Thursday, January 27th, 2011 | Computer Usage, internet
Dangerous mix: The instant online life of cellphones combined with the poor impulse control make adolescents particularly vulnerable to online bullying. (According to Lisa Skinner, M&G)
The Mail&Guardian carried an article on 21 January 2011 highlighing the dangers of cyber bullying and sexting, emphasizing that they are realities in our schools.
The article ends with good advice to learners, teachers and parents. Do yourself and your learners a favour by reading it.
If we do not educate our children against the dangers of the cyber world, we are failing as educators – and as an education system. What is the use of teaching children to read and write and count, but allowing them to be consumed by depravity?
2 Comments to Cyber bullying and sexting a reality in our schools
- Education has been in a downward spiral for some time ... has it now gone into free fall? Tweeted 2 days ago
- Whose responsibility is it to train teachers to use classroom technology? wp.me/p23NXx-6H Tweeted 2 days ago
- @markcarolissen Latitude allows for expanding the mind and to develop workable solutions ... I applaud you for using the opportunity. Tweeted 3 days ago
- @neiltyson @RichardDawkins Fortunately ample data is available in the physical world around us to support belief in creation and a creator. Tweeted 3 days ago
- Moving from a no-technology classroom to one that is rich in technology is not an easy journey ... but it's possible. Tweeted 3 days ago
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