It’s In the PI: Teenagers Aren’t Adults!
Super weird headline and story in today’s PI.
The headline is: “All-ages raves often trouble for young girls.”
The story fails to deliver on the alarmist headline, and so, just feels like an alarmist headline.
In fact, the only concrete thing the article says about raves actually highlights why all-ages shows are part of the solution for teenagers, not part of the problem. The PI writes:
Raves can offer protection not found at unsupervised keg parties, parking lots and other teen hangouts. The parties can come with insurance policies and security charged with helping to keep kids safe.
As for zooming in on the specific problems that young girls (as opposed to boys?) face, the article has nothing to say other than this vague assessment from a local child psychologist: adolescent girls aren’t ready to handle privileges that adults enjoy.
Stop the presses.