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23 terms

Social issues

some of the topics we may cover in class
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addict
a person who is unable to stop something such as taking drugs or using Facebook.
alcoholism
an addiction to alcohol
binge drinking
when someone drinks a large amount of alcohol in a short period of time
child abuse
the crime of harming a child physically, sexually, or emotionally
child neglect
when parents or guardians do not give enough emotional and physical care for a child
controversy
a strong argument or debate
crime
activities that involve breaking the law
drug abuse
addiction to drugs - or the overuse of drugs
discrimination
unfair treatment of a person or group based on something about the group they belong to
gambling
playing games of chance like cards to make money
homelessness
where someone does not have a permanent home
internet addiction
when people have a strong desire to use the Internet all the time
obese
very fat and very unhealthy
pollution
the process of making the air, soil or water dangerously dirty
poverty
being very poor with little or no money
racial discrimination
when people are treated differently because of their race (ethnicity)
suicide
when someone kills themselves deliberately
underage smoking
when young people smoke cigarettes even if they are not old enough to.
unemployment
people looking for work, but cannot find without jobs.
animal rights
the rights of an animal to be treated well e.g. not being used for experiments
bully
someone who uses their strength or power to frighten or hurt weaker
eating disorders
an emotional problem where someone has eating habits that are not normal or healthy
internet piracy / illegal copying
making illegal copies of movies, songs, computer programs