Rather than fail our students by not realizing the full potential of social networking we need to remember the old line of being alert and not alarmed.
Knowledge is power. If we don’t teach students how to travel safely in the cyber world who is going too?
If we live in fear we miss life and opportunity. Students need to be taught to think, to be alert so they don’t get hurt.
I totally agree and actually wrote a blog post along a similar line last week. “Why I Think Blogs Should be Open” http://primarytech.global2.vic.edu.au/2010/07/22/why-i-think-blogs-should-be-open/
That Age article was interesting – quite sad really.