Children r losing their innocence...who is to be blamed...parents or system

India
January 25, 2007 1:09pm CST
I was amazed to see few days back some 9 yr child talking abt all terrorism,riffles,machine guns....i was really amazed....more amazing was the fact that it was not just a childs game he was talking like so fruststed....who is to be blamed...is it bec parents dont give time to childrn or the tv shows or crime is to be blamed...who r the sufferers???/ think abt it
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• India
25 Jan 07
That's the consequence of living in a highly materialistic world. Man I shudder to think that these will be the future generation and when there time will arrive they would no doubt be fully stuffed with anger .Hatred ,Repulsion and what not. In some way we the present generation is to be blamed. In the rat race of today's world we somehow forgot the tenderness,the compassion,piety and righteousness . May God be with us ,and may He heal us in time.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I would blame both. the system for allowing too much freedom for children (mass media among countless culprits) and the parents for being too busy and "lazy" to educate the kids. Although there is nothing wrong to expose our kids to such horrors in society but such exposures should come with guidance. I do not say censor or sugarcoat these harse realities but find a way to explain why such things happen (but do not put personal bia and prejudice in the explanations) and what can be done about it.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
Children touch topics like these because its reality. They hear about it from the folks around, over the radio and, witness them on tv. But, children talks will always be light talks, they do not really have a full grasp of what they are talking about unless, somebody old enough, explain it to them in vivid detail. There is nothing to blame here, really. These are the occurrences of the present times and these kids belong to these times, too.
• Philippines
25 Jan 07
both are responsible
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• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
25 Jan 07
There's nobody to blame, those things are a fact of life and there's no way to keep them from being exposed.