Monday, January 24, 2011

Youth Culture Update: Push To Put Driving Camera in Teens Cars

So here is an interesting tidbit of youth culture news.  There is a push to have cameras installed in cars where teens are drivers.  While it is all over the news I happened to read this piece in the Kansas City Star and the headline is accompanied with a picture of a young lady who was shown to be on her cell phone moments before a crash.  While it is a well known fact that accidents are a leading cause of death for young people I am not sure that this is the right move.  I can’t help but think of all the great things that young people are capable of in their passion and reckless ways that we as a society often forget when we are sitting in on the couch watching the evening news hearing about another loss of life.  I honestly think that young people get in trouble so much because we fail to give them real challenges – things that could really change the world.  Instead – we think that spying on them will help change the trends.  Somehow I doubt it.  What is your opinion?
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