An angry mother was accused of shaming her 12-year-old son on Facebook after posting a lengthy message that said he’s a bully.
Terry Evans, a single mother, slammed her son, Jacob, on her Facebook account last month. She was angry because her son purposefully stepped on a new girl’s foot in class before twisting it. In the process, he apparently broke her shoe. Evans then said that if he does it again, she will send him to the girl’s parents’ home and they can assign him chores.
Evans said she was “absolutely disgusted” with her son’s behavior.
While some people praised her, others criticized her for publicly “humiliating” her son. As a result, she took her Facebook post down. It was shared nearly 60,000 times on the social media site.
Some said she was in fact engaging in “bullying” by posting the message.
“I understand that you wanted to embarrass your son a little for his actions,” said one. “But … outing him on FB is a bully move. He clearly got his behaviour from you. Shame that you aren’t realising that.”
Another added: “Why extend the humiliation? Your poor son. This will haunt him forever. A mistake at 12, online now for all to see,” according to the Telegraph.
Her post reads in full:
Absolutely disgusted that my 12 year old son saw fit to purposefully tread on a new girls foot at school and twist his foot with such force it broke her brand new shoes (causing the heel) to snap. Ill tell you something jacob ( JustPost Rng Photos) if you so much as breath in her or anyone’s direction in a bullying manner I will personally hand you over to their parents for every demeaning chore they see fit for as long as they do… kiss goodbye to your birthday money as you will be buying the girl a new pair of shoes and a bunch of flowers! #iwillnothaveabullyinmyhouse
Update. To answer a few questions, yes my son can see it, he was tagged in it before it went viral(which I didn’t realise was going to happen) so his friends could see that his actions have consequences, he is not big, clever, hard or funny, he’s a 12 year old boy answerable to his mam. I don’t much care who doesn’t agree with my parenting style, my son humiliated and embarrassed a girl, regardless of his reasoning (which was he didn’t expect to break the shoe he just thought she may step out of it or stumble) that little girl still cried, for anyone’s knowledge that girl may have left her old school because she was being bullied… then imagine how much worse my son’s ridiculous act would have made her feel. So my so called embarrassing him online is a to be quite frankly nothing in comparison to the humiliation that little girl had to face walking round with a broken shoe and red eyes from crying when she is new.
Ps… of course I sat and spoke to him about his behaviour, I didn’t just tag him in a post and he read it! I am wholly confident this was a single occurrence which won’t be repeated.