Why Personal Security Education ?
I'd like to keep this short and to the point without any emotional decorations. Professional Academic Education - The most important element that defines our self-esteem, self-confidence, self-worth and social worth. That for which we spend lakhs of rupees, more than a few decades and endure large amounts of stress at times. It is this very education that helps us earn our living and the luxuries that determine our social respect. And yet, as parents we have never really bothered to look into the rapidly diminishing factor that is critical to shaping the very character of our kids. We have failed to notice the threat this system is causing to our society. Today, many parents find a significant disconnect with their young. They try to use the same tactics that their parents used on them, which are now completely outdated. It is like they are trying to fight a Trojan virus today, with the first version of Kaspersky released in 1997 . Due to this disconnect, those with malicious intent have found easy targets in our kids. Those who are losing a sense of belonging at home, in friends circles - it's just about blind academic competition & failure shaming and there are no social circles left anymore (I do not consider online platform as social). We have our kids losing their way into alcohol, drugs, crime, blue whale and the list goes on. From my younger days, I have been courageous. I'd like to meet my challenges and threats in the eye and destroy my risks with sheer willpower and tactics. I share this about me to press upon you what it will take for you to accept the vulnerabilities you and your young will face in the coming years. Academic competition will get more intense, social structure is already 40% destroyed, crime is going up at a reasonably good pace and......We are completely in denial of this situation. Our physical, mental, professional, financial and personal security has never been threatened at such levels every before. We are attacked physically, emotionally, financially, virtually and professionally on a regular basis and we still have no clue of what security really means and why it has become critical for us to learn the subject for our own safety. The best time to plant a tree was 20 yrs back. The next best time is NOW. The best time to learn security as a subject was when you were in college. The next best time is NOW. Not for us but for our kids to understand and re-engineer the current threats and vulnerabilities they have. I’d like to hear from all the parents in here. What have been your vulnerable times ? Share, so we can fix it together. Hide it so it can destroy your peace. Cheers ! Chakradhari Rowe