Clearly, what goes around comes around. I used to do homework on the schoolbus (we won’t go into how long ago), and now – since so much homework involves the Internet, apparently – students can now do homework on schoolbuses. IF they’re Wi-Fi-enabled, of course. And the Internet’s presence, interestingly, on the bus seems to be having a calming effect – see “Wi-Fi Turns Rowdy Bus Into Rolling Study Hall” in the New York Times. “Behavioral problems [offline ones, anyway] have virtually disappeared,” it adds, since a school in Vail, Ariz., “mounted a mobile Internet router to bus No. 92’s sheet-metal frame.” Now they’re going to have to train bus drivers in digital citizenship instruction too!
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NetFamilyNews – by Anne Collier
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- At the IGF: Youth participation = greater youth e-safety
- Enabling peer protection: Knowledge is empowerment
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- Dealing with the nasties online
- Leadership in bullying prevention and so much more
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Analysis & News – by Larry Magid
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- IGF attendees complain about censorship in Turkey while some advocate it for youth
- Internet Governance Forum topics include human rights, network neutrality and child protection
- Protecting children online needs to allow for their right to free speech
- It’s time for schools to upgrade both technology and pedagogy
- Why Google (and Facebook) should admit kids under 13
- As Ferguson struggles, Georgia teens create app to rate police departments
- Tech can make driving dangerous, but also safer