So, British people, in general think that our streets are full of feral, violent and uncontrollable children. The report published by Barnados has hit the media today. If it is only half true then it is a damning indictment on our so called ‘developed’ society. It is absurd and provoking that the adult population call for a ban ona parent smacking a child and yet say we should deal with today’s children by ‘shooting a couple of them’.
Similar to the sentiments on youthblog I just hope this leads to some useful dialogue that actually causes some change. Maybe we could introduce a new national service where all adults are forced to volunteer in a youth centre and actually get to know the kids whose lives have been screwed over by our bigoted culture.