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  • Out of School Behaviors: A Principal's Responsibility?

    Early on, my greatest challenge was keeping the children safe from the social cruelty they felt from their peers. Finding solutions to this problem led me to my doctoral research, on the topic of teachers helping to end bullying in their classrooms. Together, we have created a culture of civility in our children and have taught them to be ―allies‖ and ―upstanders‖ to their classmates. However, with the advent of social networking, texting, YouTube videos, and constant access to each other’s worlds, the challenges have become greater. The question becomes, where does my responsibility end, both morally and legally?