When "Chad," a 7th grader, found out his old girlfriend was dissing his new flame, he wasted no time. Chad headed straight for the computer, and sent Instant Messages threatening to kill his old girlfriend to an extensive buddy list.
In schools, that means working harder to cultivate a “culture of empathy” that extends beyond classrooms into cyberspace, he said, because technology makes it easier to factor conscience and morals out of communications. School systems that have experienced the greatest success in establishing a sense of “collectiveness” do so by enlisting students to lead the effort, he said.
Empathy must extend to those accused of cyberbullying. Because adolescents have yet to fully develop coping mechanisms for dealing with frustration, anger or jealousy, society must guard against scapegoating those accused of cyberbullying.
Other countries might have more obvious concerns such as poverty, malnutrition, civil war or a high infant mortality, but the United States has as big a problem as exists anywhere in the world when it comes to empathy.
“In no area are American kids farther behind than with empathy,” said Michele Borba, an internationally acclaimed parenting and character education expert who recently returned from Colombia and Nicaragua.
Research shows that aggression is up in American children, and it’s starting a lot earlier, Borba said.
One, that character matters no matter who you are or where you are. Two, that they might look at character education this way: If exercising builds strong muscles, then practicing the virtues of good behavior builds strong character. Three, one important way that our children learn character is from observing, imitating, and modeling what adults say and do.
This being the case, I remind them that they too are character educators.
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