Homeschooling, Unschooling, & Free / Democratic / Non-traditional Learning
Bill had a great class which stressed the importance that cyberbullying is not not a technology issue, but more of an emotional development issue. Kids will be cruel when they are insecure and immature. They are trying to find a voice. Teaching them netiquette is the best way to model how to be a person that can respond with forethought and responsibility. Teaching students to see the results of their actions helps to develop empathy.One of the infographics used by Bill shows brain development and how teens are impulsive. Emotions run wild and reactions take over.Training students to think before reacting is a valuable life lesson, which even some adults could use some training in.