Coming Of Age In A Culture Of Fear

May 16, 2013

The world is a scary place, even for teens. They’re coming of age in a time when bad things happen to good people on a mass scale, a time in which a normal day can turn ugly in the blink of an eye. Their young lives have been marked by horrific events:  9/11, Virginia Tech, and, in the past year, shootings at a crowded Colorado movie theater and Sandy Hook Elementary School. Bolstered by a 24-hour news culture on social media, such events can seem inescapable for today’s teens. READ MORE