U.S. Teens Portrayed as Violent, Unet...

U.S. Teens Portrayed as Violent, Unethical

There are 15 comments on the www.livescience.com story from Dec 24, 2008, titled U.S. Teens Portrayed as Violent, Unethical. In it, www.livescience.com reports that:

More than a quarter of all U.S. teenagers think violent behavior is at least sometimes acceptable, and one in five say they behaved violently toward another person in the past year, according to a new poll.

Lastly, Miller worries not just about violence but that teens will carry their ethical relativism into adulthood. On that point he might be right: A lot of adults have lousy ethics. One need look no farther than the Wall Street Ponzi scheme of Bernard Madoff or the New England Patriots head football coach Bill Belichick's cheating last year for proof.

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#1 Dec 24, 2008
What teens do you think he researched for this information?

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#2 Dec 24, 2008
They are. I can't stand those darn teenagers. LOL!!

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#3 Dec 24, 2008
Attagirl wrote:
They are. I can't stand those darn teenagers. LOL!!
LOL. Cute.

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#4 Dec 24, 2008
More than 1/4.... 1 in 5.... Sounds like a majority must be doing okay then if these numbers are all that think violence is acceptable. Perhaps because bad news sell better than good news they put a different slant on the data. I read less than 3/4..... 4 out of 5 think violence is NOT the answer. How about y'all?

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#5 Dec 25, 2008
Have any of you seen Gossip Girl? Yeah, a very violent and unethical portrayal.

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#7 Dec 27, 2008
well i am a teen and i would like to say it has gotten way out of hand but not every teenager is like that there still are some good well behaved ones left but for those who think its funny to beat on and harass people just for the hell of it or because someone said something over myspace and all this he said she said crap has gone way to far and to think that its mostly girls doing this ignorant stuff i am ashamed to say that i am apart of this generation us teens need to step up and be someone who is about something someone who has self worth and not something that generations before us pity

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#8 Dec 27, 2008
How does the fact that 25% of teens view violence as acceptable potray EVERY teen as violent and unethical?

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#10 Dec 27, 2008
kneegers_are_violent wrote:
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Nah, just the black ones.
I'm sure your brother or father (if you know who he is) is out celebrating kwanzaa by kidnapping a white woman to bring to yo brotha' and gang-rape together.
Ahhhh...the joys of black father and son bonding.
Happy kwanzaa!!!
You're a moron. I know who my father is and he's definetly a better man than you...at least he doesn't talk shxt behind a computer. Why don't you go fxck your sister or something?

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#12 Dec 27, 2008
Mixed Chick Perspective wrote:
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You're a moron. I know who my father is and he's definetly a better man than you...at least he doesn't talk shxt behind a computer. Why don't you go fxck your sister or something?
Don't pay attention to that idiot, he's just looking to get a rise out of you.

I'm curious how old are you? Cause you said "your age" on the other thread?

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#14 Dec 28, 2008
FMF_Doc wrote:
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Don't pay attention to that idiot, he's just looking to get a rise out of you.
I'm curious how old are you? Cause you said "your age" on the other thread?
I'm 15, turning 16 in February

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#15 Dec 28, 2008
lol why is everyone so curious about my age?
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#16 Dec 28, 2008
USA mainstream culture has degenerated to the point that violence and perversion are honored in the media, and the young line up to be suckered by all of it, asking no questions, not daring to speak up.

As a result, we have an increasingly irresponsible and manipulable population. As long as the public tolerates this crap coming from corporate media, designed to screw up our families and communities, it will continue.

Quick, tune in today for Britney Spears and Snoop Doggy Dogg. They'll be teaching your kids how to act.

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#17 Dec 28, 2008
Violent behavior is acceptable in American society. If you're not violent, you won't get the women, and everyone knows how important getting women is.

If you are nice, you won’t get any women. You’ll be seen as a lame.

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#18 Dec 28, 2008
Mixed Chick Perspective wrote:
lol why is everyone so curious about my age?
Cause you said something about "kids my age" on the other thread about Greeks...

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#19 Dec 30, 2008
FMF_Doc wrote:
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Cause you said something about "kids my age" on the other thread about Greeks...
Oh lol...I was saying in general. When I start really getting into a thread, someone usually asks my age lol. It usually comes out of nowhere too.

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