This is a stunning piece. Small children so terrified during active shooter drills that some wet their pants. I felt sorrow reading it. By ⁦
“Lockdowns cause some kids to cry & wet themselves & write goodbye letters to their family. And 57% of teens worry about shootings, according to a Pew survey. The pervasiveness of lockdowns has created a culture of fear that touches nearly every U.S. kid.”
"Though many children are no strangers to violence in their homes and communities, the pervasiveness of lockdowns and school-shooting drills in the U.S. has created a culture of fear that touches nearly every child across the country," reports .
Lockdowns and active-shooter drills are ubiquitous. When else have entire generations of American children been taught to fear the same thing? My latest for
Students used to duck and cover. Now they have lockdown drills. reports on the history of generation-wide fears among America’s children.
“These lockdowns can be scarring, causing some kids to cry and wet themselves. Others have written letters bidding their family goodbye.” What on earth are we doing? We do not have to live like this. #ThisIsOurLane cc
"These lockdowns can be scarring, causing some kids to cry and wet themselves. Others have written letters bidding their family goodbye or drafted wills that specify what to do with their belongings."