"Lord Of The Flies" is right! We need to be explicit with kids about what is acceptable online AND in person. Kids are with us 6 hours a day or more-- perfect opportunity to practice manners, show empathy and respect for each other. Did you see Beth Newingham's bucket filler post? Pls click and paste, http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/04/are-your-students-bucket-fillers.html.
Acts of kindness are the perfect thing to blog about. When kids write two or three simple sentences about a respectful or kind digital citizen, it makes both parties feel great and sets the STANDARD for netiquette. We take a picture of both parties and post it along with their comments.
Danielle, what grade do you teach? Please keep in touch. I would love to know what works for your students.
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