But Littleton had cameras, and armed police - neither detected the upcoming violence or prevented the tragedy. Indeed, you are right that many kids have a fascination with death, and that's always been true. What's different, however, is that those kids are now encouraged by local TV news that also has a fascination with death. Hours every day are dedicated to showing viewers how they might die. Then, other media glorify revenge and violence, and yet some people are surprised when a kid chooses the violent option that's been paraded in front of him. We spend more time and money learning about why a kid wants a particular brand of jeans than about why he wants a gun. Society will benefit when we listen to children and teens, and YOU help us do that. I can tell you'll be helping in other ways as well. Stay in touch.
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