Recently heard on the news that many of today's 'yoof' consider getting an ASBO 'cool', and flaunt the damn thing. Still the little fuc*ers in prison I say! If they think they are old enough to do the crime, then they can do the time. Regardless of age. I'm annoyed at some of the comments people are making regarding this. I've heard comments such as "Better off families can afford to take their children out to bowling etc.. What are the poorer people supposed to do?.. This is why they resort to crime".. What a load of shit!... I've been brought up in a fairly well off family, All the activities I did when i was younger never involved anything that cost money. I played in the garden, build go-karts, tree houses, played football in the park etc... Being bored is not an excuse for keying a car, or bricking some old woman's window. The parents should take most of the blame. But the government should also take some of the blame. They have taken authority away from teachers and police. In my ideal world..... If the kid misbehaves, why not use the cane. If that don't work, send the kid to a borstal. Some might say its harsh, but the kid knows what the repercussions would be if he/she misbehaves. It would soon stop.