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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I can't prove it, but I think adolescent males are more prone to violence than females. Honestly, I'm not so sure that I would have said no if all my friends were doing it.

    BTW, I wasn't into shoplifting. I was afraid of my father.
    Men are more prone to commit violent crimes in general (although there are some crimes that have exceptions, where men and women are either even in how many commit them or women outnumber men). Women only commit about 14% of violent crimes, and despite beliefs to the contrary that it would change with women gaining more equality, there has been very little shift in this number since it was first tracked in the early 1900s or so. The gap is so big that even erring on the side of women possibly committing many more crimes that go unreported, it would still be easy to conclude that men do in fact commit more violent crimes than women do.
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    I'd like to think not.

    But who knows, given the right (wrong) background and situation, I might have.
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Like I said my nephew was stabbed at a club not long after he was out of high school. I don't remember one incident of that occurring at a club when I was his age.
    A buddy of mine did get stabbed in the back during his security days, and we've had a few fatal stabbings here, but it is much worse than when I was a kid.

    EDIT - Sorry, forgot. Sorry that happened to your nephew. I've been cut before but not stabbed, sucked.
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    No, because I was raised properly and, you know, I try to be a decent person.
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I look at the knockout game and think is so ridiculous and cruel. However I remember being a teenager and doing stupid things because of peer pressure. I wonder if I would have played the knockout game because of peer pressure. Would you have played the knockout game as a teenager because of peer pressure?

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    All part and parcel of it, along with lack of teaching personal responsibility.
    Would you care to elaborate more on that?

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by GottaGo View Post
    I don't think having a dad or not has a major effect. Considering the general lack of moral guidance even shows up in homes where both parents are present, I'm thinking peer pressure to " man up" along with previously noted influences are more likely.
    Having a father can have a big effect. I know there were things that some of my friends would do that I was totally terrified of doing, and did not do because of fear of my father. As I mentioned previously, shoplifting was one.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    I'm fairly young still, and it is safe to say I never had and would never have had any interest in hurting people on purpose for the "fun" of it. While other nations are racing ahead in education our youth are entertaining themselves knocking random strangers outs for the heck of it. We wonder why we fall behind....
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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    It's also because men are more susceptible to pressure. If not, the marriage rates would drop considerably.

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    Re: Would you have played knockout as a teenager because of peer pressure

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    Having a father can have a big effect. I know there were things that some of my friends would do that I was totally terrified of doing, and did not do because of fear of my father. As I mentioned previously, shoplifting was one.
    Many bullies are actually abused physically and/or mentally and/or neglected by their parents, particularly male bullies and their fathers. And there are plenty of fathers who simply are not feared by their children. There are also plenty of children who fear their mother more than their father. The key is having involved parents who take an active role in their child's life, not being abusive or neglectful themselves, and actually listening to their children and being there for them.
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