Mark Twain felt we should all travel more.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness." ~Mark Twain
This instantaneous communication is wonderful and amazing but does have some downsides. Electronic harassment can occur at a very rapid pace and can sometimes be almost continuous without being obvious to others. Bullying or harassment because a person is different is no longer just a case of verbal sticks and stones or pulling, pushing and punching.
Recently at the middle school in my hometown a young man in the seventh grade tragically took his own life because he could no longer live with the continuous bullying.
I plead for parents, law-enforcement officers, school teachers and school board members plus government officials to get involved and please stop this preventable cruelty.
This can be accomplished through public education and with punishable consequences for the evil actions by the perpetrators.
We live in an awesome digital world with fantastic technology and possibilities but please help to see that the technology is helpful and not harmful.
And to Parti and all of those kids that gave into the relentless pressure, may you finally rest in peace.