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Lack of discipline on the rise amongst Icelandic teens

A new Icelandic study shows that alcohol consumption and smoking has gone up amongst Icelandic teenagers in the past few years. The study also shows that the national curfew guideline for adolescents is not followed and parents in general exercise less control over their teenagers than they used to. A social worker who works with teens says that the situation has been especially bad over the last few months. RÚV reports.

The outcome of the study comes in the wake of a video distributed on the Internet last week, which shows up to 50 adolescents gathered together to observe a violent fight between two teenage boys in the west end of Reykjavík. The fight was planned and advertised online and through SMS messages. Most of those gathered together were 15-16 years old and were out past the curfew, which for that age group is 10 pm in winter.

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