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Friday, October 12, 2012

Middle School - "Iron-Gated Prison"?

Had to pass this on - the topic for This American Life on KUOW at 11 am tomorrow (10/13), will be...middle school.

It's a tough age and, for parents, the shortest period of time that your child will spend at any one school.

And, in the old days, if you wanted to spread a rumor about someone, you had to make phone call after phone call (not that I ever did).

Now, it's post it on Facebook and the whole WORLD will hear about it.  I honestly can't imagine seeing a personal lie printed where the whole world can see it when you are just 12 years old. 

5 comments:

mirmac1 said...

Port Coquitlam teen driven to death by cyberbullying

Talk to your children NOW! There are MANY resources online for parents, educators and students about bullying. Please do your research and make sure your child's school is passing along the message of no-tolerance for bullies, anwhere, anytime.

seattle citizen said...

October is anti-bullying month.
Here is a wonderfully articulate four minute video addressing bullying, by a newscaster an emailer said was overweight and therefore a poor role-model:

CBS WKBT News Anchor's On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (Oct. 2nd, 2012)

seattle citizen said...

October is anti-bullying month.
Here is a wonderfully articulate four minute video addressing bullying, by a newscaster an emailer said was overweight and therefore a poor role-model:

CBS WKBT News Anchor's On-Air Response to Viewer Calling Her Fat (Oct. 2nd, 2012)

mirmac1 said...

What is YOUR student's school doing about bullying? Please let us know.

Kristin said...

It is one of the many reasons I love the K-8 model that Pinehurst K-8 is providing my daughter. Currently a second grader, I choose this school for this reason. Now I am working to fight their proposal to basically eliminate our school and potentially sever our K-8 neighbor Jane Addams in the process. http://www.SavePinehurst.org