The events that are occurring in our schools today are frightening for everyone. School administrators and staff are at a loss. Parents are at a loss. Law enforcement is at a loss. Children are at a loss and children are being lost!
The worst part about the whole situation is the fact that nothing has been successful when it comes to maintaining the safety and well being of our children.
Our children are depressed. They are bullying or they are being bullied. They are killing or they are committing suicide. Because of modern technology, they are texting, sexting and spending an outrageous amount of time on social media. All of these things are to their detriment and not their benefit.
So what is the answer? The answer is so simple that it has been overlooked! Parents must partner with other parents to protect their children.
In the days before modern technology, there were call chains. One parent had a list of people to call so as to alert them about a certain event. Think about it in the context of Paul Revere and his message, “The Redcoats Are Coming!”
Paul Revere wanted to save the colonists from harm. Parents want to save their children from harm. It worked then and it can work now.
It just takes communication that is not via the internet. There is power in the spoken word! The power is in understanding that things are not always what they seem.
Parents who care will dare to communicate and create coalitions with other parents to save their children.