The new TV show Skins on MTV is facing a bit of resistance in the way of advertisers and family oriented groups. I can understand why. The show is removing the barrier between parents and teens as to what is really happening in the life of teens.
Now I know not all teens have a life like what is being depicted in this show, but I suspect more do than what most people want to acknowledge. I have been out of high school for many years now and we did stuff similar to this show. These actions are the result of what kids do to fill the void and there are not parents around to setup and enforce boundaries.
People should be thanking MTV for this show so now they can understand their teens better and make a change to better protect and parent their kids. Sadly though, they would rather have the show taken off the air so they can go back to their blissful ignorance. This really needs to be a wake up call to parents to remind them of their responsibility to their children. I doubt it will though. I suspect that the kids will continue along with this type of behavior and parents will blissfully live in denial until something happens and they have to deal with it. But then they will keep it quiet as to keep up appearances.
The main problem with Skins is that removes the blinders from society and it is unwilling to see what is going on.