They have been talking about that 13-year-old girl who killed herself after she received bad words from her imaginary boyfriend on the net.
Parents want to blame the neighborhood mother who pretended to be a teenage boy. I can fully understand that. However, it must be difficult to sue a person just because she said nasty things to a girl.
In my opinion, children are getting more and more spoiled these days. I'll tell you about one of my students. He belongs to a baseball team and one day, his mother was watching his son practice it. His coach yelled at him, which made her really upset. She was really worried because her son has never even been scolded. He may be a smart boy and he may get good grades at school, but what he needs is mental strength.
Another example is an increasing number of truancy. I used to think it's their parents' fault to let their children stay home as long as they want. But things seem to be more complicated. Actually my cousin is in such a state. He is afraid of seeing people, even his father and the son and the mother are currently living without the father. He is also afraid of daylight. He is sleeping during the daytime and awake at night. He spent most of the time surfing the net. He might have some friends on the net but it could make the situation worse. He wouldn't learn to talk to people directly. (I must add that I am leading a "normal" life and I really like making friends with people here!!)
I don't know if I can raise my kids properly when I have ones in the future. But parents should make kids mentally strong. The richer kids become, the poorer their hearts become. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate Wangari Maathai said something like that, didn't she?
I wrote too much about troubled kids. Now it's time to enjoy yummy Anderphotos!