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

Mike Ely wrote:
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:

Working this one took up several MONTHS of my time...



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

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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