Bryony Gordon addressed the fact that it is very difficult being young in today's modern society because adults assume the worst and are less willing to forgive youthful mistakes because they have forgotten that a child isn't an adult. Money Quote:
If youths are behaving any worse than before — and, according to the penal reform charity Nacro, Britain's youth crime rates have dropped 27 per cent in the past 10 years — then it is grown-ups who are to blame for having the audacity to demand respect from teens while at the same time disrespecting them. That might make me want to commit an act of violence on the nearest person in authority, too. And has anybody ever questioned that kids might be carrying knives because they are scared of each other, thanks namely to the preposterous way in which they are presented in the media?