Friday, October 12, 2012

Bullying. Online vigilance.

As a parent of teenage girls, this news about Amanda Todd caught my eye.

No doubt this young girl, in her immaturity, made personal decisions that shaped her own future consequences.

Her naivete & immaturity did not need to lead to bullying, hatred, manipulation, coercion and violence from others - and then violence to herself!

Parents, teachers and mentors to young people can do more to help (and monitor) their children's activities at school, in public places, online - and in so-called "private." 

As CNN reports:
"No one deserves to be bullied. No one earns it. No one asks for it. It is not a rite of passage. Bullying has to stop. Every child has to feel safe at school,"
On Wednesday, Amanda Todd's body was found in her home, police in the Vancouver-area city of Coquitlam said. She took her own life.

She was 15.

Other links to online bullying - also from the CNN page.

Toward eupan ~

~ marty alan michelson, ph.d.

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