There's a theory out there that posits a giant "feedback loop" between MTV and other purveyors of youth culture and the kids who consume it. Shows like "Skins" actually do hold up a mirror to a portion of their audience.
I don't want to be a prude or come across as the predictable religious party-pooper. But I have to ask the executives of MTV and producers of Skins: Really? Even this? Is there no line you won't cross for profits?