Role models are important people for many of us. If we are aspiring sports people or musicians, even as adults we appreciate knowing that someone with similar levels of ability has attained what we seek to achieve. Role models in this way are like a torch in the tunnel of the long journey to glory.
But are all top class performers` role models, and if they are not, then should we not be far more careful about what children observe and seek to intimidate?
Recently, a prominent English international footballer was found guilty of such heinous crimes with a youngster whilst still having recently played on international television. Being mindful of what our children watch and who they intimidate is important for nowadays. Otherwise children may go down that tunnel in darkness with a torch that may even burn them.