My great grand dad and uncle lived under that bridge. They had one of the houses down on the left where the toll gates used to be. The bridge was the carport.
The President of the Secondary Principals’ Association Sandy Pasley said on public media:
“I think it’s very sad… Because schools are in partnership with parents, and we really look to parents to work with the school, support the school and together to work to make sure their sons or daughters realise what it is to take responsibility.”
And me thinks thats one way of looking at it.
It’s not a bad thing if the Herald has suddenly decided that “somebody is obnoxious on social media” is no longer automatic front page news.
I see what you mean. It’d also be good if they don’t deside to start presenting these sorts of things as entertainment ether.
Alfie linked to a Stuff article because the Herald has ignored it.
Its not a bad thing that the Herald ignored it, is it?
Thats a Stuff artical about her behavior there. And they put it in the entertainment section. It’s a race to the bottom alright.
Young person wrote on facebook: "we're trying to evolve over here". That I thought, is a damned good point.
Some drinking jokes from the Bay of plenty Becouse it’s dry July.
Thanks for doing that Sofie.
And also, I have had my own in-house moderator go over this thread. She pointed out that the people who love and care about me, which includes Russell are saying that my behavior towards Sacha is uncool. Now that I’ve cooled down a bit, I can see the problem.
Sacha, I got things a bit messed up. I apologise, you didn’t deserve that sort of criticism. I need to soften up.
Don’t we agree that follow-up is important?
I’d like to put that in context.
I don’t agree that Mike King needs to have a well-resourced organisation to provide the follow-up care thats needed. All he is doing is talking about suicide in a school. And thats not becouse I am an idiot.
Like I said, the schools have a respectability of care for the children/young adults they educate. They need to be providing follow-up. This is not the same thing as a nation wide advertising campaign, remember.
Like I already said. If the schools can’t cope with just talking about suicide, how in the hell do they cope with it actually happening. And it seems a little unhealthy to just not talk about it at all, until funds become available.
Mike’s campaign does not have a large, well-resourced organisation behind it, to provide the follow-up that we all agree is needed.
I don’t know you mean when you say “we all agree”
What Russell said above – the bit that says the school was not equipped to deal with the fall out after someone talked about suicide, is more alarming than Mike King not having a large well-resourced organisation. Whats going to happen if the lid gets lifted, by an actual suicide at the ill-equipped school, is my question.
Is it at all possible Sacha, that you could use your knowledge of public policy, to point us somewhere that could help?