Monday, May 18, 2009
I have been reading all these articles on the Internet about cyber harassment and tech harassment. Kids being cruel to one another by the Internet or by the cell phone. Jesus, like kids and teenagers don't have enough problems? They need someone bullying them with txt messages? It astounds me how vicious kids can be. I don't understand why they have to be so mean.
Seriously, stop it.
I'm going to tell you something, this was happening on a low degree to my daughter. Some little girl was bullying her in school and started txting her, on Friday she sent this a couple times, "just so you know, I hate you." There is nothing I would have rather done than gone all Rebecca De Mornay in The Hand That Rocks the Cradle on her. For real. I can take a lot myself, I will shut up, shut down, walk away when it's me. When it's my kids (right Jen? you still there Big Mouse?) it's a whole other ball game...
So I called the Mother of the girl. This had been going on for long enough. My daughter had asked me not to do anything. I didn't at first because she said she would be embarrassed.Then the txt messages started. Honestly, as a mother, if my child was harassing someone else I would want to know. I think we all have to stick together in this day and technological age. Kids send indecent pictures and don't get into college, they send mean txts and the recipient has committed suicide. I don't think it's being a tattletale. I think it's being responsible.
Like Marguerite says, "Each of us had more power over the world than we can imagine," use it for good.
I try to make it so clear to my children, especially my daughter, because I dvr Oprah and watch it on occasion. It's scary out there.
I have an eleven and a half year old GIRL.
Then Password is... Vigilance.
So I Said... Amy at 10:19 PM