By Alexander Holzer
“You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.” ~ Sri Ram
No matter where one resides in our world today, if there’s a will there is a way. This holds true for what has become a rapidly growing issue facing our youth today, bullying.
Two sisters from Northern Ireland were bullied on-line to the point where both sisters committed suicide. What could be so horrible that they’d want to take their own lives in vain of negative words? It doesn’t really matter. They’re precious souls are gone now. Some of the youth today in this generation X finds the sensational need to hurt others for the purpose of building themselves up due to the lack of their own securities and love.
Were these bullies not hugged enough as a child or simply put, not being raised properly, monitored and encouraged in a positive light versus a negative one? Today, many of our youth take to social media as another outlet and venue to either post good things or just the opposite. The streets where foul language, physical presence and swinging bats from gangs have moved off that turf and into the Internet like Tron.
Little Erin was only 13 when she took her life and only a few weeks later her sister Shannon, tragically did the same. One of SRI Record Label groups Artist, Chloe Wilders, knew of the sisters. A school friend knew them as Chloe heard about the story originally through TV and newspaper reports and was appalled by such a tragedy. Chloe herself, who suffered immensely at the hands of bullies, knows first hand how lonely and desperate sometimes things can seem.