A young girl, live streams her suicide on the WWW. This tragic horrific event had a double edge: The focus of the news reporting her death, and then reporting that the live stream was available on the web and the authorities were powerless to have her suicide footage removed.
The problem we now face is that young minds may search out, share or stumble upon the tragic footage or similar, with their parents unaware of them viewing such distressing content. So the only thing you can do is educate and talk to your teenagers when such events are reported in the main stream news. Education and counseling is essential especially when such news events are widely available on all aspects of media. Your children may have more awareness of these events that you realize.
Our young see the WWW as their personal space, use it as their personal diaries, even though they are on-line to the world, and especially at times, when they are rebelling, or have huge angst against the world, a person, or events, or simply no one to talk to. The world is always expressed at its worse by the news.
A possible solution:
Teaching our young to develop skills such as:
- Meditation and ego strengthening,
- Positive focus
- Compassion for others and understanding
- Ethics and mindfulness
All essential to building a healthy mind. But more importantly, to build resilience to the onslaught of such a negative world expressed in the Media. Meditation and counseling should be implemented as a strengthening tool rather than some afterthought once the damage is done.
The teaching of: Mediation and compassion for others, builds inner strength and confidence. Meditation and counseling should be taught in schools. Should be practiced in the home, should be available to all.
My Hypnotherapy (family – group or individual) can fast track the foundation for healthy minds to develop, so they do not fall prey to alcohol, drugs, bullies, social media or negative events. So they have a safe place to talk – express and allow their true potential to develop, rather than “others” encouraging them in Mal-adaptive negative behaviors that are all too apparent in our global society.
I believe we owe it to our youth, to get it “right” and implement positive change in a caring balanced way. Builds strength and fortitude, but more importantly, builds a better society for all.
Consider Hypnotherapy as a way to help you, your friends and or family members build a better safer and more productive life