DECEPTION: sneaking in and out of the house – for teenagers avoiding punishment from the parental units
How is this vice punished socially?
Congratulated by peers
Sneaking out leads to other behaviors that teens would generally not be exposed to during normal hours. (smoking, drinking, drugs, skinny dipping, sexual behavior, vandalism, underage driving, etc.).
How is it punished legally?
Teenagers have a curfew in most states
Any teen or kid found on the street after 11p.m. could face jail time or fines up to $300.
Parents can be reprimanded for not keeping control over the child
What are the symptoms of those participating in this vice?
Lack of self control
fighting the “system”
teenagers involved in sexual behavior
How is this vice perceived socially? Has it always been perceived this way?
Socially in the peer realm it is accepted and even congratulated when one gets away with it.
It has always been perceived by the peers to be acceptable, because this vice is mostly based on peer pressure.
By adults, it is not acceptable, and has never been acceptable.
Is it ok for some groups to participate in this activity, and not for others? Why?
It is typically focused on the teenagers whose parents don’t pay attention to them.
It is peer accepted while not socially acceptable
Why would people want to participate in this vice?
A quest for freedom; just to do it;
trying to get away with something