MySpace Classes Help Protect Kids

The Signal: News for Santa Clarita Valley, California This headline caught my eye straight away… this is the approach I am advocating in dealing with MySpace and social networking in schools… and disruptive technologies in general. Also, I am leading workshops for educators and parents on this very topic.

Interestingly, this is not what it seems at first. The article does not start in talking about classes for kids, but about kids teaching their parents:

Two teens from VIP will facilitate each class and teach parents how to navigate the popular Web site, create their own accounts and alter safety settings for their underage children.

I would love to attend one of these myself! My first workshop for parents is next week, and I still have a lot of prep and testing to do. Good thing I love my work, and this is for a good cause…