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?
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!
WARNING & Disclosure: A wee bit of shameless self promotion here - I was honored to be interviewed by the amazing @hitsamty of SLJ
What wasn't mentioned but I'm passionate about: It's not the DEVICE it's the DECISION of the teen that makes a difference! I've been preaching internet safety (now awareness) since 97 one of my most embarrassing early webpages is this http://staff.howard.k12.md.us/~gwynethj/internetsafety/internetsafety.html
A LOT of cringeworthy Don'ts there that I don't believe in anymore! We have to sometimes let kids make the right (or wrong!) choice so that they can learn the right lesson.
Or as I said in 2000: "The most effective, reliable, Internet Safety Filter is an Involved, Informed, and Aware Parent and an Educated and Ethical Kid."*
Again, was honored to give my Google & Social Media Ed & Sex Ed line! (see link above) BUT, [sad face] my "Daring Librarian" brand was not mentioned. -- Still, an EXCELLENT take on this important subject --- my blatherings nonwithstanding!