Violence Among Youth

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Indians aspire for their country to be a large, rapidly growing economy, and also to be respected as a great nation. In India, 480 million are less than 19 years old. India has 20% of the world’s children. [1]

The recent years have seen an unprecedented increase in youth violence, often lethal violence, all around the nation. Anecdotal evidence of increase in violence by young people against women and old people, of road rage, of violence in schools, and other violent actions to get whatever they want is alarming. This "epidemic," as many social analysts called it, caused serious concern to both parents and experts who believed their communities were no longer safe and that there was little or nothing they could do to change …show more content…

Gabardine reached the following four conclusions:-

1. Children need to believe that adults are in charge and are able and willing to protect them. Violent boys often have lost confidence in adults and concluded that they must take their safety into their own hands.
2. Children need to believe that somebody in the world is crazy about them. Boys are drawn into world that values accomplishments, but they need to have someone who cares about them, no matte what. Resiliency may be undermined if caring is lacking. A lack of caring also contributes to spiritual emptiness that is typical in violent boys. Without a connection to a loving presence in the world, these boys may lack the sense that life is worthwhile and has meaning.
• The dark side of our culture may rush in to fill la spiritual void.
• A boy who lacks positive meaning in his life has nothing to fall back on in times of trouble.
• A spiritual foundation creates limits. A spiritually empty boy doesn’t grasp the
Unacceptability of an unlimited response.

3. While we can agree that all children need healthy environments for optimal growth, psychologically vulnerable children particularly need a less socially toxic place to grow. Research indicates that the following social toxins affect aggressive boys more than other children:
• violence in the movies, television, and video games;
• large high schools have negative effects especially on students whose grades are below
• drugs and guns.

4. Children need

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