Friday, November 18, 2011
And You Thought It Was Just a Kid's Thing!
It's horrific enough that you have to be concerned about your son or daughter being bullied at school by their classmates. We've already seen the damage that causes, and we are very well aware that it oft times is the major contributor to teen suicides. And, we as adults have been preaching that they should report these bullying instances to their teachers and/or school administrators immediately. Well, as I'm sure many of you saw just yesterday, it isn't JUST the kids who are doing the bullying as a teacher in New Jersey was caught on video verbally abusing (bullying) a special needs student. That's unacceptable, right? Of course it is, and we should be outraged. But, if you think this is an isolated case...an anomoly, THINK AGAIN!! See, this atmosphere of intolerance isn't a kid's thing; it's handed down to them from the very people who are entrusted to mold them into upstanding citizens. It's taught in churches, in the homes and, as is evident here, in the schools. If it's true that the young minds are like sponges, and it is, then why are we so careless as to what they're "soaking up"?