Sociological Images published a study which shows that laws against teenagers are growing exponentially, and discusses the fact that there is zero scientific basis to believe that adolescence actually exists.
Today, with teens trapped in the frivolous world of peer culture, they learn virtually everything they know from one another rather than from the people they are about to become. Isolated from adults and wrongly treated like children, it is no wonder that some teens behave, by adult standards, recklessly or irresponsibly.
Kinda reminds you of Rumspringa, doesn’t it? When teenagers have nothing to emulate as teenagers but popular culture, they will turn berserk. So why are we surprised that our popular culture has created monsters?