OK, so tonight is the premiere of “Kid Nation” on CBS. Maybe you’ve already heard of this new “reality” show, because already there are complaints from the parents who have put their kid on the show that their kids were mistreated.
I’m not sure that surprises me, but what I’m afraid of is what CBS is going to show about kids bullying kids! Have you heard the concept of the show? Basically they stick a bunch of kids in a mock old west town and let them fend for themselves, with no adult supervision (except, of course for the cameramen and producers).
I have no idea what the show will look like yet, but I am betting we’ll see bullying, cliques, and childish behavior with no adults to teach any lessons. I have visions of “Lord of the Flies” with pigs heads on sticks, etc. I cringed when I read that book and I’m betting this show will make us cringe as well. If you tune in, send me the “bully” moments and we’ll track them on the blog. I fear the damage this show is going to do to the cause.