When unrighteousness prevails, even children turn to vice. However, God’s heart is for the children, and He is calling for mighty men to rise up again. They will lead their families and the nation, so that the vice of children can be removed.
In Job 19:18, young children deride Job in his affliction before God. In 2 Kings 2, young men mock Elisha, and 42 of them are killed by bears. The reason for this vice of children is in Job 30:1-14: they are the children of base men, they have been taught wickedness even at an early age.
Isaiah 3 describes the reason: the Lord is taking away from the unrighteous nation all means of life and wellbeing:
Isa 3:4-5 And I will give children to be their princes, and babes shall rule over them. (5) And the people shall be oppressed, every one by another, and every one by his neighbour: the child shall behave himself proudly against the ancient, and the base against the honourable.
In this God, God is bringing evil into the open, turning the wickedness of evildoers against them. However, it shall be well with the righteous:
Isa 3:9-11 The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not. Woe unto their soul! for they have rewarded evil unto themselves. (10) Say ye to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they shall eat the fruit of their doings. (11) Woe unto the wicked! it shall be ill with him: for the reward of his hands shall be given him.
In this time, God is calling the righteous to rise up and restore the families and the nation.