Saturday, October 15, 2011
Cyberbullying said to be the main reason school bullying is worse than ever in some communities
Today, AOL and Everyday Health offered a 5-point essay by Allison Takeda, “The Hidden Dangers of Bullying: 5 Reasons Why Bullying Is Worse than Ever”. In a word, Cyberbullying, because so far it has been so easy to do it anonymously, and 24x7. I suppose kids could just stay off the computer at home, except for homework, to get away from it.
Again, there are real questions as to what age kids should be able to have social networking accounts, and good questions, that go both ways, about anonymity. And there are good questions about the authority of schools to police activity that happens off campus, and off hours.
The link is here.