Monday, 18 January 2010
My regular readers will know that I am a father and indeed a grandfather.
Being part of the Global Community and spending time reviewing other peoples blogs and websites, I have run across a distressing element within the internetosphere!
What I mean by this, is the large number of young people who appear to be somewhat lost.
They are unsure of themselves and often appear to have experienced unpleasantness in their home environments.
I have not been so presumptuous as to enquire the nature of their problems, but it is evident to me that they suffer considerable insecurity.
As a parent of fairly well adjusted kids, it concerns me that there are so many youngsters out there who appear to have not experienced genuine love, affection and guidance.
They come from all over the World, they are lonely, unsure of themselves and use the internet as a medium to cry out.
Hey! I'm not a social worker, but I do have first hand experience of bringing up children and supporting them when they have problems that they struggle to deal with.
Age has some benefits in this regard, since we have probably gone through some of the issues that these youngsters find difficult to deal with.
My own kids went through tough times and on occasion this involved authority, but I always made sure I was there for them.
The feeling I am getting from these young people is that they feel alone and that should not be allowed to happen.
Youth is a rite of passage and can be tough.
If I can help just one kid through this process, then I am happy to do it.