Sultan Idris University of Education, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: Asma Perveen, Senior lecturers, Sultan Idris University of Education, Malaysia
Submission: March 20, 2018;Published: August 10, 2018
Volume1 Issue5 August 2018
Young generations today are beyond control of parents, teachers and families. Different countries used different terms to describe this group where some used the term of ‘beyond parental control’ while some label them as ‘disobedient’, ‘incorrigible’, ‘unruly’ or ‘ungovernable’ and in addition, this social illness among young generations needs attention of many parties due to the linkage between their behaviour and the potential for delinquent and later adult criminal acts. Whatever different term we used to describe this group, but they still have common characteristics which is uncontrollable behaviour. Hashim (2007) stated that “Malaysian teenagers, in general, face various life challenges and experience distress. They are at risk of becoming dissatisfied and unhappy teenagers and may choose to become involved in negative activities such as gangsterism, bullying, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and crime”. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) adolescent is defined as individuals between 10 and 19 years, while youth is between 15 and 24 years and young people is defined between 10 and 24 years old.