Violent behavior by adolescents are at alaraming rate. See a report from Australia. Also true of many other nations as well and particularly true among poor minority communities in wealthy nations. Parents and teachers are under seige now. Law enforcement folks are baffled at this growing trend.
Child Psychologist paint a horrifying portrait of a new breed of violent teens – “body and physical strength have outgrown his brain, he has an armoury of communication aids, access to weaponry and money and time to indulge his lust for crime.”
Rising teen alcohol consumption, violent films, computer games, easy access to information over Internet etc are attributed for this risinig trend of juvenile crimes. Lack of ethical behavior, absence of authority figures at home, respect for life, no moral education etc also adds to the problem.