Boot Camp for Youth ViloenceYouth violence is out of hand. It is out of hand in inner cities and the rural areas aren't much better. The lack of respect for adults is evident in the children our society is raising today and it is no ones fault except the parents of the children who have become a pure nuisance to the communities where they live.
So, what can be done about the violence seen in the children committing petty crimes and walking around with weapons? For starters, stiffer penalties in the juvenile courts could and would solve a lot of problems. Holding the parents accountable for their children until they reach a certain age is another way to ensure children are receiving proper parental care at home.
While many parents don't want to have their own personal reputation or freedom on the line for their children, if they are fulfilling their duties as parents, it is likely they will become more attentive as parents when their own fate depends on their parental skills. When a parent is forced to enforce curfews and to know where their children are at all hours of the day and night, then they will be more responsible as parents which will in turn, cut down on youth violence.
The message needs to be sent today. If parents do not want to parent and can not control their own children, what makes them think society wants to raise these children for them? Most adults aren't interested in taking on the responsibility of an irresponsible adult. If they are, they'll be more interested in adopting their own than raising one for someone else too lazy to do the job themselves.
It is time that the adults who refuse to raise responsible children are held in accordance to the same laws their children are held to when facing the juvenile justice system. Itís time to stop youth violence and it starts and ends only with the parents who brought these kids into the world in the first place.