The country is completely absorbed with television reality shows where dreamers can vicariously be whatever they want to. There's The Amazing Race
, The Contender
, Dancing with the Stars
, America's Got Talent
, Big Brother
, The Voice
and the list goes on and on. Since the grownups are so engrossed in this kind of television, some kids might assume that it is okay to step away from reality and do something they conjure up from a mixed up mind. Something like stabbing one of your classmates
in a fantasy world that still borders on reality.
Just what two 12-year olds did to impress a make-believe online character named Slenderman
from a site called Creepypasta Wiki. Now in most cases even a 12-year old can differentiate between this kind of fantasizing but obviously with the recent shootings, and stabbings some parents aren't doing their parenting jobs.