My thinking in this is that people know me. That know what I stand for. Would me "retweeting" a certain picture matter if my students saw it? Or even my own child? I also approach this with my own family and athletes. If you are being recruited by colleges you need to take a serious look at what you share on social media. There have been coaches who have rescinded scholarships and districts that have stripped awards because of unwise social media posts.
Another article that was brought to my attention is from The IJReview. "Under the common law, parents are responsible to reasonably supervise the actions of their children and may be held liable for failing to control conduct which presents an unreasonable risk of harm to others."
Parents, be involved! Know who your kids are talking to, know who is talking to them. If they are being being cyberbullied, talk with them about how to respond. Don't assume that someone else will step up and handle it.
October is National Bullying Prevention Month! Talk with your kids about their classmates, encourage kindness.....
There is a hashtag on Twitter that encourages girls to #gangupforgood. Check it out and remember "MEANSTINKS!"