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originally posted by: opethPA
originally posted by: scubagravy
a reply to: introvert
spot on!!!! here in Oz it's "egging", same crap.
She's 14, pier pressure is inevitable.
from there, the parents can be blamed
How about this..rather then making excuses and doing what the current generation does so well which is always have someone to blame point the finger at the coward that punched a handicapped person.
originally posted by: AmericanRealist
a reply to: scubagravy
No not just TV, MEDIA. Do you not notice how violent even the mildest cartoons are?? Do you not think repetitive lyrics of a criminal glorifying crime and immoral behavior through music has zero influence whatsoever on the mind set of a child who is being exposed to this from their first days at home while parents watch action or horror??
Honestly the last 6 decades of the study of psychology, the human brain, how it responds to external stimuli, and marketing theories are monopolized by the wealthiest institutions on Earth. Coca cola knows more about how your brain responds to certain signals and power of suggestion than you do. Frankly its all a matter for another thread.
My point is many of todays most horrible kids are being raised by very positive and involved parents who are doing their best to bring their kid up right. It is not fair to blame the parents IMO every time a teenager commits a #ty crime. Entire generations of potential are being lost in families at unprecedented rates, and although there is probably no comprehensive study to determine the influence media plays in this (likely due to the broad interpretation of the First Amendment) , if they all have smart phones and access to the internet (cable TV pretty much irrelevant now) then I think there is a correlation. for #s sake the encounter was being recorded by one of their peers, otherwise it would not have been as short as it was.
You say that has zero relevance to this behavior or what??
Maybe she does have #ty parents, but I believe it is unfair to immediately jump to that conclusion with zero insight into the home life.
The blame lies solely in the teenager in question that has committed this offense. Influence however is of great concern.