Teen Violence

United States
December 28, 2006 10:19am CST
This past summer, my younger brother became a victim of teen violence. He almost lost his life by the hand of his friend; someone whom we have known for most of our lives and considered as part of the family. He attempted to kill my brother and pleaded innocent in trial. It was a very emotional time in our lives and something that we may never forget. Anyways, since the incident I started thinking about the potential causes of such behavior and whether peer pressure, lack of family love and support, or bad childhood have anything to do with such results. What are the motives; the reasons for such behavior? It took me a while to forgive the boy...but it was so hard and it still is. I just want to know why. I could have lost my brother! What do you think are the reasons and what can we continue to do to raise awareness?
1 response
@artguy (1476)
• United States
28 Dec 06
I think the main reason for teen violence is they are desensitized by things like video games and violent movies. I hate to say it, but I believe that is a part of it. Now add to the fact they don't get attention or discipline from there parents it all becomes a factor.
• United States
28 Dec 06
You are right about teens not getting the attention they need at home. Most of us grow up with a sense of belonging when we receive encouragement from our parents...without this we are lost. And yes, video games is a factor...and that's where most parents fail as parents, when they are not keeping track of what their children are involved in and what they are doing. Thanks for your response.