Hi, I am writing this as I am aware of the school shooting that occurred at Success Tech Academy in Cleveland, Ohio yesterday. The shooters name was Asa Coon and he murdered four students and then turned the gun on himself.
Now, I must ask…..WHY do people continue to turn a blind eye to the fact that this child was bullied? No, not bullied but Peer Abused? Bullying IS abuse; its Peer Abuse and is Americas dirtiest little secret as far as I am concerned. From what I understand, this boy was teased and abused by his peers in school. I also heard he had a rough home life. What bothers me is this child repeatedly asked for help but everyone turned a blind eye. Yeah, “ignored him and hoped it would all go away”. Boy, isn’t that standard excuse getting stale?
Folks, its time to get real. I do not mean “put a pretty pink bow on top of a beautifully wrapped gift” here. This whole “Breakfast At Tiffany’s” attitude makes me want to puke. We have a serious problem on our hands. Kids are killing each other every day yet we turn a blind eye. After all, why report on these harsh realities when we can waste our time reporting on Britney Spears and every move she makes! What does this say about us? Our society? Well, while society remains in denial and continues to support Britney Spears and her problems, I am here daily working to try and raise the awareness of the fact that Peer Abuse is a serious problem in our society. I was bullied for 27 years and I know exactly what this does to a person. I am clinically depressed, socially anxious and still have post traumatic stress from this. But you know what? At least I am doing something about it. And its time for the rest of society to do the same. We take child, sexual, domestic and elder abuse seriously, why are we not talking Peer Abuse seriously? Its not just “stealing milk money” any longer but a serious problem. As adults, we should be protecting children, not enabling them to kill one another. By turning a blind eye, that is exactly what we do!
For the love of GOD, please check out my book entitled “Peer Abuse Know More! Bullying From A Psychological Perspective” and another good one entitled “Bullycide In America: Moms Speak Out” and learn some harsh realities of what this problem is doing to our children and to our society as a whole. Please visit http://www.peerabuse.info to learn more about both of these books. You WILL get a good, honest education from both. These children are our future and as long as we ignore this and excuse it, we are only making things worse.
Let me leave you with this thought: Peer Abuse is an ADULT problem because as adults, we allow it to continue”. Just chew on that for a spell….
My sincere condolences to all family, friends and loved ones who were directly affected by this recent tragedy. You all remain in my prayers. None of you deserved this, none of you!
Have a good evening,
“Peer Abuse Know More! Bullying From A Psychological Perspective”