Discussion in 'Education' started by Madeline, Jun 28, 2010.
Can schools ever get a handle on this issue?
How Should Schools Handle Cyberbullying? - NYTimes.com
Laugh at the parents
Take away the damn cell phone.
So schools need to prohibit cell phones on campus? All schools, even high schools? What about off-campus use of a pc or whatnot to harrass a student?
I didn't read the whole article but I agree with some who stated that schools feel their hands are tied. We have a peer mediation program that is pretty effective in handling minor issues between kids. We also have a strict protocol when it comes to bullying within the school (that may be a state law) However, privacy issues often trump common sense when it comes to investigating such matters. Parents have to take the lead and handle it amongst themselves. If the harrassment is via media owned by the parent, its their deal.
Unfortunately, it is too common. I know of girls whose reputations have been damaged by awful vicious lies posted on myspace and facebook. Kids can be mean. Esp the girls.
Yes. If I were a teacher (grades K-12) I'd have ground rules for my classroom. No cell phones, no ipods. If you use the item - or I hear the damn phone ring - student gets three warnings. First warning, item gets taken for remainder of class; second warning item gets taken for remainder of week; third warning item gets taken for remainder of semester. I have no clue if I'd be allowed to do that, per the school but . . . that's what I do.
I meant the parents should take away the cell phones. Why does a 12 year old need a cell phone anyway? Cause everyone has one? Bullllll. While there are exceptions I think cell phones provide too much freedom (pre-high school anyway) for kids, as bullying/sexting, etc shows.
Parents of student victims of bullying are putting enormous pressure on school officials to stop online bullying and don't seem to care whether it occurred on campus. They feel the police are not as well equipped to respond. Can school officials just turn a blind eye?
What about when online bullying is coupled with in school harrassment?
That's what used to happen waaaaaay back when I was in school.
Know what? It didn't do a damn bit of good back then, either. If the parents are going to buy the crap for the kids, the kids are going to bring it to school, and if you take it, the parents will be knocking on your door.
Ban all cell phone activity by students on school property during classroom hours.
LOL! Know how easy it is to operate a cell phone without anyone knowing? Put that puppy on vibrate, and stuff it in your bra if you're a girl. Nobody will know.
Put it on vibrate and stick it in your waistband if you're a guy. Nobody will know.
Most people can text without ever looking at their phone just by memorizing key positioning, and letter counts, if they don't have a QWERTY keyboard.
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