Cyberbaiting: a New Teen Trend That Humiliates Teachers

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    Cyberbaiting: a New Teen Trend That Humiliates Teachers | TakePart - News, Culture, Videos and Photos That Make the World Better

    I have never been provoked enough to lose my cool, but that is simply because we have a supportive discipline policy, where disruptive students can be kicked out of class. Many schools do not have this, and all discipline issues must be handled exclusively by the teacher. You can imagine that kind of stress.

    Cell phones in schools have changed the nature of teaching and learning - for the worse. What should be done, if anything?
     
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    Here, cellphones are banned from the classroom.
     
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    I'm not a big fan of cell phones - especially when they are used to cause problems like this. Students have no need for cell phones in school. They are there to learn. Cell phones should be banned from all schools.
     
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    Treat schools like airliners. All cellphones must be shut off because they tend to disrupt class. Or treat it like they used to treat calculators during math tests. If you're caught with a cell phone you get suspended.
     
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    i would simply advocate putting cameras in all classrooms....banning cellphones and computers and going back to .....reading writing and arithmetic...oddly enough given the basic skills one can figure out how to use a computer....i would not allow computers into a class room till the last two years of school.....you think the little mals arent learning off xboxes....
     
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    i would put cameras in classrooms due to the abuse that is coming out done by teachers....its like any profession....you got stellar people then people who belong in the nut house....all teaching
     
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    I don't know where that picture was posed (given someone had to be standing in the back of the "classroom" to photograph it... but i know here cell phones aren't allowed to be taken out in school... they get confiscated automatically and the parents have to come get them.

    i would, however, say TSA agents should watch out for people who do that.
     
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    I don't think it's a new trend. We used to try to get the teacher's riled up until they cried. The difference is, they now have cameras and can post it.

    Kids don't change all that much, electronics change everyday tho.
     
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    Bones - videotaping students is not permitted here in NJ so cameras in the classroom are not an option. And frankly, being filmed 7 hours a day would have a chilling effect on my "quirky" personality and teaching style.

    Jillian - we had a similar policy that was never enforced. Consequently, the administration gave up. Students are permitted to use their phones in all areas of the school except in academic classes where the teachers forbid it. I am one of the few that do - hence my nickname - "the cell phone Nazi". Cheating is rampant but no one seems to care. Except me.
     
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    There are schools where you can't send students to the principal's office?
     

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