Challenges Facing Teens

On 12 September, the Proactive Education Group from Umhlanga Rocks, visited the school to impart some knowledge about the difficulties that young adults experience. Dr John Buswell, the CEO of Rape Wise, shared horrific statistics and worrying facts about teen sexual behaviour, rape, bullying, pornography, drug and alcohol abuse and anger. We've heard almost all this information before, but this time it really hit home. The current statistics, personal examples from Dr Buswell and audience participation made the talk more relatable and haunting than the information we have received in past years from textbooks. Despite the depressing information, Dr Buswell encouraged the learners to become activists and to change the hashtag “AmINext?” to “IWillNotBeNext”.

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