We have all read about them, muggers, bullies, animal torturers and feral kids terrorising the neighbourhood. Most of us have witnessed arrogant swaggering rude and aggressive kids of both sexes They start as young as six and progress. They just laugh and put two fingers up at the so called punishment dished out today. Given a totally free hand, what would you do to curb it? I would start by allowing teachers and parents to dish out corporal punishment, It used to work and kids had respect for adults. Even the old time copper on the beat used to dish out a clip round the ear.