It doesn't matter your political beliefs — cyber bullying the president's child is wrong
According to nobullying.com, more than half of young people have experienced some type of cyber bullying. These victims are more likely to suffer from low self-esteem and to consider suicide than those who have not.
Now, imagine being the president's child. Not only do you have to worry about being bullied by your peers, but it's open season to be bullied by adults as well.
For example, when 17-year-old Malia Obama was accepted into Harvard, she was attacked on social media and by commenters on Fox's website. And, even though Donald Trump was only inaugurated a few days ago, his youngest child Barron has already been a victim of cyber bullying.
SNL's "Weekend Update" writer Katie Rich tweeted on Inauguration Day, "Barron will be this country's first homeschool shooter." Fox Sports writer Pete Blackburn tweeted, "Baron Trump has killed no less than 100 small animals" and Comedy Central writer Stephen Spinola wrote, "Barron Trump looks like a very handsome date-rapist-to-be."
This makes me sick! Barron, a 10-year-old who enjoys playing with Legos and golfing, doesn't deserve this! But, thankfully, people from both political parties have come forward to stick up for him.
Even though she's the daughter of Trump's opponent, Chelsea Clinton can obviously relate to what Barron is currently going through, and she came to his defense on Sunday. She tweeted, "Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does-to be a kid."
And arguably the best response was by freelance journalist Edwina Langley on Grazia Daily: "Yes, people are worried about how Barron will turn out. But if anything’s likely to make him turn out like Donald Trump, it's this: repeatedly being told he is him already, and subjecting the boy to the same vitriol as that aimed at his father. Let it not be forgotten that if you bully and ridicule a child, the only lesson they will learn, is themselves, to bully and ridicule."
It doesn't matter your political beliefs. Whether it's a student in your class or the president's son, bullying a child is just plain wrong and disgusting.
Hate does not combat hate. Only love does.