Thursday, April 8, 2010

School Bullying Enticing children To Commit Suicide

Written By: Miranda Caverley

As many know The recent Suicide of Phoebe Prince From Massachusetts has been one of the main stories being covered by newspapers, and News TV all over the country. It is an on going story because of the arrest that have been made by some of the students accused of bullying Phoebe, and even raping her.

Today girls from Phoebe’s School have been  charged with civil rights violations resulting in bodily injury, criminal harassment and disturbing a school assembly. Two also are charged with stalking, and the other is charged with assault with a dangerous weapon.  They pleaded NOT Guilty.

But still there are more students who will be facing a judge and many more charges even Statutory Rape.

This young beautiful girl Phoebe Prince not too long ago had moved to the U.S from Ireland and this is the kind of welcome she received from her fellow class mates!

People in the school even some teachers knew that Phoebe was being bullied and harassed but no one helped her. And she became so desperate to escape this abuse that she took her own life by hanging herself in her parents home.

Phoebe’s story is just one of many that we have heard about through the years of children as young as 6 or 7 hanging themselves and committing suicide due to bullying.

When are parents, schools and communities going to stand up and say this has got to stop? When are we going to put discipline and morale values back in to the homes and teach children how to respect one another?  How Many more Children have to commit suicide because they can’t stand the bullying and the abuse any longer and feel this is their only way to escape it before YOU Say NO MORE?!!

When children are sent to school Monday-Friday They are not being sent always to a safe happy place where they will get an education. Most of the time children are being sent into a WAR ZONE where violence, bullying, harassment, even death threats are happening. And then we wonder why the U.S is so far behind other countries with our education. How can we expect Children who are living in a war zone when they go to school and sometimes even when they go home to get straight A’s all the time and be able to concentrate in class when they are worrying what might happen to them when that bell rings?

We have to start listening to the children and notice their behaviors. Notice the changes in them and see the warning signs that something is wrong. There are always warning signs it’s just that you have to pay attention.

Schools have got to stop looking at their students as just another number in their books and start realizing these are human beings and they have a responsibility while in their care to protect them from harm.

Please pray for the Children who are suffering from bullying and abuse and reach out to those you may see are being bullied or abused. Help Stop this Cancer of Abuse that is spreading like wild fire. With every child that is murdered or commits suicide we are losing part of a generation help Stop it NOW.

UK: Govt Tells Nurse She Can’t Wear Cross Necklace

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Shirley Chaplin (Christian Legal Centre photo)

A government tribunal in the United Kingdom has ruled that the National Health Service has a right to ban its nurse employees from wearing Christian crosses as a symbol of their faith.

The ruling was reported yesterday by the Christian Legal Centre, which announced Exeter nurse Shirley Chaplin has promised to continue the fight over her necklace.

"The decision shows a worrying lack of common sense," center director Andrea Williams said. "No evidence supported the Trust's 'health and safety' position, yet the tribunal considered removing Mrs. Chaplin's cross as a proportionate response to a 'health and safety' risk that was never established."

WND has reported on similar cases, most notably of Nadia Eweida, 58, from southwest London, who took on British Airways over its banishment of her small cross necklace.

The center's report said a government employment tribunal ruled Chaplin, who is banned from working on hospital wards with her necklace, did not suffer discrimination because all staff members were treated equally – none was allowed to wear a cross. Staffers were, however, allowed to wear the Muslim hijab, the report said.

Chaplin's conflict arose with the Royal Devon and Exeter National Health Service Trust, which said its uniform could be modified only by "mandatory" religious symbols.

The center report also said Chaplin had found a second worker concerned about wearing a Christian cross, since in the Eweida case the government said the dispute would have to involve more than one person.

But the tribunal then changed its definition and concluded that a "group" – or more than two people – must be involved in the problem.

"This appears to be another case in which the courts are reluctant to protect the rights of Christians. Instead of using common sense and proportionate measures to secure peaceful outcomes, as evidenced in their attitudes towards the hijab, there was a continual hardening of the trust and tribunal's position regarding the central importance of the symbol of the cross, recognized as the most important symbol of the Christian's faith since Christ's death on a cross 2000 years ago," the Christian Legal Centre report said.

"I am disappointed, but not at all surprised," Chaplin said. "It was obvious from the very start that the trust would use every tactic possible to get itself off the hook."

"I fight to win the right for Christians to live out their faith in Britain today – anything less would be a negation of my Christian duty," she said.

According to a recent report in the London Telegraph, Archbishop of Centerbury Rowan Williams said the case was "one more mark of the curious contemporary belief that Christians are both too unimportant for their convictions to be worth bothering with and too dangerous for them to be allowed to manifest those convictions."

"Is the God we see in the cross, the God who lives through and beyond terrible dereliction and death and still promises mercy, renewal, life – is that God too much of a menace to be mentioned or shown in the public life and the human interactions of society?" he said.

WND reported the Eweida case began in 2006 when she was sent home from work after refusing to remove the cross because airline officials claimed it violated their dress code.

British Airways, her case revealed, permitted adherents of other religious faiths to wear a Sikh bracelet, the Jewish skull cap and the Muslim hijab but not the Christian cross.

WND also reported when a similar situation arose in the United States.

A FedEx employee had been ordered onto an "administrative leave" for wearing a Christian cross to work. She later was told she would be allowed to report for work.

Lisa Graves told WND at the time her case developed in the Springfield, Mo., region where the company has several stores. She said she was approached by her supervisor and given the option of hiding the cross or being placed on leave for a dress code violation.

U.S School Wants to Put Micro Chip in Students Book bags to Track Them

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Natural News

(NaturalNews) A Rhode Island school district has announced a pilot program to monitor student movements by means of radio frequency identification (RFID) chips implanted in their schoolbags.
The Middletown School District, in partnership with MAP Information Technology Corp., has launched a pilot program to implant RFID chips into the schoolbags of 80 children at the Aquidneck School. Each chip would be programmed with a student identification number, and would be read by an external device installed in one of two school buses. The buses would also be fitted with global positioning system (GPS) devices.
Parents or school officials could log onto a school web site to see whether and when specific children had entered or exited which bus, and to look up the bus's current location as provided by the GPS device.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has criticized the plan as an invasion of children's privacy and a potential risk to their safety.
"There's absolutely no need to be tagging children," said Stephen Brown, executive director of the ACLU's Rhode Island chapter. According to Brown, the school district should already know where its students are.
"[This program is] a solution in search of a problem," Brown said.
The school district says that its current plan is no different than other programs already in place for parents to monitor their children's school experience. For example, parents can already check on their children's attendance records and what they have for lunch, said district Superintendent Rosemary Kraeger.
Brown disputed this argument. The school is perfectly entitled to track its buses, he said, but "it's a quantitative leap to monitor children themselves." He raised the question of whether unauthorized individuals could use easily available RFID readers to find out students' private information and monitor their movements.
Because the pilot program is being provided to the school district at no cost, it did not require approval from the Rhode Island ethics commission.