Up until this time Drew has claimed no responsibility for what happened. This really bothers me. This whole mess illustrates a growing problem in our society. People who fail to take responsibility for their own actions. Drew used several common tactics to evade responsibility.
It wasn’t me. Drew has claims that her employee set up the account. Hello, Drew is the boss even if she did not overtly command her employee to set up the account, her employee may have felt pressure to do that. Drew allowed this to happen on her computer and did not attempt to stop the employee.
She started it. Somehow Megan started the incident by ending a friendship with Drew’s daughter. Also, Josh (Drew) approached Megan. Drew instigated the relationship.
Blame the victim. Drew stated that Megan acted immature, said sexually inappropriate things and mean things about Drew’s daughter. Megan was a 13-year-old girl. Anyone who has been in middle school, taught middle school, parented middle school teens, or known anyone that age knows that middle schoolers are immature. Middle school girls especially can be mean to each other. They can be friends one minute and enemies the next. Megan was talking to someone she thought was a16-year-old boy who was interested in her. Teens make inappropriate comments to members of the opposite sex. Megan was acting like a typical teen because she was 13. Drew was pretending to be a teen to hurt a teenager.
There was something wrong with the victim. Drew knew that Megan had a history of depression. She essentially told Megan to commit suicide. What Drew did is like offering beer to someone you know is an alcoholic. The plan was designed to inflict mental anguish on teenager.
I am also troubled by the reasoning Drew used to justify her actions. Yet again, I believe it is a sad reflection of a problem I see in our society.
The victim deserved it. Drew felt justified in humiliating Megan because she had hurt Drew’s daughter. It is absolutely ridiculous to justify a horrendous crime because of a childish spat. Just maybe Drew’s daughter was mean and manipulative like her mother. Comments made my Megan’s mother seem to indicate that possibly Drew’s daughter was jealous that Megan was making new friends.
I didn’t really do anything wrong. Huh? What about an adult torturing a child isn’t wrong.
Our society is becoming increasingly irresponsible and selfish. It is time for a change. I believe that Drew’s case should be a test case for internet bullying. In my opinion, Drew should receive the maximum sentence. Be charged as as a sexual predator and restricted from having any future contact with children including her own. Actions taken against Drew need to be harsh enough serve as a determent against other would be internet predictors.