There was a song out many years ago called "Teach the Children of the World" which I loved. Some of the words were, "Teach the children of the world. Teach them now before it gets too late. Teach them how to be the parents of tomorrow or they'll become the parents of today and pass on all our hate and madness to a whole new generation..." Too bad more people didn't listen to the words to that song and take them to heart.
I have read so many stories about children acting out like the movies and TV shows currently around. One story was about a child who recruited another child to kill his mother as an initiation into the kid's Sons of Anarchy group?!?!?! First of all, what parent in their right mind would let a child watch Sons of Anarchy? Come on people, pay more attention to what your kids are watching! Sons of Anarchy is certainly NOT a show I would let a child watch — I wouldn't watch it either, but that's just my opinion.
As I watch shows on TV or movie or video game trailers, I wonder about the state of our country and especially the minds of our youth. Maybe it's just that with all the electronic gadgets we have, we get more news and much, much faster than before. Maybe this kind of violence has always been going on and we just never knew about it before. But it sure seems to me that more and more — and younger and younger — children are committing acts of violence similar to those shown on TV, in the movies, and in video games.
I think it's time for us to reflect what we are teaching our children and think about whether we really want our kids to be like the people they see on TV, in the movies, and in video games. Think about it.