Ok, sorry this isn't about pets. But I have to say, today in school there was an assembly. Usually the best one ever, 3 screened, and huge. This years theme was about staying away from drugs. It was ok until they showed a story about a 17 year old girl in a car crash because a drunk person crashed into her. Two of her friends died right away, but they said she got suck, and was trapped in the fire for 45 minutes until she became silent. Next, they showed a picture of her right before she arrived in the hospital, the part that upsetted me. Her body was burned everywhere, she had no hair, her eyes where sperpated and in different place, and...well I'm not going to get into details. I'm not trying to make fun of her in anyway, I even cryed because I felt bad for her. In the end, she looked a little different, but was healthy, and ok now. I was happy about that. But the picture almost made me sick because usually the school doesn't show stuff like that. SOmeone fainted because they haven't ever seena PG13 movie yet. It REALLY disturbed me and now I can't get that picture out of my mind. I'm the type of person who HATES graphic things, and this was beyond graphic. Does anyone have any ideas how I can get this out of my head?
That is a sad story. When I was a senior they showed a pretty graphic video and I thought about it for days. I was even scared to drive my car. But I soon put it behind me. I don't know how I did though. Why don't you talk to your parents about it? Or your friends? That might help.
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I know it is hard, but unfortunately, it has come down to it that that is what has to be shown to help instil(sp?) that driving while under the influence is wrong. Most people are worried about cops and rarely think of other people who could be affected by the choices they make. Sorry you had to see that but maybe someone in your class will think of that before they decide to get in a car drunk or with someone else who is drunk or on drugs.
Paige: My mom isn't home, and my dad is working. My friends all saw it too, so they know what it's like... huntersmom: AWWW!!! Thanks so much! You always make me feel better. ^^ Katz: I was never thinking of it before, but now I REALLY know I'm going to stay away from that stuff.
Shadow..............I think the purpose was to watch it, and not forget it. The graphic impact will soften with time, but you do not want to forget it entirely. Hopefully, it you ever think about drinking and driving when you are old enough, you will still remember.
Well, Shadow: I honestly think they should of saved the video for drivers ed. I think showing it to elementary school aged children is too early. If the topic was drugs why show a drunk driving video? You could talk to your parents and see how they feel about it, they can decide to call the school for the reason behind it. But if children are fainting they are obviously not ready for it.
Aisha: I'm in Middle school, but they brought over younger kids to see it. I don't think they should be showing it either...some of the teacher agree too. Lots of parents are complaining, mine probably will too.
Tell your parents to ask the school if this has been approved by the school board. If it has then the issue needs to be brought up to them. If not they could be in big trouble for showing something that has not crossed their desk first.
I think I you were older the video you saw is great...but since there were younger kids there, I'd have your parents look into it. I'm all for showing kids the results of drinking and drug use and driving...I lost my 17 yr old daughter from a drunk driver. The car also caught fire...so I know what it is like...the picture will forever be in my head...If you can save one life..but showing kids stuff like that it is worth it...but not to kids that aren't old enough to drive. I would be "wild" if my 7th grader saw something like that....and I can imagine how many parents are going to be upset. I do hope you can remember what you saw as you get older...and just always remember...it could at anytime be you....I do hope you can go on and make the very best of your life...think happy thoughts.
JBG: I am without words. I am so sorry to hear that. What a terrible thing for someone to go through. I totally agree that the older kids should watch something like that when in drivers ed. Again; I am so sorry.
I don't think you can get something like that out of your head, Shadow, but just remember that she lived and is doing much better... if the pictures make one person slow down and not cause a wreck, then the picture was a positive thing. Imagine seeing things like that in real life, or possibly even knowing you caused it. No wonder people come back from wars so traumatized.
If every kid who saw that NEVER forgets it, maybe they would not drive drunk,would wear their seatbelts, take driving seriously and I wouldn't be pulling someone like that out of an ambulance and having to tell their parents that they might not make it. It's not a pretty world out there and kids have to see it eventually, better now than before it's too late.