Saturday, October 30, 2010

Compulsory Anti-Cyberbullying Training?

Part of the problem with having Washington in charge of everything is the uniform/blanket way the federal government deals with perceived problems. Was not part of the original appeal of having a federal republic the idea of a "laboratory of democracy", wherein individual states could experiment with what works with its own people, local culture, and the like?

Does something like this really need to be mandated in just about every school in the country?

Schools receiving subsidies for Internet service will have to teach students about the perils of cyberbullying and the responsible use of social networking sites, the U.S. telecommunications regulator said on Friday.

Cyberbullying "happens when teens use the Internet, cell phones, or other devices to send or post text or images intended to hurt or embarrass another person," and it's a problem for nearly half of all U.S. teens, according to the National Crime Prevention Council.

of all teens? Really? I'm skeptical, to say the least.

1 comment:

Rhymes With Right said...

I hate the mandate, but this needs to be taught -- right after we get a standardized definition of cyberbullying.