"Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they never fail to imitate them". (Baldwin) This statement does have some truth behind it.
Some children who have violent tempers acquire them through their parents. Could this be a motive for these children to go out a killing sprees? But then again the question of whether or not the child is being abused is brought into prospective. Some say if a child is beat or abused in any other way, that would be a incentive for them to be violent. But is this rational? Most children who have had encounters with violence are usually white, intelligent, middle class and heterosexual. Sounds like a pretty normal child doesn't it? But what reason could be behind this for such a typical child to react in such a hurtful way? Some would say because of the parents. Put the blame on the parents.
What about the peers or friends children correlate with? Could this have anything to do with children's violence today? Some say definitely. All of the crimes being committed today have been prepared by usually junior high students. Junior high students are at an impressionable age where how they act or what they do is very important to them and how others view them. So why not have all the kids see you as a "hard ass" or "someone who isn't scared of anything"? Why not show people that you can kill, or whatever the case may be. Peers do play an important role on how children are shaped and what might cause violence in teens today.
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