This is genuine progress. My thanks to Lisa Jones at the University of New Hampshire for pointing me to the recent Beyond Bullying Summit‘s “top three takeaways.” Notably, they’re all about social literacy: “SEL [social-emotional learning] is not adding to your plate. It is the plate,” said clinical psychology Ed Dunkelblau, director of the Institute [...]
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One of the fascinating impacts of our now very social media environment is technology companies having to learn a whole lot about the best and worst of humanity – and, for their own and their users’ sake, about how to foster the best of it. Facebook, for example, has an engineering team working with empathy [...]
Digital literacy educator Diana Graber is crowdsourcing a media literacy curriculum for 8th-graders at Journey School in southern California. It’s Year 3 of the school’s CyberCivics program that Diana’s building, she writes in the CyberWise blog. Reading her resource-rich post got me thinking about all I’ve learned about digital literacy, media literacy, and social literacy [...]
This reminds me of a hypothesis David Finkelhor put forward in his talk on “juvenoia” last fall: “Several recent studies have found that digital communication can lead to more or better friendships online and off, greater honesty, faster intimacy in relationships and an increased sense of belonging, in addition to practical social benefits like an [...]
Students at a New York school created Delete Day to demonstrate civil, responsible use of digital media.
Here’s research showing that social-emotional programs don’t just aid resiliency and pro-social behavior, but academic success as well.
Some examples of and links to some creative strategies for bullying prevention and intervention being used in schools in other countries.