Discussion Module. The Burn Journals by Brent Runyon. Summary : Brent Runyon was 14 years old when he set himself on fire. In this book, Runyon describes that suicide attempt and his recovery over the following year.
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The Situation Henry was a shy sixth-grader who recently arrived at school from out of state. The postings became nastier, and soon some students were making loud comments in the lunchroom and on the playground. A teacher overhead some of the names, and asked Henry what was going on. He described the social media page and the cyberbullying.
Fresh look at teen cliques makes `Mean Girls click
Whether your kids are old enough to have seen Mean Girls yet or not, you have probably heard of the original Burn Book made famous by the movie. It's a physical book filled with anonymous insults, rumors, and gossip written by high school girls. Well, that fictional book that took bullying to an entirely new level has become a reality in digital form — the free, downloadable Burnbook app that plenty of kids across the country are already using. Here's how it works: You download the app onto your iOS or Android phone, and then based on your location, the app will find the "communities" schools closest to you. You can then view the feed of posts in your community or create your own posts about any topic.
For these same reasons, Google Docs has also become popular in schools, with many children using it for schoolwork, homework assignments, and even group projects. When you share it with a friend, however, it becomes one large text conversation. You can invite as many people to join the conversation as you want, and everyone can contribute in real time. Kids have turned to chatting in Google Docs in class out of necessity. Classroom chats in Google Docs can then pick up right where they left off when kids get home.