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Re: [K12OSN] OT: "MySpace.com" or "policies for when computer use leads to assault and battery on campus"

For a real-life example of similar, this happened recently at a local district - thankfully not mine as I understand the law enforcement involvement took some amount of work on the part of tech staff there:

Jim Hays wrote:
You say you are young enough to participate in many of the same tech activities as the kids. I take that to mean that you haven't had a lot of experience in the educational world. This "laissez faire" attitude is real nice until a group of FBI agents and Homeland Security Agents and State Police show up at the front door and you as the technology coordinator get pulled into the middle of a "mess". An hour later one of our most respected teachers was lead away in handcuffs because of what he was doing online.

Now that will change your views on content filtering in a hurry.

Timothy Hart wrote:

On 1/24/06, *Tom Hoffman* <tom hoffman gmail com <mailto:tom hoffman gmail com>> wrote:

    Yes, but doesn't becoming more tech savvy = being able to navigate
    MySpace, etc., oneself?

Yes, I agree.

    There is nothing either fascist or censorial about reading public
    material on the web.  Part of being tech savvy is understanding that.

I am saying that it would be a waste to have someone reading all the material looking for people saying mean things and what not. My point was as we do become more tech savy this will happen automatically.

    The question is whether or not the school has effective methods of
    addressing issues in students lives that aren't strictly punitive
    (advisors, counselors, mentors, therapists, etc.).

I agree also to a point. I do have to point out here that the first line of responsibility if the parent. It takes a parent, not a village to raise a child. The village should support and nuture. I have been reading a lot of material that suggests other wise, so I am kind of wound up on that fact.

I beleive we are on the same page Tom. I think we are just looking at it from different angles.

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