Today is Stop Cyberbullying Day and I felt I should post something about it. Fortunately I have never been a victim, but when I was still in the classroom I certainly had to speak to my students about it as they (by grade 6) were already starting. I don't know why people think it is acceptable to do things behind the annonymity of a computer that they would never do face to face.
I was horrified recently to read about the plight of Kathy Sierra. I cannot imagine what she must be feeling. Blogs have been a rich source of educational exchange for many of us. It would be tragic if people stopped writing out of fear caused by a few deranged individuals.
Here are a few sites that might be helpful for teachers, students and parents
We all have to spread the word to educate people to behave responsibly, whether on line or in other areas of their lives.