Innocence lies in childhood. Any child who does not get to be a child is being robbed of it(innocence). So, no child below the age of 16 should be allowed to participate in any kind of racial activity or acts of violence, whether in school or outside. Kids should stay kids.
But it is not so anymore. Even the kids are growing up quicker than they should. Reading in news, I came across kids acting out on each other over skin color, some over caste, even over religion. This type of behavior is learned from the surroundings and does not come up on its own. (So, you have been warned.) Create such an environment that teaches tolerance, kindness, and respect for life, no matter who it is.
When I was a child myself, the word innocence was so commonly used. Kids were free from judgments and were able to differentiate between right and wrong deeds. Kids were treated like the very embodiment of God. But in today’s world, I hardly hear it anymore(the word innocence). It is not good.
To the ladies now, I have a request for you- forget about men, especially who you can’t control, (change, whatever) concentrate on your young ones. Teach them the best you can. Make sure they study hard and actually learn important things such as friendship, kindness, and not stuff like white skin is “superior” or something alike. Teach them manners, etiquettes, what is right and wrong, good and bad, and most of all, teach them to be open minded.
Now, how to deal with underage criminals. Suggestion- anyone below 16, if, has committed any criminal act, depending on its severity they need to be sent to the correctional facilities for some years (say at the least 5 years). Everyone above 16 should be treated as adults and tried in court for their actions, and if found guilty should be punished accordingly.
Stealing, telling lies, differentiation on any basis other than hard work and/or academic performance is wrong, shouting unnecessarily, violence, bullying, calling names, using abusive language, fighting, cheating, disrespectful behavior, to bad mouth, backbiting, et cetera are the activities that fall under red, meaning not to be encouraged.