

We have to realize and accept their challenges. Nowadays, it is quite easy for them to fall prey to unwanted and unacceptable things under peer pressure like smoking, drugs, alcohol, pornography and sexual experimentation. The results can be disastrous on their health and character. Various addictions and teenage pregnancies are a matter of serious concern worldwide.

If we can realize them about the repercussions of their acts then they can make a willful choice for the betterment of their physical, mental and emotional health.

We must remember that we can bend plants and not trees. An open discussion about these subjects can help them develop a better logic so that they can weigh the pros and cons clearly and know where to say “NO”.

Famous people for whatever reasons become role models of teenagers and we can see them following their fashion, hair style and language. Rarely do they know whom to choose and why to choose. If we don’t tell them about Swami Vivekananda and APJ Abdul Kalam then they will be left with options like Yo Yo Honey Singh and Emraan Hashmi.

No doubt our youth is full of tremendous potential and their acts have long lasting impact on society hence they cannot be left directionless. At times, they have to choose among lead, follow or quit. Their active participation in retaining our ancient ethics, cultural values, morals, principles and developing new sciences, technologies and methodologies for the progress of the mankind can give them the feeling of a meaningful life.

Remember, what they do today, will impact the future of India.