Rodemeyer, a 14-year-old gay male from Buffalo, made an “It Gets Better” YouTube video earlier this summer to urge outcasts and the bullied to keep going and brush off the mean kids.
“Jamey Rodemeyer, 14 yrs old, took his life because of bullying. May your soul R.I.P Rodemeyer.
* Gay at 14yrs old?
* These kids ( bullies) have no parental discipline at home. And the parents refuse to believe that their precious child would ever do anything like that until it's too late and the bullied either kill themselves or kill their tormentors.
* When are parents going to stop letting kids run the household and start taking charge?
* Jamey Rodemeyer chose a permanent solution to a short term problem, it was his choice to respond to idiots by ending his own life.
*When a bully child bullies, arrest the bully kids parents for contributing to the delinquency of a child.
* Gay or not, you should have enough confidence in who you are as a person to stand up for yourself.
* What does this country expect? If you spank your child in public someone calls the cops. Teachers can't discipline the kids because of new laws.
* We can't just blame the parents here for the way their children treat others. This is a problem of society. The victim of this suicide was a gay teenager, a popular target for bullies. Gay teens are 4 times more likely to commit suicide than other teenagers.
What you read above is just few things parents stated in a forum about the death of Rodemeyer. So do you think they are right on some of the statements mentioned above? What was your reaction when you heard the news?
Last month a friend was telling me that his son was facing same problems in his new school, bullies don't want to let him be. To the extent the boy told his mother he wants to stop going to school. The mother realized that it has gone so far, so she stepped into the case. Can you believe what they school authorities told her when she reported the case to them? They told her that her son is lying, saying "bullying don't exist and will never exist in their school. The boy (victim) came open and told the school authorities that they older boys bully him daily in school. So the mother of the head of bullies was invited to the school for a short meeting, and she was allowed to make a speech in front of everyone involved, and she said " IF MY SON BEATS YOU UP; BEAT HIM UP TOO AND STOP MAKING CASE OVER NOTHING". I was not expecting to hear anything like that when my friend was narrating the story to me. But the sad news was that, the victims mother later changed her son's school after so much stress of finding a new school. Now she got her peace of mind back. If you find yourself in same situation, would you handle it same way the victims mother did?