When my Jovial asked me if i wanted to watch "YouTube" depicting a 13 year old girl being bullied by her school mates, I declined his offer,reason being to me it was nothing new and it shall not be the last either.
You must also agree with me that time has changed with the advent of technology and our children being inundated with barrage of so called "information super highway", why are then things not turning out to be better, especially to our teens but otherwise is prevalent.?
I had talked to Jovial school headmaster and disciplinary masters, they told me there was so much they could do in so called disciplining the recalcitrant students and as they put it" anything beyond the perimeter wall of the school" is none of their concern.
If what the HM and the disciplinary expounded to me can be established as something making sense, lest their cars not being sabotaged even their safety at stake, then I guess the sole responsibility in helping these teens must be upon the parents, could it be true then?
I have a 14 year old boy and all of my friends would always cautious me that this is time representing a watershed in my boy's life, one side he can turn out to be good, the other side the otherwise and I rather do what that I can and spend the time i possibly can with prayers to take him on the good side.
I'd talked to many of the students, (13 years old or so) the so called "Kuai Lan" mischievous ones, as I wait to while away my times to pick my Jovial up, I can only make one conclusion, seriously speaking................ they are just being themselves.
Being themselves as a teen, being themselves as being a little rebellious( we were there before,weren't we?) being themselves to be heard, respected but sadly most of this time of being themselves, they are not properly guided to be good.
Parents giving themselves excuses such like," where got time, we are busy making ends meet" "There is so much we can do, to be bad or good, fate lah"
I am not the perfect parent but I do know one thing.........actually these dangerous 13 years old really need our times, attention and guidance, simply because most of the times, they are confused too......and mollycoddling them with material stuff won't help them at all.
P/S : Give me a little bit, give me a little bit of your time to me..............