Tuesday, March 29, 2011

New article up on MercatorNet

It's about bullying, and YouTube's role. (Hey, I made it to the Main Page this time...woohoo!)

The coverage seems to have been immediately helpful to Casey: he is less likely to be bullied from now on—unless of course, it backfires at some future point, “revenge fantasies” being inherently self-perpetuating. The media coverage of this story certainly hasn’t been helpful to teachers and schools—I’m probably not the only one asking where the school staff was during the altercation in question. (Perhaps at a union meeting discussing their demands not to have to do playground supervision outside of classroom hours.) Not that teachers are entirely (or even mostly) responsible for solving this huge problem. I agree with NY Times columnist Lisa Belkin, when she asks: “Where were the parents?”

1 comment:

  1. Congrats on making the main page, Mrs. P.