I wanted to blog about this story. It has been bothering me since Friday.
The other day on the Today Show I was sickened by the story of the 18 year old girl who sent a nude photo to her boyfriend who turned around and forwarded it to everyone and anyone. Her name was Jesse Logan. A beautiful 18 year old girl who ended her life in July 2008 because of all the pain and ridicule that came along with making a really big mistake.
Kids today just do not understand the consequences of their actions..Even more sad is 39 percent of these teens are sending or posting sexually suggestive messages, and 48 percent reported receiving such messages. Something is terribly wrong here..
Jesse Logan was described as a vivacious, fun and very compassionate young woman. She was a "good" kid who made a terrible mistake. A young girl with her whole life ahead of her. There were solutions but no one realized how deeply burdened and embarrassed she felt although there were so many signs there and what about the boy who decided to forward that picture? How does he feel now? There was no mention of him or his parents. I can't imagine how his parents feel.
I have a young daughter and can't imagine dealing with something like this but what it comes down to is you really have to pay attention to your kids..talk to them, find out how they feel and work out solutions to problems..They've got to know you're there for them...
If morals and values are instilled in them to begin with, something like this wouldn't have happened in the first place. I don't know..what do you guys think?
Maybe I'm still in the "old school" way of thinking...
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