2010: The First Week

If it’s any indication of the year ahead, the first week of the year has been quite interesting.

Last Wednesday, my son had experienced a lockdown at their school. Apparently, a junior student brought 2 guns, one was loaded and was left at the locker. An assistant principal saw the student a little bit ‘disturbed’. A canine check with a private security have confirmed an existence of gun.

I was able to check out and read some of the kid’s discussion on a web article that was posted about the incident. Of course, everyone has there say on the incident but bottom line, gun does not belong in school.

It’s now at the hand of the police but what about the kid. Obviously, with the economic situation most people are in right now, there’s a lot of quality time between families that are compromised as well.

I’ve always have this discussion with my son. There’s a lot of psychological noises going around our children’s lives nowadays that most parents are almost helpless on how to deal with it. I don’t blame it on the game consoles but if you have a chance to check on the video games, count the numbers of those that have violence as the central theme.

Reality vs. Virtual Reality.

I think the constant playing these war games trains the minds that it is almost not able to distinguish real and virtual. Computers and technology have gone a long way from their Jurassic predecessors and the rate of tech changes demanding a shift every 2 – 2.5 years.

I’m no expert and it is just my opinion. But I believe parents have a good deal of responsibility in all of these. I know it’s not easy and I know. I have a teenage son too.

The family is the core of our society and it is always under attack. Let’s put back God in the center of our family lives.