Cyberbullying has become a nationwide crisis with our adolescent students at the forefront of the battle, serving as both the perpetrators and victims. Recently, my middle school hosted an attorney from the state to discuss this issue and its dangers. He was engaging and effective, causing all students to engage in a lively discussion about online identities and Internet safety.
Last week, The New York Times published an interesting and effective article urging all parents to closely monitor their children's Internet usage, especially with social networking sites like Facebook, YouTube, MySpace, and Twitter. I urge all of you to share this important argument with fellow teachers and parents.