9197Re: [WWWEDU] Re: Emergence of Citizen's Media
- Dec 5, 2006
>Fascinating, cyber-civil disobedience. Why is my ³grew up in the 60¹s have a
> I've already found one incident where this hypothesis was put to the
> test. In 1999, a pair of students at an LA high school felt that their
> teacher was acting inappropriately, but they didn't have any proof. So
> they secretly videotaped the teacher in question, then supplied the
> video to the school board. The board began disciplinary proceedings
small child adopted from India who shares Gandhi¹s birthday² heart smiling.
Some teachers bully. There is very little research on this. One really great
article is linked off of this page:
http://www.stopbullyingnow.com/bullying%20by%20teachers.htm. This is the
only reference I could find on this.
I have focused on this issue in my cyberbullying book because I needed to
address the web sites that students create that target school staff.
Sometimes these sites put down teachers obese, gay. Picture a site that
Harry Potter¹s Malfoy would create targeting Hagrid. Sometimes, you just
have a bored kid, and kid who is not doing well and lashing out at anything
having to do with school. But other times I think these web sites have been
created by students who have been bullied by the school staff who they are
targeting online. And I think it is really important for school officials to
really figure out what is going on and not simply assume the child is
totally in the wrong.
Speaking of ³child,² mine wants a ride to school this cold morning. Bye.
Nancy Willard, M.S., J.D.
Center for Safe and Responsible Internet Use
Cyberbullying and Cyberthreats: Responding to the Challenge of Online Social
Cruelty, Threats, and Distress, a resource for educators, is now available
online at http://cyberbully.org
Cyber-Safe Kids, Cyber-Savvy Teens: Helping Young People Use the Internet
Safely and Responsibly. Jossey-Bass (forthcoming)
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