Tweeting Instead of Giving Help?
I just found a very disturbing story about a Scottish teenager who took a photo of a man lying at a bus stating in the middle of the night and uploaded it to his Twitter channel. The man actually got hit by a car a few minutes earlier.
Scottish teen Ikram Choudhury, 17, has been widely condemned after he tweeted images of a man dying in the street after a hit-and-run accident, but failed to contant emergency services to save the man’s life.
Choudhury snapped a picture of 35-year-old Craig Williams, of Clermiston in Edinburgh, as he lay dying on the side of the road. It was just after 2AM when Williams was struck as he slept in a bus lane by a silver vehicle.
Unfortunately, this is not the only story of that kind. A few weeks ago a man jumped from the third floor of a mall in Birmingham and someone took a picture of the dead body and uploaded immediately to a social networking site.
This has nothing to do with the “social media generation”. Social media only makes the flow of information a bit faster. This is only about teenagers with a total lack of compassion and education. We must teach them from the very first minutes how to use and how not to use these channels as social media is now a part of their lives.