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Parents are responsible for what happens to their children at home so it is about time that educators take on the responsibility of protecting kids at school. Hit school boards in the wallet and they will have to pay attention. Otherwise, these are all such sad stories. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/bullying-leads-suicide-schools-responsible-170011810.html
I think we would all agree that computers have changed the world and our perception of it, too. I'm fascinated by computers and the changes they bring. However, cyber self-harm is a new one on me. It fringes on the 'almost too weird to be true.' Read the article
Bridge by Bruin Fisher is one of November's Dude's Picks, and a great choice - Go Dude! I read this when Bruin first wrote it, back in 2009, but luckily I had almost forgotten the plot. The story starts off bleakly (I won't say why) and ended up with this reader grinning and clapping and cheering! Bridge is a wonderfully uplifting tale that will make you want to read lots more of Bruin's fiction.
http://www.thestar.c...article/1072227 So very, very sad. Looking back on my adolescence I find it hard to believe that every little thing was so important and so vital to my happiness. Whether it was waiting for a parcel that arrived a few days late, or a look from a friend that I misinterpreted. From walking into a room and thinking the reason they all stopped talking was because they were talking about me, to reading the cricket scorer's book and seeing that a really hard catch I made had been put down as a 'duck'. Life back then was lived superfast, and yet time also crawled by. And emotions! Emotions were off any kind of rational scale. Yet, luckily, I'm still here. I think that the proliferation of the internet, mobile phones and social media has a lot to answer for. Now you can 'out' someone without having time to think it might be the wrong thing to do. If you're an angry adolescent with a mobile - and adolescents are angry a lot - you can fuck someone's life up forever in under 30 seconds - and with a picture, too. We are who we are. I'm out if anyone asks, but I don't flaunt it. After all, it's nobodies business but my own. If I was an adolescent now, in 2011, would I be different? I honestly don't know. I think I might be. I might be in the gay soc at school - if my school now has a gay soc. Jamie was apparently open about his sexuality and the fact that that's even possible has to be a step forward in the right direction. That he was bullied is awful, but, sadly, pack mentality and bullying is inherent human nature. I don't have any answers and I really wish I did. RIP Jamie.