The social issues in this context refers to the matters and problems that can affect a person, a group of people or the society in general in either direct or indirect way. These social issues generally includes matters of concern such as; alcoholism and health issues, Gender issues, food and drug safety, abortion, suicide, drug abuse, Homosexuality, Media, sex and violence, poverty, child labor, civil rights and many others issues.
This continuous rise in these social issues has initiated my reactions to develop this journal to create awareness and embark on creating a new and better world. I am only one person but change must always originate from one person through acts of kindness, generosity and more so social responsibility whose sole little effort would definitely result into a visible change to the face of the world.
Children are the future of the world and therefore the kind of teachings they receive at the early age will determine their social personality and character of the future world. Spending a lot of time in tutoring, mentoring and joining them in social activities will go a long way to establishing their future life. This volunteering should not consume all the volunteers free time though. Every individual should therefore dedicate a portion of their daily free time to make a positive impact to children’s life. The children especially the teen’s today faces a number of issues from alcoholism, eating disorders to high stress levels. Studies have shown that around eight teens die daily as a result of drunken driving in America (Becker, 676). The high increase in rape cases among the teens below the age of eighteen is a clear manifestation that children must be introduced into social morals at early age in order to experience the dream of a better world.
This deals with the ability to recognize that even the homeless street children and