Thanks Whats App

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Sometimes we worry that the generation that is growing up is turning out to be a bit more aggressive and insensitive than previously. Partly it comes from being chained to the (3) screens. Children nowadays barely have time to talk to older people- tech dinosaurs who dont really get what an app is.

BTW aggression is good if put to good use and in today’s world displaying the right amount of aggro is crucial. If you are seen to be a softy too many (cruel, ambitious) people will run over you.

But then how about civility? Should we not worry about teaching youngsters to be civil to others?  Bullying is a serious concern, lives are scarred (sometimes permanently) because of bullying.

My fear is that we are targeting the wrong crowd. It is the grown-ups..ourselves.. who need to be cautioned about our behavior, to lead (and demonstrate) by example. 

If children are found to be behaving thuggishly, focus on the vicious parents and penalize them. Leave the kids alone, let them watch and (hopefully) learn.

Finally, banning mobiles in school will be counter-productive. It is sufficient if mobiles are seen but not heard.
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A day after a video showing two class VI students from Modern school, Vasant Vihar
(Delhi) bullying their senior had gone viral on social media,
the school
management on Thursday said that the offenders had been asked to
withdraw from the school.

“Those two students, who were the
aggressors, have now withdrawn from the school. They were asked to
leave. As we did not want to hamper the future of the children, we asked
their parents to kindly withdraw them,” said Ashok Pratap Singh,
Trustee of Modern School, Vasant Vihar.

A video showing the two
class VI students bullying and attacking one class VII student, while
two others were seen cheering them had gone viral on mobile messaging
application ‘Whats App’, leading to demands of strict action against
them by shocked parents.

Subsequently, in an open house meeting
of parents and school management today, it was announced that the two
students have been asked to withdraw from the school. Moreover, the two
other students who were seen cheering in the video have been given
strict warning.

Incidentally, students are banned from using mobile phones in the school campus.
 
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