Monday, July 23, 2007

11. Concerns with Web 2.0 in School

Teenagers find Web 2.0's high level of interactivity with real friends and the real world to be compellingly attractive. Adults are often unaware and uniformed about the Web 2.0 sites that their children and students frequent. As a result, otherwise responsible teachers, administrators and parents don't have a realistic understanding of the potential dangers or benefits of Web 2.0, and they are not in a position to provide meaningful guidance to teens or pre-teens. Below is a discussion of some of the Web 2.0 issues that schools and homes should understand and address:

The video above focuses on reasons why schools need to be wary of social networking sites. Teachers and students in the video below acknowledge potential dangers, but they emphasize the educational and social value that they, as users, experience.

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