Saturday, July 17, 2010

How can kids' values be improved?

Reading the New York Times article "Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray" by Jan Hoffman makes me wonder: How can kids' values be improved?

When LA lawyer Evan S. Cohen sued over his eighth-grade daughter's two-day suspension for after-school cyberbullying and kept her derogatory video posted on YouTube (see What's wrong with adult response to cyberabuse?), he was certainly setting an example – a bad one – for his child, her friends, every other student in the school, and the community as a whole. Every adult should have been incensed that he was perpetuating the abuse... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.

Friday, July 16, 2010

What's wrong with adult response to cyberabuse?

Reading the New York Times article "Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray" by Jan Hoffman makes me wonder: What's wrong with adult response to cyberabuse?

Evan S. Cohen, an LA lawyer, sued his eighth-grade daughter's school district when she was suspended for two days for after-school cyberbullying. The girl had posted on YouTube a mean-spirited video with sexual slurs about another eighth-grade girl, which her father admits "wasn’t a nice thing to do."

However, he claims... READ MORE
I wonder... what you think.