The Pain of Bullying


Jared Belcher, Ben Shoun, & Brett Moore

Last week, a heart-breaking video went viral of an 11-year-old boy from Knoxville, Tennessee, who was describing the pain bullying had caused him to his mother. If you haven't seen it, it is devastating. The internet erupted in support for young Keaton Jones - who received support and encouragement from celebrities all over the world. But since then, old Facebook posts from his mother have caused a backlash against the Jones family. Much of the online community that four days earlier was "hashtag standing with Keaton," has now turned against he and his family, and in some cases, have cause additional bullying online. As this story unfolds (and as of this recording, we don't have all the details), we discuss the dark reality of bullying and the hurt it causes - on all sides.