Teens Will Be Mean
Iâ€™m sick over the suicide of Phoebe Prince and the teenagers that bullied her. From what Iâ€™ve read the school ignored the bullying, the parents of these teenagers just figured â€œitâ€™s what kids doâ€ and another teenager was pushed too far. How many kids need to die before bullying is taken seriously?
Iâ€™ve said before that I was bullied on and off for years. Itâ€™s traumatizing and you never really get over it. The worst of it for me was the sexual harassment I had to endure and I considered suicide several times. Did I ever go so far to take my own life or anyone else? No, but I can empathize where they came from. I had my moments where I wished that those that continually tortured me would just die.
Nobody wants to take responsibility for this but the new way to handle things is to blame someone else. I heard that the teens that bullied and raped Phoebe are upset because they are being threatened. Iâ€™m sorry but, karma IS a BITCH and in this world you have to pay for your actions. Until you yourself have been bullied for days, weeks and months on end you can never know what it feels like. I canâ€™t imagine what kind of soul can do that to another person.
I feel very fortunate that back when I was bullied in school there was no such thing as cyber bullying because Iâ€™m pretty sure that could have pushed me over the edge. I canâ€™t imagine, not ever being to escape it, not even at home.
Iâ€™m not a parent but please talk to your kids about how to treat others and to speak up if anyone is being mean to them. I think many kids are too embarrassed or just donâ€™t think their parents would understand. Just reading this article about one of the parents who insists her daughter isnâ€™t to blame makes me want to vomit. As a country we need to start taking responsibility for our actions.
RIP Phoebe Prince.