Does the lovable children's holiday classic send the wrong message? Tell us your thoughts.
In October, Patch asked readers how they felt about one parent's view that "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" condoned bullying. Specifically, blogger DadCamp wrote that the show sends the wrong message to children because of its "continuous teasing and bullying" It's not the first time a parent has spoken out against a classic children's program with such a claim. Last December, news spread that author and special ed professor George Giuliani said that "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" was also a program laden with the theme of bullying, considering how much Rudolph was an outsider due to his glowing red nose. Giuliani, as such, wrote a book titled "No More Bullies at the North Pole," which re-tells the story of Rudolph. What do you …
The anti-bullying program named after a victim of the Columbine shootings came to Milton High School on Wednesday, October 5.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
More than 100 parents, guardians and students came to the Charles C. Winchester Auditorium at Milton High on Wednesday night to see a presentation of Rachel’s Challenge. This is a national program named for Rachel Scott, the first victim of the Columbine High School shootings. The presentation delivers a highly regarded anti-violence and anti-bullying message. The presentation began with a video clip from the tragedy at Columbine High School in 1999, narrated by Rachel Scott’s brother, Daniel. It went on to describe the life and writings of Rachel Scott, who was 17 when she was killed, along with 12 others during the Columbine shootings. Matt Salnick, the presenter from the Rachel’s Challenge organization, presented five challenges to the …