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It should also be noted that the 17-year-old maximum is consistent with other established social regulations which determine the boundary between youth and adulthood. There is public consensus that young people need to be protected from alcohol, drugs and cigarettes and are not competent enough to vote. However, there is also a growing public sentiment that young people deserve to be treated like adults when they do something wrong. These conflicting sentiments reveal an hypocrisy in our society's attitudes toward its youth.
Originally posted by Grailkeeper
It may never be solved but we could do things to make it better.
They should re-evaluate its current state vs. our childrens current state and make appropriate changes.
A young man who killed a 17-year-old at a Saskatoon house party following a dispute over a baseball cap has been sentenced to a five-year prison term.
Originally posted by guppy
Many problems in society can be resolved at the dinner table. Parents should take stock with what is going on in their children's lives. The dinner table is a great place to ask, answer and guide. Just start at a young age and be consistent.
Granted the "dinner table" isn't the be-all-solution. Its a metaphor. Just be in your childrens' lives, support and love them.