Sunday, March 13, 2011

School systems push up efforts to intervene against cyberbullying


The Sunday Washington Examiner has an important story by Emily Babay, “Officials push to combat cyberbullying”, link here.

The story refers to the president’s own admission that he was once a victim of the playground-recess kind because of his big ears.

But the big question is how well school districts can educate kids to stop this and take action for bullying that takes place online from home. 

One school in New Jersey asked all parents to ban kids of middle school age from having social networking accounts.  Even Michelle Obama says that online social networking is not needed at this age, as she forbids her own two daughters from it yet, 

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