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Ed Webb

Is the internet making teens nicer? - Yahoo! News - 10 views

  • We typically assume that the internet is turning kids into narcissistic, vicious cyber-bullies, but a growing body of research indicates that the opposite is true. New research suggests that spending time emailing, texting, and Facebook-ing might actually help both adults and kids become better friends and people
  • the more time college students spent on the internet, the more empathetic they were both online and off
  • Forty-five percent of 3,777 teens surveyed reported being bullied, but fewer than 20 percent of those said it had occurred online or via text messaging or phone. Almost 40 percent said it had happened in person. And two-thirds of those bullied online said they didn't even find the abuse upsetting.
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  • "Have our brains become so desensitized by a 24/7, all-you-can-eat diet of lurid flickering images that we've lost all perspective on appropriateness and compassion?" they asked. A 2007 study of 18 to 23-year-olds found they were less able to identify expressions of emotion after playing violent video games. And, while Dr. Rosen's study found that can help people relate better, it also found that excessive social networking makes some teens more prone to aggression, mania, anxiety, and depression.
Gary Bertoia

danah boyd | apophenia » "Bullying" Has Little Resonance with Teenagers - 17 views

  • Empathy, Not Technology, Is Core of the Problem and the Solution
  • We won’t know how to stop bullying and no amount of legislation requiring education is going to do squat until we actually find intervention mechanisms that work.
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    Empathy, Not Technology, Is Core of the Problem and the Solution My thoughts here: http://daily-ink.davidtruss.com/empathy-not-technology-is-core-of-the-problem
Dave Truss

Charter For Compassion :: stories - 0 views

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    LIVES OF COMPASSION Add your voice. Share your story. The Charter for Compassion is the concrete document around which a grassroots movement will coalesce. Your personal stories are the life of this movement.
Dave Truss

CTV.ca | Kielburgers join forces with Oprah on new campaign - 0 views

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    Some "O Ambassador" projects include: * Building a package of school supplies for a classroom in need * Planting a tree on school grounds * Creating "AIDS Awareness" posters * Organizing "Read-A-Thons" * Collecting old blankets and sleeping bags for local homeless shelters
Dave Truss

$3,881.65 for one night's work | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for Your Thoughts - 0 views

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    News editors and journalists don't give our wonderful students enough credit and enough accolades! We spend hours telling students how much they are valued and appreciated in schools, then they go into the 'real world' where they are portrayed so poorly by mass media.
Dave Truss

"Who Have You Helped Today?" - Developing Empathy | David Truss :: Pair-a-dimes for You... - 0 views

  • “Who did you help today?” It is simple. It inspires empathy. It shows what we truly value… and I look forward to the day when my daughters ‘favorite part of the day’ is also the answer to ‘who did you help today’.
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    This post will be printed in a Grade 8 Language Arts Text by Pearson Education. "Who did you help today?" It is simple. It inspires empathy. It shows what we truly value… and I look forward to the day when my daughters 'favorite part of the day' is also the answer to 'who did you help today'.
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