I read a post on Quora.crom: Can children be evil? - you should check it out, it raises a good question about a 12-year old boy who came across some animal cruelty videos online that sickened him and to add insult to injury the video's comments proved that there were others in the world who agreed with killing animals. To make a long story short the kid decided upon vengeance then secretly and single handedly stalked the video publisher an his supporters as well as their family members until they begged him to stop - because they had no clue WHERE the threats of violence were coming from WHO was sending them or WHY. Somehow a teacher found out about his deeds and notified the police and his parents.
After a trip downtown and many court dates and therapy appointments the child shows signs of understanding what had happened to him in this situation. He was provoked by adult ire not intended for him to consume and it sent him on a really dark spiral. Imagine the teacher that learned that he was stalking and terrorizing adults must have thought? I hope she didn't think the child was evil, but she probably did, since the Quora piece was written by the 12-year old kid who is now several years older. Awesome read.
Evil does exist but children are not evil, at least that's my take on the matter. What's yours? Keep in mind that you were once an influential child, too. What on earth did you do?