|Does this picture send chlls down your spine?|
Even people who don't necessasrily have ephebiophobia can develop fear of young people. Usually, the first image to come to mind when you say "teenager" will look more like this:
Fear of youth can escalate into prejudice, discrimination, intolerance, restriction movements, and media-spread fear of teenagers gaining any sort of power in the world. So basically, it's synonymous with ageism.
When you look at it, that's what's behind almost every form of discrimination. Fear.
Memo to all adults out there: If you're going to develop a fear of something, at least make it good. Like this:
Or perhaps this:
We're too boring to be terrifying.