Rosalind addresses the TEDxTeachersCollege on creating a school climate where all students are treated with dignity and all adults are empowered to make that possible.
Beginning with AC360′s first bullying special in the fall of 2010 following the Tyler Clementi suicide, Anderson Cooper and his producers have never ceased to impress me with their dedication to this topic, and their willingness to examine and discuss it in a way that inspires real conversation and action. In October of 2011 we put together what I believe is another truly fantastic special, AC360′s, “Bullying: It Stops Here.” Watch it here, now .
Rosalind answers a question from 13-year old Jillian who is being harassed by a boy about her chest size. She wants to solve the problem, but is justly worried that her parents will call the school and the whole thing will blow up in her face. What can she do?
Rosalind answers a question from Charlotte who has learned that her 14-year-old niece is sending provocative texts to boys. She thinks she and her parents should talk to Charlotte about this and how it might affect her life, but is worried that she will freak out about them violating her privacy. But is there such a thing as privacy in the world of electronic communication? And what happens when a daughter’s need for privacy collides with a parent’s need to keep her safe?
Rosalind answers a question from Dominique, who has been asked to monitor her 17-year old nephew’s online activities by his mother. She’s worried that doing so will amount to spying on her nephew, but ever since he started producing Hip-Hop and sharing it on-line his grades have been slipping. Should she tell his mother “no,” and respect her nephew’s privacy, or do she and his mother have the same right to see what he’s posting as everyone else?