School kids nowadays need a deserted island and a revolver.
May 27, 2011 6:18pm CST
Hollywood likes to think it reflects real life but i have just finished watching a japanese film called "battle royale". This movie is set in the near future where school discipline has reached an all time low with violence against the teachers resulting in physical injurys. the violent class gets put on a isolated island and told to kill each other to save their own life. it is actually a really good movie showing the fear that bully's show when faced with what can be the most basic of fears. what i need to know is what you think of present day youth and weather this is closer than what we want to believe. I have seen some atrocious behavior from youths but i like to think this happens in all age groups. if you have not seen the movie, give it a chance and see it for more than the violence that it shows.
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27 May 11
children are learning violence from verry little, they're playing video games, watching it in TV... with time they're feeling more confidencial to try to be as "strong" as violent people in movies or games... With each year that kind of persons are being more violet themself to all other people sometimes even family, and yes it's happening to all age groups because it's growing uo inside us from childhood, it can be cotrolled only by parents from very little, and after this by ower own. This movie might be nice to see because I love to see interpersonal reactions in that kind of situations.
28 May 11
I really believe that even if both parents are working they can still raise them children well and in the time they have for children they should be with them no matter if they're tired or not. And also I think even when parents they have some issuses between them they should solve this in way that child will not notice something is wrong. Talking with children is one of the most important things to do. Video games are really bad for children, but now even cartoon they're showing violence :/
• Bhubaneswar, India
28 May 11
Hi Ajk Hmmm, I should learn some more watching this and other movies like the ones... but where will I practise those? It is already ages that I graduated and moved out (and far away) from schools and colleges Seriously, I think there was another movie too from Speilberg (not sure but I think it was Minority Report) that portrayed some terrorist stuff that they tried to copy during the Mumbai Terror Attacks. Many believe that the criminal (and unsocial) activities are the banes and gifts of cinema.
28 May 11
I was here because of the title topic and I can atleast relate hahaha. I have a daughter and sometimes behaves like she shouldn't be. But I think kids behave these days because of what they see in their environment and they tend to copy it. I haven't seen the movie yet but I'll try if I have time. Parent should be aware of their kids behavior and they are the one responsible on how they children behaves. The reason why I don't want my daughter to live in a noisy environment because I don't want her to copy what she sees in other kids.
28 May 11
I have always attributed it to the kind of food one eats. When we were kids we had three of the simplest meals a day and a snack in the evenings but no fast food. It would be nice to do some research, what for example sugar does to one's mind and so on. Today's kids are also high on proteins. I have not done any thorough study on this vital subject but just picked up something on the Net: http://www.essortment.com/mind-body-food-affect-moods-emotions-35991.html which makes for interesting reading. Sorry I will not have time for watching this movie which would mean less time for myLot!
28 May 11
I have seen Battle Royale 1 and 2 and there is another recent sequel just released that I have not seen. I found the first very good and the second not so good : more violence and less psychology. I think that the behavior of children depends of their parents and the education they received from them. I have no children, but I have friends with children, and they belong to two categories : first, those who let their children do everything they want without telling them what is wrong or not. Examples : coming to his home with a friend we found his 5 years old kid sat near a bookcase and cutting photos in an encyclopedia with the sewing scissors of his mother. And the reaction of the father was "Have you seen how sweet is my boy ? And how he is already interested by books ?"... I invited another couple of friends in a restaurant where I was going often. They came with a 3 or 4 years kid who did not wanted to stay on a chair. Instead of this he found more interesting to use the curtains as a swing -- no reaction of the parents -- and then to draw the tablecloths on the tables of the other guests -- no reaction --. At the second tablecloth the owner came, took the child by the hand and put it on his chair, asking the parents to keep an eye on him. The child began to cry. Indeed, for the parents, the owner was a child molester and they offered an ice-cream to their child after this violent crime... And there is a second category of parents doing their job : they told their children what is good or bad, polite or impolite. To know and understand what is a correct behavior or not, a child has to be educated... Sorry, I am too talkative.
• United States
27 May 11
Hello my friend Sadly this is happening all over the place. Way too many kids today are much more violent then simply misbehaving. It is where some teachers actually quit because they are afraid for their lives. In my own environment I have noticed the children at way too young of age very violent and abusive even to their own parents. Sadly, I can't interfere because the parents will not accept any constructive "loving" advice. Lots of kids today are missing out on the consistency and importance of having rules. I wrote the name of the movie on my must see soon list. lol