Bullying in our schools
Recently, a story swept across the nation, of a youth (Tyler Clementi) who committed suicide after his college roommate broadcast an intimate moment between Tyler and another young man. It reminded me of a close friend I had when I was younger, who was taunted for being gay at the young age of 13. He jumped off of the Golden Gate Bridge. I know we are concerned about our educational system, and most discussions here are geared towards improving classrooms, etc. I am concerned about what happens in the classrooms between students.
Cyber-bullying is a real threat. Lately, we have read stories of it affecting our youth over and over again. It's time to put rules in place...but how can teachers and schools monitor cyber-bullying, when most of it takes place online, and not in the classroom?