Issues for Young People and Blogging

Issues for Young People and Blogging.

Some schools are asking students or creating policies requiring students to remove their blogs from the public internet.

The article
is about a Roman Catholic high school ordering its students to remove
personal blogs from the Internet. They are not talking about
censorship, they are trying to protect young people from
cyberpredators. I've heard similar stories from several educators who
are worried that the combination of blogging and student's general
greater willingness to provide personal information on-line can to be a
dangerous combination.

Though the article pushes the “no blogging policy” towards a free
speech debate, its really more about responsible Internet use for teens
and giving students a “safer” place to blog. As schools continue their
adoption of blogging tools as a great way to communicate in the
classroom and help kids learn to write, they also need to consider
their potential downside and find ways to mitigate that danger.

I think we all have a lot to learn here  [Scott Young's Radio Weblog]

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