dear parent

  teacher

  administrator

  board member

     

don't teach your kids to read

  for the Web

  to scan

    RSS

    aggregate

    synthesize

 

don't teach your kids to write

  online


pen and paper aren't going anywhere

since when do kids need an audience?


no need to hyperlink

  make videos

    audio

      Flash

      

no connecting, now


no social networking

  or online chat

  or comments

  or PLNs

blogs and twitter?

  how self-absorbed

  what a bunch of crap


and definitely, absolutely, resolutely, no cell phones


block it all

lock it down

keep it out


it's evil, you know

  there's bad stuff out there

    gotta keep your children safe

    

don't you know collaboration is just another word for cheating?

don't you know how much junk is out there?

haven't you ever heard of sexting?

  of cyberbullying?


a computer 24-7? no thanks

  I don't want them

    creating

      sharing

        thinking

          learning

you know they're just going to look at porn

  and hook up with predators

we can't trust them

don't do any of it, please

  

really





'cause I'm doing all of it with my kids


can't wait to see who has a leg up in a decade or two

can you?