Bullying is an issue which we talk about a lot and we speak about how to deal with it, why it shouldn’t be allowed and the effects it can have especially, on our younger generation.
But this unique Facebook post which has been circulating the internet shows a mother publicly shaming her own son online for ‘bullying’.
Single mother, Terry Evans, posted an angry status on her Facebook page last month, which has now gone viral, stating how she will not be tolerating her 12-year-old sons’ actions.
She had initially tagged her son in the first post but after it went viral she quickly removed his name.
The original post read, “Absolutely disgusted that my 12-year-old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls’ foot at school and twist his foot with such force it broke her brand new shoes (causing the heel) to snap.
“I’ll tell you something Jacob if you so much as breath in her or anyone’s direction in a bullying manner I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do… kiss goodbye to your birthday money as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of flowers! #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse”
It has now been shared over 11,700 times and over 55,000 people have liked it but it has caused more than enough controversy as not everyone has completely agreed with how Terry has handled the situation.
She has been criticised by fellow members of the public with one person commenting, “Why extend the humiliation? Your poor son. This will haunt him forever. A mistake at 12, online now for all to see.”
Another posted: “This is an incredibly dangerous thing to do to any child. What is even more disturbing are the huge numbers on here who cannot even see the dangers of what she has done.”
However, Terry was quick to hit back at the haters by posting an updated status explaining why she did what she did.
The update says: “To answer a few questions, yes my son can see it, he was tagged in it before it went viral (which I didn’t realise was going to happen) so his friends could see that his actions have consequences, he is not big, clever, hard or funny, he’s a 12-year-old boy answerable to his mam.
“I don’t much care who doesn’t agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, regardless of his reasoning (which was he didn’t expect to break the shoe he just thought she may step out of it or stumble) that little girl still cried, for anyone’s knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied… then imagine how much worse my son’s ridiculous act would have made her feel.
“So my so called embarrassing him online is a to be quite frankly nothing in comparison to the humiliation that little girl had to face walking round with a broken shoe and red eyes from crying when she is new.
“Ps… of course I sat and spoke to him about his behaviour, I didn’t just tag him in a post and he read it! I am wholly confident this was a single occurrence which won’t be repeated.”
Do you think it is ironic that she calls out her own son in front of the world to humiliate him the same way he has done? Or is it an extreme way to parent your child?
It’s a bit like the pot calling the kettle black if you ask me.
But we want to know what you guys think, do you think she was right in her actions?