TikTok is Emotionally and Spiritually Killing Our Children

May 5, 2022

TikTok is Emotionally and Spiritually Killing Our Children by Miriam Diller at Crisis Magazine. Any school teacher will tell you that the new epidemic is a spike in wildly disruptive and inappropriate student misbehavior, fueled partly by students’ shared love of Internet videos. Students who were previously well-behaved in school have begun to act out. Students know shocking words that one wouldn’t even normally hear on television or in their families. Students know a huge number of inappropriate gestures and dance moves, and they all learn them around the same time. In schools, students congregate around screens at any opportunity; and if not that, they spend their time talking about what’s online. Read Historic Catholic High School Set to Reopen in Florida by Tom Tracy at Our Sunday Visitor. Due to growing enrollment, the Basilica of St. Mary Star of the Sea in Key West has announced a historic reopening of the parish’s Catholic high school, set for the 2023-2024 school year…. “Florida, right now, is so supportive an environment for school choice. We have a good product, great teachers and a governor and a legislature who are finding ways for more and more students to find a way to afford private education,” Wright said. Read Exclusive Footage—Private Schools Nation-Wide Pushing ‘QueerInclusive’ Curriculum, Trans Ideology Starting in Pre-K by Emma-Jo Morris at Breitbart. Private schools across the country are training teachers to expose kids as young as four years old to sexually explicit content—in secrecy and without parents’ knowledge—directed by the National Association Independent Schools (NAIS) as part of a “queer-inclusive” curriculum. Breitbart News has reviewed an extensive trove of NAIS documents and teacher trainings supplied to private schools nation-wide, which, under the guise of being “queer” and “LGBTQ+ inclusive,” urge the use of graphic sexual material in classes starting at Pre-K. Read Public and Private Schools Push Gender Ideology by the Ruth Institute at The Stream. “Public and private schools are using children as pawns to promote gender ideology. In the process, parental rights are routinely violated,” said Ruth Institute Founder and President Dr. Jennifer Roback Morse, Ph.D. Morse noted a recent lawsuit against the Ludlow, Massachusetts, school district for transitioning children without their parents’ knowledge, and an expose on private schools promoting “gender transitioning” to children as young as pre-school. “While families were sleeping, the transgender ideology has taken over our schools,” Morse said. “Every effort is made to keep parents in the dark.” Read ‘This Should Not be Controversial’: Georgia Governor Signs Bills to Banish Wokeness From Schools by Kendall Tietz at The Stream. Georgia Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed seven education bills into law Thursday, taking aim at wokeness in schools, including legislation that limits discussions about race in classrooms and transgender students’ ability to compete in women’s sports. Read Throwback Thursday The Idea of the Catholic School by C.C. Pecknold at First Things on May 22, 2020. Catholic schools serve the common good of Catholics but also the nation as a whole. Our schools provide over $24 billion in annual savings to the American taxpayer, and educate children at less than half the cost of state schools. Catholics schools have a 99 percent high school graduation rate. If a black or Latino child attends a Catholic school, he is 42 percent more likely to graduate from high school and more than twice as likely to graduate college. A 2010 study showed that social cohesion decreases, and disorder increases, following the closure of a Catholic elementary school. These are mere white paper statistics, but they confirm the Leonine idea that Catholic schools are a powerful force for civilization. Read