Now kids don’t have the privilege to go outside and play. Instead they compete in their homes with people around the world playing violent video games and on instant chat. Competition is about slaying the opponent and they carry this over into reality. The fiction they see on Television or in video games merges with their reality. When they see someone that is different from them they feel threatened. They have to be competitive so they slay that person with their words and actions. They become that fictional character. They are in attack mode.
Kids don’t know their neighbors or fellow classmates. They don’t know how to interact with their peers because true socialization is a thing of the past. The only socialization they do is online so they never learn how to deal with opposition or embrace their differences. As a result they display extreme aggression and become bullies. If we continue to support incorrect behavior we are going to continue to produce bullies and the more we produce the more dangerous our world becomes. It starts with us and in our homes. It takes all of us as adults and strong kids like LaNiyah to do something about it.