A couple months back, we witnessed the story of little Amanda Todd and all over our country we gave our heart to this little girl. If your don't know Amanda Todd is a little teenage girl who liked to show off her goodies online. When shit got real, she couldn't stand the pressure and moved schools yet still posting shit online. Once the problem followed her to different schools and through online bullying she felt she had no other choice but to kill herself.
Now the US is going into hysteria about this little underage model but don't you guys think, at least fora second, that maybe she brought this upon herself? I know I'll be stepping on toes about this, but it has to be said. Maybe as a society we focus on things that we tell our kids not to do yet we do them. For example, if you have a little baby girl and you tell her not to show her body and cross her legs when sitting and all that, then you go out showing your body every chance you get, what do you think she will do? Don't be mad at the little girl be mad at yourself for setting that example.
Back to bullying. This girl felt as if the bullys were around and the only escape was death. Those people who bullied her were relentless and did need to stop what they were doing. But isn't that a sad reality that we face? Growing up we see little kids speaking their mind, we usually don't likk to hear it ckuz its true so we tell them to "be nice". As they get older and into school they become more open about their opinions and will start letting people know. Again this is still not bullying. Then they get into middle and high school and suddenly that honesty turns into bullying. Maybe that's an issue you want to address to the adults rather then the children.
The kids model after what we do. If we say "don't say anything unless its something nice" then turn around and cuss someone out they will do the same. If they see you being honest and follow after your steps maybe you should teach "time and place" conversations now.
To me bullying is a load of crap. I understand I'm more comfortable with myself then others may be but to take your own life for the satisfaction of others is besides me. That story really made me feel more anger at society then the bullys themselves. They simply modeled of what their elders are teaching them.
To me those kids do deserve to be punished, ONLY BECAUSE THEIR OWN PARENTS ENCOURAGED THE BEHAVIOR. there are many instances of bullying that occurs everyday and i think we need to address the parents and not the children. the children behavior can be fixed if we learn how to stop the lying.
RIP Amanda Todd