My child is taking a sports camp at Stanford this week and overheard some scary comments from two guys walking through campus. They were big, athletic guys and walking near the Maples Pavilion. They were saying (I paraphrase my child here) how they wanted to take one of these little kids, put them in their car, and drive them to a haunted house and scare them. I asked my child if they sounded serious and concluded that they were probably joking. Still I am disturbed by this and debating whether to make a bigger deal out of it. What would you do?
I decided to post here because I am also shocked that young men (Stanford athletes perhaps? I hope not) are saying things like this in front of kids. It reminds me of this whole situation with the verbally abused bus driver. This sort of sick humor is becoming far too prevalent and I am furious that my child had to hear it.