Playing Real Live Detective
STEP 1: Getting Attention
We all love playing detective, finding the clues to solve the puzzle or crime. It is time in your life to understand punishment and crime relationships. What do you think is a sensible punishment? Let’s say for stealing, in some places they would cut off your hand, what do you think is a sensible punishment for stealing? Do you think they would steal again?
Which is worse stealing or attempted murder? Most would agree attempted murder deserves a more severe punishment than stealing. Is bullying a crime? Today the social media has made bullies and stalkers both incredibly vicious and also anonymous. In recent news several suicide cases have arising directly related to these type of severe bullying. These bullies if caught using vicious social media are facing attempted murder charges.
So why are so many bullies getting away with attempted murder? What should be their punishment and how do we catch them? By understanding the clues and solving the puzzles we all can help stop this crime and save lives while stopping a tragic crime from ever happening. It is time to play real live detective.
STEP 2: Establishing the need for community with a game
If there is a strong community then any criminal act can be solved. A basic experiment we can perform is trying to keep the secret. In a basic classroom setting hand out note cards with half randomly having a red dot in the corner and each person put the color of the underwear, or other secret, on it.
With your card start in the corner of the room and have each person give the information to only two other people connected that do not know the information. If you have to choose someone that already knows than you have to give out your information to both. Once someone with a red dot gets new information they come and tell the teacher. With that set up I can tell who’s responsible for this issue.
The same works for bullying or other secrets someone in a community tries to keep. Ever wonder why news travels fast in a small town?
STEP 3: Playing real live detective
So how do you play? It starts by pledging to make close relationships with at least two other students in school. This is not someone you simply do homework or extracurricular activities with. They want to know parents and siblings. You may even want to have sleepovers and let me tell you this is a real sign of friendship. It seemed some of my friends slept over for months at a time in college.
If you comment to this be a red dot and let everyone know it. If you have the confidence to develop good relationships it make it a lot easier to confront teachers when issue arise because of a lack of fear of the peers that are not really your friend but if you have no real friends they are all you have to satisfy that need. If everyone was a red dot bullying probably would not ever happen.
Finally following the clues can fill in the gaps that the other two step might leave . It can be easy or something that Jimmy Neutron could not even solve but by doing your part in investigating the clues and following the puzzles we can stop bullying and senseless crimes and suicides.
In some places a mandatory death sentence is the punishment for bullying even for student aged kids. Is that a sensible punishment? Would they try it again?