Students should learn more about navigating the marketplace for their own protection. Innocent middle, even elementary-age students may find themselves center stage in a nightmare they can’t process.
One case in point: The recent news story of 9-year old, Jeremiah Harvey, who while shopping with a parent and sibling suddenly found himself publicly accused of groping a female customer. The irate woman threatened to call the police as the boy protested and stood nearby distraught.
The accuser approached Harvey. The proximity of the mom was unclear. Harvey, still learning how to navigate his environment, did not know how to handle the situation.
A review of the viral video raises questions.
Where was the store manager?
Why wasn’t there an immediate request for store tape and security?