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Kids Can’t Make Mistakes Anymore….

generationtextonline Protecting our Kids from the Dangers of Cyberbullying

Kids can’t make mistakes anymore….Do you remember being a senior in high school? What if you or I were growing up in 2012 and one of the mistakes we made resulted in being expelled from high school in our senior year and losing our scholarship to go to college? Use this story as a reference when talking to teens about a digital footprint. Our kids deserve to know that an online “joke” or a “senior prank” could cost them their dreams….

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/chris-latour-massachusett_n_2239867.html

Jill Brown

Generation Text Online

jill.brown@GenerationTextOnline.com

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The Duke December 15, 2012 at 04:54 PM
Seems we are more forgiving to drug offenders than to minors who use bad judgment on social media. Community service might have been a better option.
Help time December 18, 2012 at 01:09 PM
When Westfield teacher Brendan Hickey made a mistake, he broke the law. The s hook district responded by allowing him to retain his teaching certificate by not filing tenure charges against him. What kind of message are we sending our students? It's OK to break the law and possess marijuana, and keep your job teaching the same children you are supposed to be somewhat of a role model to. Ultimately, parents should be the first line of defense against the poor judgement and decisions a child makes. Mistakes will happen and they can be forgiven with leniency. However, when a law is broken and that "mistake" frays the fabric of morals, the culprit is exposed to another level of consequences. Do the crime, do the time.
JERSEY GIRL December 18, 2012 at 05:02 PM
I couldnt agree with you more. Dont know how he looks his coworkers/students in the face everyday to be honest.I would have lost all respect for him.

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