[plug] What do you school-age members think of SlashDot'sHellMouth articles?

Mim M kaos at networx.net.au
Thu Apr 29 06:54:00 WST 1999

I am not either, but I do remember what it was like and know how hard it is
to fit when you are 'different'.
It seems to me that a lot of children/teenagers pick up on their parents
attitudes towards particular things. What sort of message are we giving our
kids when we give them guns for presents, without teaching them about them
Guns are not toys and should never be given as such, although the problem
lies not in the guns themselves, but rather the message behind

These children have a very good point when they say that we should look
towards society and how we (in general terms) as adults behave........
----- Original Message -----
From: Tamara Thompson <THOMPSON at gate.sunquest.com>
To: <plug at linux.org.au>
Sent: Thursday, 29 April 1999 2:22
Subject: Re: [plug] What do you school-age members think of
SlashDot'sHellMouth articles?

> I'm not school age of course...
> Wow.  Those are powerful comments from the kids.  Brings out an empathy.
It is so true that there is no venue for their voice here in the land of the
free.  hmmm.
> I remember Jr High and High School as horrible social environments, not
very academically oriented.  It was as though the school was a place to be
socialized, or ostricized, and not a place of education.
> <whew>  I had no idea so many kids still felt like that.  They are right
about the insanity of blaiming the Colorado incident on games or guns or
> It's just a symptom of a very ill society when the young begin
> Tamara
> <<< Leon Brooks <leon at brooks.smileys.net>  4/28  1:18a >>>
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=99/04/25/1438249
> http://slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=99/04/27/0310247
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