The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship

The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship

harassment_octo10.jpgCyberbullying is back in the spotlight with the recent suicide of a Rutgers University freshman following his roommate's posting online of a video of him engaged in sex with another man. And many pundits and legislators are now calling for more stringent laws around cyberbullying and online harassment.

Bullying is, of course, nothing new although undoubtedly, the Internet has changed the speed and the breadth with which cruel behaviors, comments, photos, and videos can be spread. And it has extended the persistence of this information as well.


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