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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Accountability for Public Behavior

Remember -- YOU are the parent!

It's so important to keep your kids away from dangerous weapons, to teach them how to use them safely, and to keep a close eye when they're playing with dangerous weapons, because lots of people can get hurt...

I came across this article - "Administator Sues Students over MySpace Page" -- by Karla Yeh at the Student Press Law Center. I'm glad it's showing up on a law site, because its an indication of just how serious an issue we're dealing with. And it will only get more serious.

From the article:

Clark High School Assistant Principal Anna Draker sued two of her students last month for libel after they allegedly made personal attacks against her using the Web site MySpace.com....Draker claims Benjamin Schreiber and Ryan Todd, both 16 years old, created a MySpace profile for her and posted false information, including doctored photographs, fabricated quotes and information indicating Draker was a lesbian.

Draker is suing both kids for libel, and the parents for negligence. One child is also charged with computer fraud, which is a felony.

So here's a perfect example of what I've posted previously:

  1. Parents are responsible for the family
  2. Parents are responsible for their children's behavior in public
  3. Internet behavior is public behavior.
Don't wait for your family to become a victim of your child's unsupervised public -- Internet -- behavior. Take action to educate and protect your kids.

Today.

1 Comments:

  • I was just about to send you this story, but (as usual) you are all over it!

    This blog is a great resource - thanks for the important work you do!

    By Anonymous Joshua Sneed, at October 12, 2006 3:40 PM  

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