Reflect And Analyze
1. Apply the symbolic interaction perspective to runaways and other street kids. How does being a runaway or a throwaway child affect a child's self Identity and influence his or her ability to thrive, or simply survive, In society?
2. What might other primary agents of socialization such as schools, peer groups, and the mass media do to help reduce the likelihood that children in their communities will run away, and how would these changes help?
3. Old you ever run away, or do you know someone who did? Do you or the person you know still experience the effects of that action? How so, and how if at all do you imagine the experience will affect the course of the rest of your life or the life of your acquaintance?