Editor’s note: This week, my holiday gift to you, dear readers. Below you’ll find Part 1 of a three-part series of guest posts by teacher Marianne Malmstrom about what students learning in digital environments can teach all of us – parents, educators, risk prevention experts, and anybody else who works with young people. Editing this [...]
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This article was originally published July 5, 2012, then my service’s server crashed, losing months of data. So reposting 9/25/12. With their bring-your-own-technology (BYOT) program, teachers in the Forsyth County (Ga.) School District are “learning along with our students how their devices work for their learning,” Tim Clark, the district’s instructional technology coordinator, told me [...]
Cyberbullying cases are very individual, based on real-world relationships and school life, so schools need to talk with students and parents when cyberbullying heats up.
More and more educators and administrators are bringing social media into schools’ regular curricula, a huge step forward for both education and youth online safety.
The Massachusetts state legislature unanimously yesterday passed a new law “cracking down on bullying,” the Boston Globe reports. “The bill gained momentum after the deaths of the 15-year-old [Phoebe] Prince [of South Hadley] and 11-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover of Springfield, who allegedly committed suicide after being bullied.” The bill now goes to Gov. Deval Patrick [...]
Used to be, if a student behaved badly s/he was sent to the office. Now, at Public School 114 in the South Bronx, a teacher sits down with students and finds out what’s wrong. P.S. 114′s principal told the New York Times that the school’s had workshops run by David Levine, author of Teaching Empathy, [...]
The New Jersey Governor’s Commission on Bullying will soon be looking into bullying, particularly against gay students, and what schools are doing to stop it, the Daily Record reports. Commission chair Stuart Green “said gay students are perhaps the most vulnerable when it comes to bullying, and that schools have not done enough to address [...]
Given the recent UCLA report on young people’s reticence in reporting cyberbullying (see this), this is an interesting concept: a Web site that allows students to report said anonymously. So far the Utah-Based site, SchoolTipline.com, is being used by “six Utah schools and 48 schools in other states,” the Salt Lake Tribune reports. The only [...]