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Roland Gesthuizen

On Facebook, Bullies 'Like' if You Hate - NYTimes.com - 27 views

  • It is too late to establish distance. To end cyberbullying, we must use the closeness we’ve allowed to breed to our advantage. We must teach them that if one is a cowardly, bullying, rage-baiter online – no matter how many laughs had or page views generated or ad space sold – then one is a bully off-screen, too.
  • Both the older set of digital natives and the generation above us assume that the Internet is a bubble – a space with limits
  • Rage-baiting is commonplace and infuriatingly successful, so the most prevalent language of the Internet is at its best cynicism and its worst outright meanness
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  • there is no wariness, no understanding, no concept of an Internet identity. There is no such thing for them, for example, as “Internet famous.” There is only fame, and the allure of instant gratification.
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    For the digitally native generation, self-worth is accrued in likes.
Roland Gesthuizen

In their shoes: teachers get taste of cyberbullying - 93 views

  • By becoming more familiar with their students' online activities, teachers are better able to help them avoid the pitfalls and to deal with any problems that arise.
  • Webber says it is important that teachers not only recognise the potential risks but appreciate what it is their students love about the internet.
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    " A new simulation program for educators provides an insight into the online torment many of their students face each day, writes Kim Arlington. "
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    Interesting simulation for training teachers.
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