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BPL: The Importance of Teaching Digital Citizenship Skills

Close cropped screenshot of cell phone screen containing more than 10 social media/online tech icons including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
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Chad A. Rose, director of Mizzou Ed Bully Prevention Lab at the University of Missouri, who studies cyberbullying, understands both sides of the debate around phones in schools, but thinks bans on phone use are unrealistic and unproductive. “I tend to fall on the side of smartphones are a useful tool; social media is a useful tool, and we just have to teach kids how to use them appropriately,” he says.


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