As soon as I heard this topic I instantly thought of one song: "Young" by Hollywood Undead. While this rap-rock band usually sings about partying, drinking, doing drugs, and having sex, this song has meaning. It speaks of how the world has corrupted the youth, not that the youth has corrupted the world. It talks about how we have the heart, desire, and hope to change this world that we live in. It speaks of how we are forced to fall in line with societies desires of us despite the fact that we do not actually belong to those stereotypes. It urges the youth to feel the desire within them to break the mold with the rest of their generation.
The fact that they so willingly and openly speak of the fact that it's not the youth that has created these problems but the generation that has raised us really struck me. It shows that we are independent thinkers and the corrupt world that we live in has taken away the innocence that we were given at birth. It shows that we have the strength to fight for what we believe in despite what our culture, elders, and society tell us. This song makes me think that maybe we shouldn't be looking at this as a "what's wrong with our youth" issue but a "what's wrong with the culture our youth is born into" issue.
Ultimately, I think the shared global problem that youth is facing today is that we're blamed for the problems that culture, society, and previous generations have inevitably created for us to fix.