Sunday, April 11, 2010

Student bullying, gossip, and dangers on the Web

Let's face it; there is some pretty scary stuff, still happening on the internet - maybe even more so now with social networking sites, and the fact that students have more unmonitored access. Recently at South Hadley High, a freshman committed suicide after online bullying. An entrepreneurial student at Wesleyan University runs a "tell all" site out of his dorm, that came to recent focus in TIME magazine. Bullying, popularity surveys, gossip - what are our students now exposed to, or even taking part in? In this article, Common Sense Media uses lessons to help students consider their online behavior. Does your school have any such lessons in place?
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/04/09/education/09cyberkids.html

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