Seminar Social life
Thursday February 27, 2003
In the face of an increasing number of serious offences among young people, traditional solutions seem to be more and more ineffective. Jean-Marie Petitclerc, a former student at the Ecole Polytechnique, as well as a priest and youth worker, analyses the different forms of violence and their meanings, and suggests applying specific solutions. According to him, what is natural is violence, and what is unnatural and therefore the result of education, is the ability to establish a respectful relationship with someone. The adult world should relearn how to educate young people in a coherent, social way. This should be carried out in places where young people spend time or where the violence takes place, such as in the family, in schools, in the street, and now even in companies.
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