So, what is the problem here? Are young people becoming desensitized to the value of life after watching gory movies, playing video games, or just not being taught that life is all about rules? Somehow, that all sounds so trite and simple. When I was a teen and didn't get what I wanted, pouting was big on my list of responses. These days, conflict or arguments can end in murder. Are our young children not being taught how to deal with situations that simply don't go their way? Admittedly, teenagers deal with the normal turbulence of adolescence. Situations adults don't see as serious feel “life changing” to teenagers. Kids cannot run away from home; they have nowhere to go.
I've always been concerned about children becoming desensitized to morality, ethics, and just the basic “thou shall not kill” rule when they sit in front of the television or play video games all day. I managed to keep my children on a schedule, but today, many parents aren't around. Even if they are around to supervise, they're too busy to pay attention.