edu.cyn.in – Social Software in Schools
Maybe it’s time that there be a service that’s only for kids.
— Jason Calacanis at 1:13:29 into TWiST #50 Anniversary Show
Lon Harris, Creative Director at ThisWeekIn brought up an interesting story on Anthony Orsini, the principal at Benjamin Franklin Middle School in Ridgewood, who sent out an e-mail Wednesday morning asking parents to help him get all of his students off social networks and keep careful track of their text messages.
“Please do the following: sit down with your child (and they are just children still) and tell them that they are not allowed to be a member of any social networking site. Today! …”
— As covered by New Jersey Principal Asks Parents To Ban Facebook, Social Networking, Text Messaging – wcbstv.com
His basic concern is about bullying & how these social sites empower cyber-bullying. In response, Jason & Lon go on about how to deal with children, the Internet & even offer a few novel solutions for the car / auto-insurance industry. (I love the Key one, myself.) But, my favorite prosposed solution was Jason’s at 1:13:29 into the show:
Maybe it’s time that there be a service that’s only for kids… I think maybe that’s the solution
In all fairness, Jason doesn’t know about edu.cyn.in but I thank him for the words of encouragement, again!