When my daughter was nine, she would play on a game called Fantage. It was a cute cartoon game that encouraged fun, imagination, and pretend. They of course had parental controls in which you could oversee your child’s time on the game as well as how much contact they could have with others.
They were good at making sure curse words or any sexual innuendo did not take place. But kids as they are today, find ways to get around that despite how child-like this game is. With little chat bubbles, friends would follow each other around Fantage, playing games, meeting up with new pals, and buying the latest craze at the store with their ecoins.
One day however, a so-called new friend started to meet my daughter in the Fantage cartoon world and requested she go on another chat game without my knowledge. This new chat place had a video chat in which you could see a live person. That day changed my daughter’s life forever. Continue reading
Warning signs! Why do we miss them? Are we in denial or give excuse to being another issue? Were there things taken too lightly when it was something very serious? There were many signs in Dylan’s life.
For Sue, the mother of Dylan Klebold -one of the mass murderers at the Columbine High School, it is questions like these that she ponders over and over in her head. Yes, she missed many of them, but hold on. There were others too that missed the signs. Doctors, authorities, teachers, etc… that did not connect the pieces that were so important and could have altered the outcome of the Columbine shooting.
This 20/20 video interview of Sue Klebold is eye-opening. These questions are addressed as well as what authorities missed and how this event is leading the way to bringing about awareness to mental illness, depression, suicidal tendencies and violence.
At the conclusion of this video, you as a parent will be well informed and prepared on what help your teen needs. God will surely provide the strength and knowledge to do what is necessary to bring healing to your child.