An article at the BBC web site discusses a survey which reveals that “more than half the population believe UK children behave like animals”. The author of the article almost attacks English people for having this view.

About 54% of the adults questioned thought that British children were “beginning to behave like animals”. More than a third agreed that “it feels like the streets are infested” with children, while 43% said something had to be done to protect adults. Around 49% said they disagreed with the statement that children who “get into trouble” were “misunderstood” and needed professional help.