Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 12/18/2012

  • Disability and Representation» Blog Archive » No, You Are Not Adam Lanza’s Mother and Yes, Your Kid’s Privacy Matters

    This is a very true post about how the mom who wrote the viral post about mental health didn’t protect the privacy of her 13 year old son. I totally agree. She should have written it anonymously – she’s forever harmed her own child. “I’m even more appalled that so very few adults seem to care about the potential impact on her son. She is either getting kudos all around for being so brave, so honest, so real, or she is being called out for being retrograde in her attitudes about mental illness and violence. But very few have commented about the effect on her son. It’s as though they’ve written him off. He’s just a talking point. A springboard for discussion. An avatar of people’s worst fears. But not a child struggling.”

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