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Your Child and the Internet

December 5, 2010 · 1 Comment

Take a few minutes to read this article from today’s NY Times.  All of us need to better understand the online world in order to help our students be safe.

It is difficult enough to support one’s child through a siege of schoolyard bullying. But the lawlessness of the Internet, its potential for casual, breathtaking cruelty, and its capacity to cloak a bully’s identity all present slippery new challenges to this transitional generation of analog parents.

Desperate to protect their children, parents are floundering even as they scramble to catch up with the technological sophistication of the next generation.

Categories: 21st Century Learning · bullying
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  •   Steve Kabachia // Dec 5th 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Interesting how so many examples began with attempts to shelter their children from the digital world, only to find that their kids found that world anyway and were totally unprepared.

    Key Point: educate yourself so you can educate your children.

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