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"You're not a person, you don't have a place in society unless you have goods or money to spend."

Professor David Smith, who is charting the rise in pyschological problems among young people.

"These children cannot play or co-operate. They swear at each other and kick each other. The only thing they know is violent action."

Liz Paver, council member for the National Association of Head Teachers, on disrespectful primary pupils.

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