punished the teens who committed such crimes!!
September 22, 2011 9:30am CST
Do you guys agree that our law needs change on punishing the minors or teens that committed crimes. One boy ages below 18 years old killed her own mother and sister. A 12 years old raped a 3yrs old girl, A student at 16 killed his school mate. And many more unlikely news. Or do we just need a total and close parental guidance in our children.
• Nairobi, Kenya
22 Sep 11
If we allow our children to be controlled by technology, then we should expect more of these teen madness. The movies we watch, the internet, games we play are just but a few things that are driving our teeniez into the virtue world of crime, having that criminal mind can easily lead a low minded teenie to commit such kind of crimes. The family should limit the use of above named things, and parents should play the leading role to ensure none break that guideline.
22 Sep 11
Yes, I think the old law was better. The lawmakers who passed that juvenile justice act clearly didn't see the whole picture. They were only concerned of the welfare of the minor offenders. But what about the victims of the minor offenders? They deserve justice too.
23 Sep 11
I think so, that the government should take consideration about these since a lot of crazy incidents happen and mostly committed by teenagers ages 13-16 years old. I am really disturb about how these kids got their influence of brutality, cruelty, and not fearing God about what they do. It is the responsibility of the parents to watch over their kids. But if there is no guidance and they get influence due to social factors, peer pressure, violence due to games and media such as movies and that, it can also be a way why these kids imitate what they see.
23 Sep 11
You are right parents had the big responsibility on watching their kids. But the problem is, we parents have no 100 percent time for them to look on what they are doing. We cannot monitor everything about them, but what we can only do is bond with our kids and have a tight relation with our kids. let them feel that He or she is very important for us and how much we love them and also enhance and encourage them on doing good. thank you.
• United States
22 Sep 11
Unfortunately kids seem to be a bit more aggressive today. Look how they are being taught to play sports. We have a high school football team that did not like what the referee said on the field and about 20 of them attacked the referee. now the coaches and team cannot play in games for the rest of the year because they could not take constructive criticism. I read the other day that some boys tackled a teammate on the field and his leg got broke so badly he had to have it amputated. I also think there are a lot of teen parents having a baby and not mature enough to handle all that responsibility. And with most families with both working parents, it does not help to have children or teens come home to no discipline either. I worked but when I worked out of the home, the other parent had our children and were totally responsible for them. But I was fortunate to make a business out of my home so I did not leave til my children were in school to go out and work. Unfortunately there is always a small percentage that no matter what you do crime is there My mother in law had a 3 year old cousin that had been raped. They thanked God she did not live through that. it was horribly gruesome. My mother told me about going to school and church with a little red haired girl. Momma said she had the prettiest golden red long hair and that is how she always remembered her. Their ministers son of the church would follow her everywhere she went. he finally caught her walking through some woods going home (this is back in the 1930's) and he raped her and from what momma learned she must have froze because after that she could not move from her waist down and was in a wheel chair. They moved after that so mom did not get to keep up with her. So we really can't classify to much or not enough discipline. All through life we hear of horrible things done by children I think there are just more people now than when my parents were young and also the media is so much different giving second accounts rather than probably weekly in mom's era Unfortunately todays laws and society does not allow parents the freedom to discipline their children. I remember being whipped with a belt and I survived to tell it. But my story is completely differnt from this type of child. I have to say I was terrified of my parents and knew I would get whipped if I did something wrong. so call it fear or respect or just wanted to save my butt, I knew what NOT to do LOL
• United States
24 Sep 11
Thank you Thereza for best response. I can only use basics from me having to raise 5 children and then being an only child in my childhood. Spending quality time with your children as parents I think is the best avenue to take. We did major family outings. Nothing expensive. I remember we found a boat motor and trailer for 300.00 we fixed it up and spent many hours on the Mississippi river with hot dogs and sodas on a sand bar. Each of my children had a special interest, and regardless what it was, one was in ballet, another pursued modeling while in high school, my youngest who is now 21 still tramp in the woods together. he likes finding snakes and such. Not my specialty but I have truly learned a lot about insects, snakes and wildlife while learning the special gift he has to work with these kinds of critters. We go to the beach in the summer and will make a hole and put salt water in and get a stingray and teach people about the bar on them and that its not the whole tail as some tourists think. So our interests we use to help teach others. While I was an only child, my children helped give me a sense of childhood with the respect of being their mother. for that I am greatful to each of them for their special talents while they were growing up.
23 Sep 11
I guess in a way adults should be more responsible in handling the teens today. We should show them more love, more attention and more understanding. Try to communicate with them everyday. We should also punish minors with their mistakes so that they'll learn the consequences of their actions.
22 Sep 11
Yes, they must be punished when the right time comes. But meanwhile they must be sent first to boy's town for disciplinary action. I believe in the saying "spare the rod and spoil the child". The first establishment of morality and discipline comes form the parents. Somehow, it's the parents fault and they are the ones to be blamed if children do unmannerful acts. They'll be the first to form their child's perspective towards dealing with other people. I believe that juvenile deliquency isn't an excuse. And justice and punishment excuses no one.