On February 14, 2007, I participated as one of three panelists in an Oklahoma Title I statewide videoconference focused on addressing issues of cyberbullying. Tools are not inherently evil, but unfortunately people continue to make poor choices with many of those tools, which include digital ones. In this session I explored some of the proactive ways schools, churches, families and community organizations can address cyberbullying and the real dangers which are present in the online environment. While we should not minimize the real dangers which exist in the virtual as well as face-to-face worlds, we also should not perceive the Internet as inherently evil and digital technologies as entirely unsafe and undesirable. We need to help students develop their capacities for ethical decisionmaking, and proactively work to insure our classrooms, our neighborhoods, our homes and our communities are places of mutual respect where bullying behavior is not tolerated and is appropriately addressed, both responsively and proactively, by a variety of constituents.
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- TEACH Act vs Fair Use by Jodie Bowie (February 2013) - 2013
- Moveable Feast Offers Tools for Multimedia, Mobile Walking Tours - 2012
- Socioclean Can Help Clean Up Your Digital Footprint - 2011
- Beware of Non-Admin Facebook Page Posts - 2011
- Storytelling with Scratch - 2011
- Use TweepML to follow EduCon 2010 participants - 2010
- Discussing the importance of good questions and inquiry with Kiwi primary teachers, YouTube karaoke - 2009
- Collaborative Learning Using Web 2.0 Tools by Erin Freeman and Heath Sawyer - 2009
- Responses to Growing Up Online - 2008
- Learning should be an invitation, not a mandate - 2008