+30% of the teenagers admitted stealing from a store within the past year
+50% have cheated on a test during the past year
+50% say they bullied another young person during the past year.
A recent Dr. Phil show dealt with the topic of cyberbullying, which he says has become an epidemic.
In December 2008, Junior Achievement Worldwide polled
+34% said violence was ok to settle arguments
Folks, these are our future business leaders. Are you worried about the marketplace of tomorrow? Do you think kids today are worse, better, or the same than when you were in school? Weigh in with your opinion!
Did You Know?
Many Better Business Bureaus have an Education Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization that serves the community as a resource. Contact the BBB nearest you to find out if they present ethics workshops in your community.
Examples of BBB Education Foundation programs include In Pursuit of Ethics, an interactive DVD workshop developed by the Toledo BBB, and the C.O.R.E. Values Program, which stands for Character, Optimism, Respect, and Ethics!
Schools are very concerned with ethics, as evidenced in Washington State by the PACE program, which stands for Partners Advancing Character Ethics, and which involves businesses, schools, kids, parents, an arena football league, and the faith-based community.