Crime among children can be attributed to television
and cinema.In fact today, films have emerged as the
single most, powerful medium, capable of affecting
the mind of the viewers, either adversely or otherwise.
The mind of a child being flexible and open to fresh
ideas, readily absorbs the contents of the silver screen.
It goes without saying that children deprived of attention
and care are mostly the ones who resort to crimes.
Or it may be that in its pursuit of ever-new things
and unable to find the right way, the child’s mind
takes devilish shapes.
But the adults and the society that patronises
violent films, are as much to be blamed as the
producers, directors and actors. The parents should
spend more time with their children and give them
care and attention.Children must be exposed to
religious teachings and scriptures. Practices such
as yoga and meditation should be encouraged.
Restrained TV viewing should be brought into effect.
These can certainly reduce crime among children to
a large extent.
Source:E. Subhashini Madras.