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Role of an Individual, Family and School to prevent Social Problems

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Social problems occur in the natural environment. Social problem refers to an issue that influences a considerable number of individuals within a society. There may be variation in the nature and kind of social problems but their effect is adverse and severe in every society. A lack of social problem-solving skills and a negative problem orientation can lead to depression and suicidality in children and adults. It would be difficult to eliminate them once they are rooted. We can prevent them if we are careful from the beginning. Social problems emerge as the result of human negligence, ignorance, poverty, and illiteracy etc. Social problems may be gender discrimination, murder, theft, untouchability, kidnapping, drugs abuse, corruption, dowry system etc. The solution of social problem involves various abilities and skills which lead to adaptive outcomes for several different populations.

Role of an Individual in solving social problems:
Many individuals experience one or more social problems personally. Many people are unemployed and poor, many are in poor health, many have family problems and some have problems of alcohol. When we hear about these individuals, it is easy to think that their problems are their alone. But an individual can play an important role in the prevention of the social problems. He can be involved in various social organizations like clubs and welfare communities. This will help individual to gain a certain level of consciousness. Involving in various welfare organizations voluntarily, by making donations and by engaging oneself in various awareness campaigns, an individual can help to eliminate social problems.

Role of a family in solving social problems:
The family is the first school and parents are the first teacher for the children. As the child grows, the role of parents also changes and their responsibility increases. If a family is well-educated, the children also follow the path of the parents. Children learn basic things like respect, cooperation, helpfulness from the family. When the child comes to the parents with a social problem, they can help him by giving guidelines. They give the child support and encouragement and also show him a way to solve problems. They can also instruct the grown up children about the adverse effects of many bad habits.

Role of a School in Solving Social problems:
Most of the things children learn in school last till the end of life. A school plays a key role in shaping their character. They acquire various problems solving skills and techniques by working together. They can teach students to make healthy food choices and decrease the number of unhealthy food options available to students during their school time. They learn about the importance of discipline in life, the importance of health etc. The education system is there to produce great individuals, personally and socially. Thus, education enables people to distinguish good and bad and become a good person in the society. After going through various areas of knowledge, the child becomes able to distinguish good from the evil and right from the wrong. So, school plays an important role in the elimination of social problems.

The government should utilize schools as centers of continuous learning to keep young people away from social problems that exist in the country. Likewise, organizations like NGOs, INGOs, civil society, political leaders, well-known person and many other local, national and international organizations can play active role to eliminate social problems.



  • An individual can important role in solving the problems of an entire society.
  • Providing teachers with effective classroom management training can be beneficial. Because research suggests that knowledge in a classroom can provide the students with behavioral, emotional and learning problem-solving education.
  • Parents should reduce the amount of time students may spend unsupervised.
  • Develop strategies to reward students for positive, inclusive behaviour such as prizes, recognition reward, certificates etc.
  • Youngsters should involve in various social organizations like clubs and welfare communities.
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Very Short Questions

A social problem is normally a term used to describe a problem with a particular area or group of people in the world. There may be variation in the nature and kind of social problems but their effect is adverse and severe in every society. Social problems may be gender discrimination, murder, theft, untouchability, kidnapping, drugs abuse, corruption, dowry system etc.

An individual can play important role in the elimination of the social problems. S/he can be involved in various social organizations like clubs and welfare communities. This will help individual to gain a certain level of consciousness. S/he can contribute to various welfare organizations voluntarily by making donations and by engaging in various awareness programmes to eliminate social problems.

As the child grows, the role of parents also changes. If a family is well-educated, the children also follow the path of the parents. Children learn basic things like respect, cooperation, helpfulness from the family. When a child comes to the parents with a social problem, they can help him/her by giving guidelines. The family can also instruct the grown up children about the adverse effects of many bad habits.

To solve the social problems, at first, I will start from my family. I will teach good manners to the small children in my family. The problems occurred in the family should be solved by the members of the family themselves. Likewise, by involving in various social organizations like clubs and welfare communities and organizing various awareness programmes and by making donations too I can help to solve social problems.

The two causes of social problems are as follows :

  • Murder
  • Theft

Parents are the first teacher of a child.

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  • Entering into someone's house to steal things is_________

    Honesty
    Burglary
    None of the above
    Corruption
  • _______is a place from where children acquire some basic skills which they need the rest of their life.

    School
    Hospital
    University
    Maternal House
  • _______________are the organizations that play major role in elimination of the social problems.

    NGOs
    INGOs
    All
    Political leaders
  • ____________is the first school of a child .

    None
    School
    Family
    Colleges and University
  • Important acts that are intended to solve a problem is ________

    None of the above
    Conflict
    Accumulate
    Initiatives
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