Statistics collected by the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), Bliary Poppins's favourite think tank, show that British teenagers are the worst behaved in Europe.
The statistics were published earlier this month, and show that 27% of British teens are regularly drunk, the highest in Europe. That compares with just 3% of French teenagers and 5% in Italy.
British teenagers are also the most aggressive, with 44% having been involved in a fight in the last year.
Britain also leads Europe with the highest teenage pregnancy rate in Europe.
Now here's the rub, which backs up what I have said before on this site.
Are British teenagers more evil than European teenagers?
Are teenagers, as a whole, simply more evil than they were decades ago?
Researchers claim teenagers in Britain are more out of control because they have less contact with adults, particularly parents, than in the rest of Europe.
You see folks, teenagers need their parents to guide them through the "dark tunnel" of teenagehood.
Letting them aimlessly wander around the streets at night, or stuffing their rooms full of gadgets so that parental interaction is kept to a minimum simply does not constitute effective parenting.
Children/teenagers, despite what Nanny's education system is trying to do to their intellectual development, are not stupid. They pick up pretty quickly that they are not wanted by their parents.
What says "I don't want you" and "I'm not interested in you" more effectively, than ignoring your child and letting him/her do whatever he/she wants?
Nick Pearce, director of the IPPR, said that British teenagers are "disconnected" from adults around them. Hence, they lack the "soft social skills" displayed by teenagers in Europe who spend more time in the company of adults.
The researchers say that children who spend less time with their parents are more likely to commit antisocial behaviour.
The report also shows that participation in structured youth activities is better for young people, than unstructured youth clubs. Have I not already said that the old style boxing gyms above pubs, were an effective means of channeling teenage aggression?
How does Nanny propose to improve this situation?
Simple, put kids into state care earlier and make both parents go out to work!