Another Story

May 9, 2010 at 2:28 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Every school in the Country needs to bring me in to speak to the students if I am getting feedback like this:

Thank you for coming to speak at my school yesterday. I honestly initially had thoughts of skipping the assembly, but I’m glad I went. You truly held my interest and were informative in a pleasant way. You had told us that if anyone had a story pertaining to cyberbullying and whatnot to email you. Well, I do. Two close friends of mine began dating last year. Everything seemed fine at first, untill he managed to convince her to send him pictures of herself, naked, in the shower, getting dressed, etc. She would tell me about it as if it was something to be proud of. And then, once they began having sex, he convinced her to let him make a tape of that too. To my knowledge, he never showed any of the above to anyone while they were dating, but then things turned sour. Eight months into the relationship, she wanted to break up with him, and he decided to blackmail her with the videos and photographs, saying he would post them all over school and the internet to show everyone how much of a slut she was. She ended up staying in the relationship for anothing three and a half months out of fear untill, by some act of God, his laptop crashed and everything was lost. I felt so terribly for her being in that situation, and would never have imagined things would have gone that far. Your message to students is one of priceless value and I hope everyone you talk to takes it to heart. When you allow yourself to be put in that situation, you allow someone else to take control over you and what others think of you, and everyone needs to learn that. Please keep doing what you’re doing and continue to prevent this unfortunate reality. Once again, thank you.

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