My heart goes out to the Todds.
It is distressing to read the number of bullied teens who have committed suicide due to the inability to cope with bullying, physically or virtually. Unfortunately, social media has created a monster – virtual bullying behind computer screens. Instead of using it to reach out to connect for the better, some has used it to hurt others. How easy It is to throw judgement, insults and tear the other person into pieces out of anger, rage, bitterness and self-importance in virtual space. We are faceless hence no one can associate such acts with our physical being nor will we ever be called to account for our actions.
I am for tougher actions against virtual bullying. It is time to send the message that we have to be responsible for our actions in person and in virtual space.
(Sorry, this is out of place in this thread but I feel strongly for Amanda and the tragic kids who have suffered or committed suicide due to bullying.)
Prosperity makes friends, adversity tries them. – Publilius Syrus
One major difference is Sandusky was busted before he died.
CNN currently has the following breaking news headline:
"Former Penn State President Graham Spanier charged with perjury and other counts in the university child rape scandal."
Wow, it'll be interesting to hear what these other charges are.
http://news.yahoo.com/ex-penn-st-pre...1968--spt.htmlSpanier was charged with perjury, obstruction, endangering the welfare of children and conspiracy, according to online court records.
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Hopefully, there will also be two more other people, one was something like VP of Athletics, I need to go back in thread to look up. The president of PS and perhaps others will get due process, but sounds like a very intricately detailed charge and they will hopefully be held accountable. The coach with red hair was right, they all seem to have known and covered up.
Quoting myself from 7/12/12:
I was wrong, charges have already been filed against Schultz and Curley, more were filed yesterday. And the woman running the press conference about former PS president Spanier was the Attorney General of Pennsylvania, so I guess these are state charges. I think this scandal might have lost its national news importance, but we still get headlines about it here in Philly. This latter stuff is important for all ethics classes, what would you have done, since it seems their errors are in the coverup and as well in the omission of not pursuing this when the first incidence of victim #1 was revealed because there wouldn't have been more victims if they had followed up on instead of covering up the first. Oh, and as a PS, no one knows if Joe Paterno would have been charged had he not died, I imagine his estate is still filing against the university for firing him, but the State couldn't go further because he passed.