I've been following all the recent news stories about the sickening violence that people have to endure on a night out. That story about the young guy who was killed in Kings Cross was just awful. A report on the ABC featured the head doctor in the emergency department of a Sydney hospital and his view was that young people think being drunk, taking drugs, all of this is cool and acceptable because they see their favourite celebrities and sports people being celebrated because of it. He also said that there has been a dramatic change in the last 10years of the type of injuries he sees at 3am in the morning. 10 years ago if a person was beaten to the ground, they would not be kicked or punched repeatedly by several people, which is what they are now seeing. Gangs attacking 1 or 2 people. It makes me so worried for the future - what my children will be facing when they are old enough to go out.
I've been totally out of this kind of scene for years - do you think it is getting worse...if so, why? Is it simply too much booze and drugs or is it a social change, people really thinking it is acceptable?