Usually I check my blog’s statistics to know the number of visits and views from time to time . It is kind of helpful in determining whether my content is attracting more people to my blog.
Apart from number of views, likes and visitors I also look out for search Phrases that linked readers to my page. This is useful in helping me to know what content and information people are searching for. So sometimes I go the way of getting more information about such issues and then write an article to meet the need of readers.
This one jumped at me this week and I couldn’t help but say something. I found this very disturbing search Phrase on my stats page: “My deflower by my School Bus Driver!!! And warning bells began to ring in my obdulla Oblongata (head) to let you know how serious this is.
To” deflower ” means to Disvirgin a girl/lady or woman. So now are you getting the picture? Many questions come to mind. Does this mean that the searcher was disvirgined and sexually abused by her school’s bus driver? Definitely we are talking about a minor here… Or do we have school buses for college students? Maybe but this case in point feels like it could have been either a Secondary or high school bus and hopefully not a primary school!
My fear is this: Are school children safe with their school’s bus drivers? Do schools pay attention and carry out the necessary check before engaging the services of their drivers? I mean the lives of people’s children are at stake here!!
What is this search Phrase “deflower by my School Bus driver” telling us?
* That as a parent pay attention to who drives your children to and fro their school. Get familiar with the driver by greeting and chatting with him. This will allow you pick up on the kind of person he might be.
* If you notice something/anything you don’t like or are uncomfortable with report to the school. Don’t be sentimental some persons will not want to report their discomfort about a staff because of fear that the individual may lose his or her job.
Raise an alarm when you notice anything that can harm your kids. These can include over speeding by the driver, rough driving, or dropping off your child at your door step later than the normal expected time.
My heart goes out to whoever typed these search Phrase. Is she looking for answers? Is she looking out for others like her who were deflowered by their school bus drivers? Is it for a research a project? I honestly don’t know but
whoever it is I want you to know that it was not your fault and what that driver did was wrong.
And if you need help to sort out the painful memory please speak to someone you can trust about it.
Let’s all speak up against this kind of behavior.
Sexual abuse of any form not to talk of a minor is unacceptable!
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