Have you ever heard about a group of students calling themselves the Emo? This group is in the Middle School as far as I know, maybe even in the High School. They are supposed to be a Goth group, talk mostly about death and why the world is such a horrible place to live. They talk nothing about positive stuff just negative. They do cutting to themselves also. I only just heard about this group because my son, 6th grade, started trying to cut himself in school. His best friend that he grew up with is in it or trying to get in, so he is also following along. The school when called did not know anything about this group. My son in the 8th grade knew about them, this group has been around for awhile. It is scary that the school doesn't know anything about this. These kids are trying to hurt themselves. They get depressed because all they hear and talk about is death and negative stuff. Why hasn't this group been stopped, or at least parents warned that their kids might hurt themselves. With all the suicides in Havre with young kids, this shouldn't be ignored.There is a fair bit of information on the internet regarding this group which is often confused with the Goth groups. Goths usually dress in black and wear black and dark makeup. There is no set dress for an Emo. We at the Corrector confess that while we have heard of Goth we have never heard of such a thing as an Emo but upon further research it apparently appears to have quite a following. Have any other parents’ experiences with this group? Is there a following here? Are there concerns?
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Is Your Child an EMO?
This was sent to us by a parent of students at our middle school.