Having worked with teenagers for more than 10 years, identity crisis is one issue most young boys grapple with. I mean the desire for acceptance by colleagues, by all means. If your son lives in a neighbourhood where everyone wants to be seen to be in vogue, it is important you watch out for some of these characterisitcs (no belt, no manners, o fo ti etc). If you notice any of these, don't shout your way into discussing the issues. Simply discuss the lyrics with your boys and ask them what they feel about it. Help your boys develop healthy self esteem by allowing them make informed decisions. Oh yes, we can parent from a position of knowledge.
Haven said all that, the issue of marlians is not peculiar to boys, an encounter with a woman (parent in a school) disclose another angle of Marlians menace.
The woman expressed her disappointment and shame when she was called by the principal of her daughter's school for an emergency meeting. On getting to the school, she met so many other students on their kneels waiting for their suspension letters. Upon her enquiry on why she was invited, she was sadly informed about how her daughter's pant was discovered to be in her school bag, when the girl was asked, the form master later discovered that there is a cult in school named marlians cult and they are forbidden from wearing their pants on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. After thorough investigation, it was discover that they were about 25 just in SS1 with the new culture.
This kept me wondering if this young star are the new tribe in town