For many years youth in Iceland lived a normal Nordic life until Iceland decided to crack down on the concept of teenage life. Iceland sneaked out of the Danish–Icelandic Act of Union in 1944 and it seems that they lately adapted a more fundamentalist culture.
Teenagers aged under 16 are not allowed to be out after 22:00, even during summer hollidays where youth here from Denmark stay out and socialize over beers, fire and food instead of sitting isolated alone at home in front of the computer where they can come in touch with evil preachers which can persuade to become radikalized and in some cases even leave their homes to fight abroad or bomb local schools.
The law that prevent teenagers on Iceland to live a normal life is Child Protection Act (no. 80/2002 Art. 92). It is legislation that resembles laws in countries located far away from the Nordic countries.
Being prevented to live a life like teenagers in the other Nordic countries make it safe to state that it cannot be fun to grow up in Iceland.
Let me be frank. Not every part of Copenhagen is bad to grow up in. But with a gang war demanding deserted streets if you want to be safe with your friends areas like Mjølnerparken, Tingbjerg and the Urban plan is not fun grow up in.
People are shot right outside your living door. A stray bullet has the potential to hurt or kill your parents and siblings.
That is the sad reality of living in one of ghettos in Denmark. This is a typical area where you as an immigrant or refugee start your life in Denmark if you choose Denmark to live in.
The gangs like Loyal to Familia and Brothas who is the real ruler of these areas cannot guarantee your safety and while membership of the gangs is the only way to get an education because Danish prisons do a lot trying to prevent criminals to come back, the price you pay can be high. In worst case it can mean death.
Social heritage matter. If you grow up in these areas, you are destined for manual job. Forget ambitions. You have to take what you can. Perhaps you can work as aid (SOSU-assistant) for elderlies in better parts of Copenhagen. Then you have really made it with the resources you were given by birth.
Anyhow regardless of your possible future, it cannot be fun to grow up in those parts of urban Copenhagen.
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Success Academy Hudson Yards Middle School is a charter school located in Manhattan. Lately criticism has been raised about the school being run as a boot camp. If success demands a boot camp it is better not having success.
All over the world the results of over-ambitious school systems and parents are seen and it is measured in suicides and mental breakdowns.
Whatever success achieved at Eva Moskowitz mockery of a school it is simply too hard-earned. It cannot be fun to be there as a teenager.
- Parents slam charter boss for ‘boot camp’ discipline at Manhattan school (My Daily News)
- At a Success Academy Charter School, Singling Out Pupils Who Have ‘Got to Go’ (The New York Times)
The Adams Memorial Junior High School also known as Adams Memorial Middle School which is now closed has been the center of a recent investigation due to possible child abuse conducted in 1970’s.
A school custodian used his job to lure on the boys when they were in the showers. Some boys were also invited to the school during the holidays when the school was closed. The abuser confirmed his actions and told investigators that he lost his job as result of his actions.
However strangely enough there are no records showing how he lost his job. The abuse was not reported. The questions remain: Who covered up the incidents? Why was there not a police investigation as result of his loss of his job? If he got fired because of his improper relationship to the boys, other employees and his manager should have reported him.
It cannot be fun to have been there being a victim of the school custodian actions.
- Dark secrets surface: Two boys, now men, claim abuse by school custodian in the 1970s (The Berkshire Eagle)
- 5 more come forward claiming sexual abuse from former Adams Memorial Junior High custodian (The Berkshire Eagle)
- ‘Did this community lose a generation of boys?’ Victims unable to report abuse, suffered alone for decades (The Berkshire Eagle)
- Sexual Abuse by Adams School Custodian Comes to Light After Decades (Fogelman Law Firm)
Whitmore Academy in Nephi, Utah ended its operation with lawsuits combined with misdemeanor counts of child abuse and hazing.
The facility seems to have been converted into a bed and breakfast place. Hopefully the guests get better treatment than the girls received.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenage girl.
- Whitmore Academy owner facing charges in 4th District Court (Nephi Times News)
- Ex-school owners OK $450,000 settlement (Deseret News)
Today Darlington School is mostly known to have hidden abuse according to various media articles. An investigation was lanched to establish knowledge regarding the amount of teenager having beeen abused.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager
The Family Bridges workshops are used when one parent is claimed to have alienated the children against the other parent. However in many divorce cases it is not the parent who have the best interest in the children who wins custody in the courts. It is the parent with the most money.
In the case involving the Loudon sisters these critized workshops were used and the children had to endure time in court as they were criminals.
It cannot be fun to be forced to attend these workshops as a teenager when you really wants to be with a parent who loves you.
- They were taken from their mom to rebond with their dad. It didn’t go well. (The Washington Post)
- Loudon Sisters Jailed for Refusing to Live with Father (My Advocate Center)
Oxbow Academy is a so-called Porn School where teenage boys who have been caught by their parents can send their children if the watching of porn is so against the parents strict religious viewpoint that they feel that they cannot get their family life to work again.
The teenagers are restricted from normal Internet use and communication with peers are also restricted.
It cannot be fun to be there as a male teenager with normal physical needs.
Wild2learn was a residential school located near Glenlivet in Scotland. It was marketed as inspired by the controversial CEDU schools in the United States which closed down due to future lawsuits.
It wasn’t in operation for long before the local authorities ordered it to close.
It could not have been fun to be there as a teenager.