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.


Anonymous said...

I think no one reads your self-righteous, finger-wagging blog. The case was about the limits on governmental power. Deal with it.

Evan Cohen

CopperJP said...

As a retired summer camp director, all I can say is "thank you, Kae". This message about logical consequences as a result of one's own action versus punitive punishment is one that I have spent many years spreading throughout the camp profession. Teachers don't feel they have the time in school -- and parents apparently don't know how to do this without formal training.

I wish more people -- more parents -- read your blog on a regular basis.