|Posted on February 14, 2011 at 6:00 AM|
This month our nation set aside a day as "Anti Bullying Day." Now we all know that bullying is something that is as old as time. Kids have always taunted one another. Whether they were playing the dozens or engaged in an old fashion fist fight, someone, somewhere was being bullied.
Sadly, bullying has taken a more dangerous turn. Gone are the days of fist fights. Gone are the days where kids joke on one another and everyone walks away trying to think of the best funny insult for the next day. Fist fights have turned into gun fights and a sharp tongued joke will now get you beat down by not one, but a gang of youths.
Times have gotten so bad that all a child has to do is walk passed a bored group of teens to be attacked. Children are being beaten, humiliated and even losing their lives all for the sake of entertainment or for some misguided kid to show others just how bad they are.
So tell me my friends, what do you believe this change in child/teen behavior can be contributed to? Are children no longer being taught the value of life? Is the lack of a strong father figure in the household the blame for it all? Or has respect for one another completely become a thing of the past? More importantly, how can we get this generation to stop bullying and taunting one another to the degree that they are now?
Peace & Blessings,