Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Mobiles blamed for cyberbullying, dubbed 'offensive weapons' - Engadget

Mobiles blamed for cyberbullying, dubbed 'offensive weapons' - Engadget: "As if the UK didn't have enough gadget-related mischievousness going on, here's another liter of fuel for the perpetual fire. NASUWT -- that's the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers for those out of the loop -- is suggesting that mobile phones be classified as 'potentially offensive weapons' and banned from school premises, all because a select few students found it necessary to use their handset to engage in 'cyberbullying.' Apparently, some students have used the camera function in their phones to snap pictures of their instructor, only to then post said images on 'rating websites that can damage teachers' self esteem and careers.' Sheesh, first iPods, now mobiles -- what are kids to do? Study?"

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