Originally Posted by Liza24
you REALLY think that kids nowadays can TALK to someone, and see pics that are no more gory then the latest rated R movie is going to change them?
Kids now are toting GUNS and killing other classmates and whoever is in the way. Kids need a SHOCK. They need to learn.
I have talked to kids that have been though a staging like this hoax. It made them understand how it felt to have a love one taken wayyyy better then any sit down talk would have, and they THANKED the people that staged it!
It's unfair to lump all kids together. I've been teaching teens and twenty-somethings for decades, and we have six nieces and nephews, three of whom are still in their teens, and you can
reason with most of them, and the vast majority of them aren't out killing classmates or in need of a "fake" shock.
There are plenty of real
horror stories out there, and I have to admit that I related one to my classes last week to impress upon them , i.e., mainly the girls, that they should never
leave drinks unattended or accept a drink from somebody they don't know really
well when they're at a concert, disco, party, etc.. And they were horrified.
The school didn't have to lie to the kids. A visit to the morgue (my high school actually did that, way back in the 70s), a talk with paramedics and/or highway patrol officers, or an opportunity to talk with people who lost family members to drunk driving would deliver the same message.
This hoax was no different from a horror movie, with the "victims" miraculously resurrected afterwards, so definitely sent the wrong message, IMO.