Jeanne, we were fortunate to grow up in civilized States . The children of the VI are not . Animals and prisoners have more rights than children do here. That is why there is so much violence. Children learn early on that violence is a means to resolve conflict. You would think in 2010 there would be some “enlightened” powers that be that could see the damage being done to the youth and change the legislature and abolish the LAW that allows children to be beaten. You would think!