Friday, November 8, 2013

Silent conversation: pranks and bullying

Pranks cross the line when another person feels unsafe, that's when they become bullying. The only way to know is if the person getting pranked speaks up and tells the instigator to stop because they are feeling insecure.

My friends and I pull pranks on each other and others all the time. I guess I may have done a couple that went too far, but I never felt regretful unless the person was actually felt unsafe or bullied, but other then that I didn't care, usually cause we don't prank people who can't handle it.

I don't think the NFL should have to monitor bullying in locker rooms or anything along the lines of that, locker room and team behavior is the coaching staffs job, to make sure that their team is working well together.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Silent conversation: social monitoring by schools

I firmly believe schools should not be allowed to spy and collect data on students social media, and other devices. I believe it is violation of privacy and those who breach this should be punished. Also if this happens to be legalized and spying is allowed then I don't believe school should be able to use data they collected to punish students unless they act upon the words they spew on the Internet. There is a difference between saying your going to beat the crap out of a kid, and actually following through with it. Schools need to go back to the old ways where they watch over us in school and stop the surveillance once we leave.