“Facebook has added an incredible complexity to our lives and relationships for one simple reason: it is in writing. The courts have always put things “in writing” in higher esteem above word of mouth. Now that we are inundated with video, text, and photographs and a set of complex relationships – we end up with things “in writing” that are distributed far beyond our true “friends” into places that get us in trouble.”
“But the question is – what does it take to create a whole-school response to Digital Citizenship? What it takes is a Principal with vision, and determination to break through traditional structures to get where we need to go.”
I think that banning cell phones and removing them from schools is NOT the right answer. You might as well dam the Mississippi in a few weeks during flood season. See if that will hold!It would be like banning cars because too many kids die in traffic accidents. Not realistic. We have to co-exist with cars because they are part of our society and the way we get around.