There is an article in the April 11 issue of Maclean's entitled, "Teens: Wired To Take Risks." Among the things the article categorizes as "risky behaviour" are acts such as suicide and self-mutilation. disgusting!
An item in the April 18 issue of Maclean's talks about a central Florida community that wants to ban children from playing or laughing too loudly. Sometimes the sounds of children playing and having a good time outside my window is the only thing that keeps me from completely going over the edge.
In the same issue, there is an article about a class of Grade 5 students in a town in Germany who had to watch a man kill a rabbit with a hammer as part of a lesson about how our ancestors supposedly lived and killed their food. This reminds me of that Disney propaganda cartoon, "An Education For Death."