I have just been reading about those 2 boys who beat up stabbed two other young boys.
I keep thinking did the 2 boys know right from wrong? What made them go out and attack those 2 boys so horrifically?
Have we lost a generation of children, or a minority of children, who don't know right from wrong, who have no respect for other people, their property, or their community in general.
When i was a youngster we played about and yes we sometimes were a bit loud, but if someone complained or asked us to be quiet we did as we were asked because we had respect for others.
Now if you asked some kids / youths to be quiet or move away from your house, or a certain area, you're lucky to just get a foul mouthed reply. There has been instances where the kids / youths, attacked the person and put them in hospital or killed them.
Some kids / youths are out of control, they have no respect for anyone. When the police try to move them along the police just get a mouthful of abuse, and even attack the police if they try to arrest them.
Who is to blame?
What can be done?
They need a strong guiding hand to get them back on the straight and narrow. If they break the law then a strong punishment should be dealt out to them.
I believe a young offenders institute based on the military prison system like Colchester where they don't have a minute to yourself, apart from when you are asleep. It should scare them enough that they wouldn't want to go back.
In the prison they could be taught a trade and maybe they could end up joining the military. They need something to keep them on the straight and narrow.
Something has to be done because i am worried about the future. What will it be like in 10 to 20 years time when those kids grow up and have kids of their own. If the parents didn't know right from wrong, who will teach those kids?
Something has to be done. My idea might work who knows, but something has to be done.