I just saw on the news that a school had a program where students were encouraged to join in by paying Php10. With this Php10, you get 15 seconds to beat up a car using a sledgehammer. I think it was a sledgehammer. Anyway, its besides the point.
It seems this is a way for them to raise awareness for anti-hazing and anti-bullying. Vanessa Tanco said that instead of taking it out on a person, you can just do it with a car. Hmmm ... I don't know about you but it just didn't sit well with me.
Violence is violence no matter who or what is on the receiving end of it. To glorify it by having a "fundraiser" or "awareness program" wherein instead of beating up a person you can just beat up a car just doesn't seem right ... especially coming from a school. It just seems WRONG.
iAcademy should be more responsible in what they teach their students. I understand that they are trying to veer away from normal teachings but this is just taking it too far. Teaching kids to not bully or haze someone by letting them do the exact same thing on a thing is not really teaching them the right thing. You are just saying, "Do not hurt a person; break their stuff instead. It's okay as long as you don't hurt a person."
Where's the respect for property? Are you really teaching them to not be violent or are you just delaying their progression? Remember, people escalate. Today, they may just hurt a car. Tomorrow, a person.
It's wrong. It's simply wrong. I think iAcademy should put a lot more thought on what they execute and think of all the repercussions of their action especially since they are responsible in honing these children. Right now, coming from someone who was a victim of violence, all I have to say is, SHAME ON YOU iAcademy. SHAME ON YOU.