I've been mulling over this topic for quite some time, but this morning it became increasingly clear to me that I must say something. Folks, stranger danger is a real thing. And even more real toda...
Very interesting post from a young teacher. Great perspective and heartfelt.
What's even MORE fascinating are the comments!
Do we Trust but Verify?
Do we Block & Filter?
IS Life Filtered?
OR d o we teach ethics and keep an open line of communication with our kiddos about making the right choices both online and IRL?
IN REAL LIFE? See? Online IS real life. Even whilst gaming! I truly think that the kids most at risk for getting into trouble online are kiddos who are already "at rick" and are exhibiting troubling behavior. In which case, there are deeper issues.
"It's the choices... that we make that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities" - Professor Dumbledore
This is just brilliant. Though gee, mom...Hot Damn?
Also, in our school you can bring your phone and use it during transitions, lunch, & recess.
It's an evolving digital world out there - and yeah...rules need to be put down for the kiddos - every parent and school should negotiate those that are most resasonable - but I think we need to always keep TRUST at the center!
We Trust you to make good choices. Until you disapoint us - and then we will CRUSH YOU WITH PETTY RESTRICTIVE RULES!!! Muuwaaa.
Kidding. We need to be proactive and not reactive!
Taking selfies at funerals. Tagging pictures of teens drinking alcohol at parties. Kids (and adults for that matter) post a lot of silly stuff online -- and although most of it is chatter, some of what might seem harmless leads to tragic consequences. But is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don'ts of social media?
Is it the job of schools to teach kids the dos and don’ts of social media?
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