Friday, September 15, 2006

Why so Cruel?

ABC News Primetime ran a story on mean teens last night. I wasn't paying complete attention, though I probably should have - since I have two teenagers in high school. So I did go read the story on their web page today. Using the Internet, teens seem to be meaner than ever before. Maybe it's because they aren't actually talking to people face to face so it doesn't seem real - kind of like a computer game. Or maybe that's just me trying to figure out why. Why would anyone be so cruel to someone else? Why do perfectly nice kids suddenly turn mean and cruel? Have kids always been so mean? I honestly don't remember how it was when I was in school. Either that means things have gotten a whole lot worse - or once kids get past high school, it's not going to seem all that important. Probably some of both.