THE EDITOR, Sir:
In April, a video of a stabbing incident between students of Penwood High School created outrage and disgust among many Jamaicans.
Shortly after the release of that video, another video of another stabbing incident between students of Anchovy High School was shared on YouTube. Even videos of students engaging in sexual activities have been shared on mobile devices. The most recent video that has come to the fore is that of the Maggotty High School students 'daggering'.
It can be concluded that some students like to experiment with multimedia. Since they enjoy the 'video light' so much, why don't they make videos of themselves making inventions or discoveries of a positive nature? How come there are no videos of students finding new ways to solve old problems?
Is it boredom that causes some students to find more 'interesting' ways to express themselves? How can we encourage these students to engage in activities that are wholesome and avoid those that are immoral?
There is no single institution that should be held accountable for the deviant behaviour of these students and the others who will follow suit. Therefore, all social institutions must be vigilant in the process of socialisation.