04 November 2008

Appropriate Behaviors Don't Grow on Trees

Lisa Thumann recently blogged about recent changes to the Children's Internet Protection Act. Important changes include adding language requiring schools to teach about appropriate behavior on social networking sites and chat rooms. Additionally, students must be made aware of the pitfalls of cyberbullying. Social networking and chat rooms are still blocked at my site, but the more I learn, the more I agree with Vicki Davis' mantra that we must stop demonizing the tools and start correcting inappropriate behavior when those tools are used. Thanks Lisa and Vicki for continuing to sound the horn to teach the behaviors we want, not eliminate the tools we need.