Parental Oversight Worse Today Than Years Ago? In a thread about a 17 year old dying Pastor Gary says: Parental Oversite is a joke. If parents don't have time to raise their young properly, they certainly won't take the time to be involved and find out about what the kids are doing on their own - until it is too late. I wonder if this is worse today than years ago. I think back to the crazy 1920's generation and the extreme problems with youth. Then in the 40's and 50's gangs began to flood the streets and chicken fights with automobiles were the rage. Many children died. Hey, Jesus was missing for days before his parents discovered he was missing! In parts of Africa, children are a group responsibility and often parents don't know where their children are until bed time. So, is this problem worse today than it was years ago? What do you think?