Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Where does the responsibility start and end?



When sharing online learning with young people, like Room5ians, how far should the school go to make sure no one sees anything "dodgy", like advertisements aimed at adults...?
Do we stop young people from watching tv, reading, newspapers, walking down the main street? All of these places have mild adult content everywhere.
Does learning in the real world environment allow teachers to help students understand safe ways to cope with things they will be bombarded with anyway, outside of school?
It's like the cyberbullying issue. We ban phones to avoid txt bullying and worry about kids bullying online, but most if not all bullying happens face to face or in whispers around the playground. Do we ban access to the playground?
What do you think? Kids? Anyone?
Just wondering... :-)

10 comments:

Nei-Nei Neina-Marie said...

You can't stop bullying. Do stop it, everyone would live on an island about a metre wide and long with no contact to anyone else.
It is a normal part of society.

Dreamenchantress said...

Idk why but yr 7s this year seem to love bullying.

mudpies02 said...

Whaddya mean Dreamy?????

I'm not really too sure..... but should make sure we get on top of it quickly when it does happen...

Radioactive5ian said...

well its a bit hard if you kno what i mean... getting on top of it cause half the time teachers are oblivious. not many people wouldtell caue they dont want to be known as narks!

Radioactive5ian said...

oh yeah, i dont really get the comic... it seems as if it needs to go on a bit more and you know... end.

MrWoody said...

Interesting comments, Oh RadioactiveOne

Roo said...

Mr Woody, it is so sad Mudpies is leaving. I cried heaps on Friday.

I think young people need to understand this stuff in a controlled situation, there is no point hiding children away from what they will face at a later stage in life

MrWoody said...

Yes indeed, Roo - Muddie is so lovely. A real champ.
As are you as well :-)

Thanks for the sensible comment on the post. I wish my class could get a little more engaged with the blog this year, but we had some setbacks mid-year.

Snowy said...

OWWWWWWWWWWWW your going to make me cry again roo!!!
What do you mean Mr Woody???

mudpies02 said...

I agree, the comic is slightly unfinished :o)

:D