As I read Dad banning txts I was thinking how we always clamp down the dictatorial approach when something new arrives; our beliefs don’t mesh; or we just don’t understand what is important to other groups in societies. Why couldn’t we sit down with those invested and, as Socrates et al set up – establish new social norms. MS or HS students set up the norms and socially accepted usage through argument and justification – like we do when “oppression” rains down on us. We have all tried to stick it to the man during our lives….now we are the man.
To me, the article Bullying has little…. resonated the most with me. Empathy and bullying are not issues related to techonology but society. Cyber bullying, is bullying. How do we deal with that? Poorly as schools and societies in general. Who needs the help? Like most situations, the bully. The problems are the same – heartache and depression on both sides of the relationship. The need is not the use or misuse of technology one but how society is equipped to support those crying out for help albeit manifested.