Show some common sense, for god's sake. Hold back on the tiresome "local angle" and try to be a bit more creative. Talk to the teachers, talk to principals, and get your sound bite, but stay away from the young kids. Or have the decency to at least talk to the kid's parent before sticking a mic into someone's face.
No, this isn't a morality play. You're well-intentioned. You have no malice intended, most of you. And the reporters--most of them at least, show proper judgement. Most, not all.
This is not a Bay Area phenomenon--it's pretty much universal. That doesn't make it right. And it's happening on cable too, but by and large it's a local TV news habit and it, quite frankly, needs to be cleaned up.
Common Sense. Show some.