Tween Social Networking & Mobile Simulations ARE COOL!
“That’s Not Cool” is an incredible teacher and parent resource that helps our younger students prepare for technology problems (hopefully) before they materialize. This site makes it easy to be proactive, arming parents and children with video simulations, discussion cards and quizzes to tackle difficult and awkward topics. After all, “Your cell phone, IM, and social networks are all a digital extension of who you are. When someone you’re with pressures you or disrespects you in those places, that’s not cool.”
According to the website, Thatsnotcool.com is “attempting to raise awareness about digital dating abuse and stop it before it gets worse. Sponsored and co-created by the Family Violence Prevention Fund, the Office on Violence Against Women and the Ad Council, the site is designed to address new and complicated problems between teens who are dating or hooking up—problems like constant and controlling texting, pressuring for nude pictures, and breaking into someone’s e-mail or social networking page.”