Dear Tom, I have worked for many years in a leafy green, predominantly white primary school. In recent years the behaviour has deteriorated, particularly in Y6. In an informal discussion about this with SLT, I said how difficult it is becoming to teach the class (I am the music specialist, so one hour a week), and suggested that we need to try and be proactive in changing the culture of poor behaviour in Year 6 as it is (to my mind) becoming an expectation amongst the children that Y6 is the time to start disrespectful behaviour. (Lunchtime supervisors, TAs, and another part-time teacher are also finding this age-group difficult.) The SLT response was that it was a sign of the times: social media and poor parenting are behind the problem. Are other schools experiencing this new wave of behaviour or is it an in-house issue?