But kids in parts of the world where discipline is really strict are also far more likely to commit suicide. US is on a decline. The discipline of youth in upcoming Asia ain't no small feature. And it surely also doesn't help online prank. Just look at their fandoms and you'll know they're next level of crazy.Basically the level of mental health issues among today's youth, and going back some decades, seems to have grown considerably. Almost everyone has, or claims to have, some learning disability. The level of expectation and hence anxiety among today's youth has consequences from chronic depression to mass murder. It's not about those in the majority not shooting down their classmates after having been locked in their rooms on social media for months (with the parents not giving a damn), but the unsettling frequency with which such heinous crimes are committed, an unprecedented phenomenon, dispite the fact that, yes, even ancient Romans complained about the lack of discipline and virtue of the day's youth.
Neurology matters a lot; not even all brains learns from punishment. If for example you want to change how a psychopath acts you can only do it through rewards. Punishment just doesn't work on that brain. Just like a blind cannot see.
Since we are more humans more humans will also end up different than when we were fewer. So more people are getting singled out.
I am the first to see huge problems with what Internet does to the brain in terms of damaging patience, concentration etc etc but I also don't see discipline as some free for all solution. At all.