Ken's Blue Blog
Musings on "the bleedin' obvious"; views on the meaning of life, or anything else that takes my fancy.

Tuesday, September 07, 2004

The Demonisation of Teenagers

It has become common practice in the Western media to demonise teenagers; their behaviour, morals, hygiene, anti social behaviour and any every other personal characteristic comes under attack.

Now let us remember a few things:

  • Teenagers, are by defintion, awkward, selfish, noisy etc. That is what it is to be a teenager.

  • Their errant behaviour patterns are not society's fault, but a result of their upbringing.

  • The primary responsibility for their upbringing rests with their parents.

Therefore, when the media seeks someone to blame for the dreadful behaviour of teenagers; they should direct their ire at the parents, who are wholly responsible for the behaviour of their offspring.

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