I’m on YouTube a LOT…and this one was on the site when it happened…and I was completely outraged! BRACE YOURSELF…this video is UGLY…and not in a violent way, but just a horrific showing of how our kids are growing up these days to become complete monsters…
What the video is: The video is of three or four 13 year-old kids on a school bus harassing their bus monitor. Some of the language is vile and disgusting, and these kids are using the kind of language sailors and truck drivers WINCE at. They talk of defecating on her home, that her family must have committed suicide because they were so embarrassed about her…it’s shocking and horrendous. (The kids just got their punishment…1 year suspension from school and bus riding privileges, 50 hours community service with senior citizens and they have to undergo a bullying prevention program. They got off light…and are lucky the monitor didn’t want to press criminal charges as she could have.)
My reaction: Outrage. In more than one way.
What the hell is WRONG with our kids these days? I’m gonna make myself sound ancient (lol), but in my day, if I spoke back to an adult like that (or an adult authority figure, like a bus monitor), my hide would have been tanned for a week! Can’t do that now…if you do any kind of punishment against them (kids) now, one parent-bought-cell-phone call to CPS and Daddy doesn’t see the sky for months. 🙁
I’m beginning to wonder if parents have lost touch with parenting…if any of you say it’s because of violent video games or TV or movies…how are these kids GETTING THEM?! Soon as the “R” hit the movie, I didn’t get to see it until I was 18…PERIOD. “M” rated vid games and “R” rated movies are a joke in the accountability area…stores are selling them and theater owners prolly laugh at the “R” and rake in the bucks in these economy strapped times. My point is this…are the parents even watching out for their kids anymore or just letting them run rampant and do whatever they want to do?
The thing that jibes me the most is what one of the kids said about why they did it…they wanted fame. INTERNET fame. They made the video not to put on their Facebook accounts only…they wanted to submit it to Tosh 2.O! One of the boys, the one who shot the video, says this in this YT Video,
“I see people record bullying everyday on YouTube…so I’m like, why would this be a problem?”
I see from other reports, he’s recanted that…but he’s on video saying that here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7plN5jMOWk He says that about 1 minute in on the video. The parents say the boys are sorry. I say, yup they ARE sorry…sorry excuses for human beings…but are they REMORSEFUL?! If anything…they’re sorry they got CAUGHT.
Disturbing and disgusting little monsters…if anything, I hope the whole thing opens parents eyes and makes them understand that when little Johnny leaves the house and their supervision, they aren’t the kid they THINK they are. “You’ve got the wrong kid…I didn’t raise my kid like that…my kid wouldn’t act like that.” WAKE UP, PARENTS…your kids ARE acting like that! Mind you: NONE of the parents of those 4 monsters took that route and all involved (parents and kids) owned up to their miserable behavior (video helps with that, I guess…), and I’m not saying any of them have. But you see cases like this where video ISN’T shot, and the parents all say their kid isn’t like that. I’ll have to agree to DISagree with you all on that. 🙁
I saw in some later videos that one kid said they did it just to make an adult mad and catch it on tape. WONDERFUL society we live in these days, huh? 🙁