Talking to Teens about the Rise of Gossip Sites

A Golden Opportunity

After the events of last week we urge you to click on the article below and engage your teenagers in a conversation about the recent  emergence of ‘gossip sites’. While we have successfully had Facebook close the most recent site we do know it wasn’t the first and that it won’t be the last. It is incumbent on us all; educators and parents to use this as golden opportunity to speak to our students and children about digital citizenship, digital responsibility and digital reputation.

This week it will certainly be a topic of conversation between Heads of Campus and our Students so we encourage you to add to this around the dinner table tonight.

http://www.news-mail.com.au/story/2011/05/28/the-rise-of-the-cyber-bully-bundaberg-secrets/

About Renata Rowe

Deputy Head of Campus/Head of Secondary, Ivanhoe Grammar School, Plenty Campus This blog is the School's way of helping our parents and teachers understand and experience the cyber world that their children live in. We post stories about the latest cyber safety issues, and the latest social mediums that their children and teens might be using. We believe that teaching children and teens to be good Digital Citizen from a young age will protect them and their reputations. Our parents have been delighted and have subscribed so that they can receive our updates - we post about once or twice a week. So subscribe - its easy to do, just enter your email address in the box in the top righthand corner of the home page and posts will automatically be delivered to you.
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