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Cover Story - August 16, 2013

Bringing lessons on social kindness into cyberspace

Window of opportunity to teach kids is in elementary, middle school

by Terri Lobdell

Many adults are puzzled by the mean comments and offensive material most teens consider normal on social media, given that the behavior flies in the face of what youth are taught in school from an early age about kindness, respect and inclusiveness. Most kids act in ways that are caring and respectful in class and at home, adults report.

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Posted by Looky here!, a resident of Community Center
on Aug 16, 2013 at 12:20 pm

Just look at the mean comments often posted on this forum! The faceless anonymity of the Internet allows people to say things they would say in a face-to-face situation.

Posted by Jules Mayfield, a resident of another community
on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:15 pm

What ever happened to "do unto others as you would have them do unto you"?