Jun Lin video: Expert says students ought to focus on victim, not perpetrator

Jun Lin video: Expert says students ought to focus on victim, not perpetrator
LaSalle high school teacher might have harmed his students by showing class nightmarish imagery

By Robert Frank

“Focusing on something so gory about a person’s death basically does not respect the victim,” forensic child psychologist Dr. Abe Worenklein told The Suburban. “You simply don’t show it—and that applies to anybody.”

Dr. Worenklein, who practices in Dollard des Ormeaux and Outremont and frequently testifies as an expert witness throughout North America and overseas, was concerned after reading reports that a teacher at Cavalier de LaSalle High School screened an internet video which allegedly depicts graphic scenes of the highly publicized murder of Concordia student Jun Lin.

“Why did the perpetrator put it on the Internet?” Dr. Worenklein asked rhetorically. “To get attention. What is this teacher doing? He is basically feeding in to what the perpetrator wanted.”

“A teacher is a role model for students,” he continued. “I know that [students interviewed by] CBC said that [viewing the video] didn’t affect them. In my mind, if it didn’t affect them at all, it shows that there is a problem.”

“I would hope that watching a video like that would affect them. Not in a traumatic type of way. Even if it was for them to say that it was disgusting, that this guy was a nut case and that they feel very bad for family of victim in terms of this being posted on Internet and so forth.”

“So the judgment was very, very poor,” explained Dr. Worenklein. “These students were a captive audience and, so far as I’m concerned, showing the perpetrator’s video only fed into his craving for fame, basically reinforcing what he did.”

“I don’t want students to become desensitized to what they saw because the violence was shown in such detail,” he emphasized.

“Desensitization means having less sympathy for the victim of the violence. Research has substantiated that this could lead viewers to higher levels of aggression.”

So what ought to be done, The Suburban asked Dr. Worenklein.

“Speak to the kids,” he urged. “Ask them how felt about seeing it. Ask them how felt about perpetrator. Do they think the perpetrator was normal? What do they think about perpetrator putting this on Internet just to get attention?”

“More than that,” he stressed,” ask them: How do you think [Jun Lin’s] family feels? How did you feel when you saw this? How do you think it affected the family to see this on the Internet? How does it affect the family to know that it’s on the Internet and that everyone can see it? Do you think that it respects the victim? Should this have been placed in Internet? Should they have accepted this? Should they have taken it off?”

“In other words, get the students to verbalize their feelings about it and also

present it from the victim’s point of view: What did it do to the victim’s future? He had a bright future. How did it affect his parents to know all the gory details of what had been done and to see it? Ask them do you think it was right to put it on Internet?”

Dr. Worenklein suggested that parents who observe changes in their child’s behaviour of disposition as a result of such exposure should consult a mental health expert such as a school guidance counselor, for example.

What should parents be on the lookout for?

“It depends on extent of it,” reassured Dr. Worenklein, “whether it is temporary or something that needs to be looked at.”

“If they have an extremely sensitive child or if they see their child becoming very, very sad as result; if the child reports that he or she can’t help but visualize what happened, has flashbacks or becomes more security conscious, then the parents should get the child some help.”

According to Dollard des Ormeaux forensic child psychologist Dr. Abe Worenklein, screening graphic death scenes can harm students—even if they say it doesn’t. 

  1. […] 英文 “聚焦的东西,所以关于一个人的死亡的血腥,根本不尊重受害人,法医儿童心理学家安倍晋三Worenklein博士告诉记者:”郊区。 “你根本不显示,适用于任何人。” 博士Worenklein,Dollard des Ormeaux和Outremont的做法,并经常作为整个北美和海外​​的专家证人作证,看完后,骑士·拉萨尔高中教师筛选的网络视频,据称描绘的图形场景的报告关注康宏学生林军高度宣传的谋杀。 “为什么肇事者在互联网上呢?”Worenklein博士反问。 “要得到重视。这是什么老师做吗?他基本上是喂养肇事者想干什么。“ “教师是学生的榜样,他继续说。” “我知道说,加拿大广播公司[采访学生] [观看视频]没有影响他们。在我的脑海里,如果它没有影响到他们在所有的,它表明,有一个问题。“ 他说:“我希望,观看视频,这样会影响他们。没有外伤类型的方式。即使他们说,这是恶心,这家伙是一个螺母的情况下和他们的感觉很不好,在此[视频]条款在互联网上张贴等等。受害者家属“ “这样的判断是非常,非常差,解释说:”博士Worenklein。 “这些学生是一个俘虏观众,所以就我而言,肇事者的视频只送入他对名利的渴求,基本上巩固他做了什么。” 他强调:“我不想让学生变得麻木,他们所看到的暴力,因为在这样的细节显示,”。 “脱敏意味着减少暴力的受害者表示同情。研究已经证实,这可能导致观众更高层次的侵略。“ 因此,什么应该做,郊区问Worenklein博士。 “说话的孩子,”他呼吁。 “问他们看到它感觉如何。问他们如何肇事者感觉到。他们认为肇事者是正常的吗?他们认为放在互联网上,这只是为了获得注意肇事者?“ “不仅如此,”他强调,“问:您如何看待[林军]家庭的感觉?你的感觉如何,当你看到这?你如何看待它影响的家庭在互联网上看到吗?它是如何影响家人知道这是在互联网上,每个人都可以看到它?你认为这是尊重受害者?这应该被放置在Internet?他们应该接受这个吗?如果他们已经采取了它?“ “换句话说,让学生用语言表达自己的感情,也 从受害者的角度来看,它做什么受害者的未来?他有一个光明的未来。它是如何影响他的父母知道所有的细节做了哪些工作,并看到它吗?问他们你认为它是正确的在互联网上把它吗?“ 博士Worenklein建议观察自己孩子的性格行为的变化,这种接触的结果,父母应咨询如学校辅导员心理健康专家,例如。 家长应为了望什么? “这取决于它的程度上,”博士Worenklein放心,“无论是临时或东西,需要看着。” “如果他们有一个非常敏感的孩子,如果他们看到自己的孩子变得非常,非常难过作为结果,如果孩子的报告,他或她不禁想象发生了什么事,有倒叙,或变得更安全意识,那么家长应该让孩子一些帮助。“ […]

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