I have been thinking a lot lately about the permanence of the internet. Last year there was a video posted of one teacher giving another teacher a lap dance at a pep rally. A student at the pep rally recorded the teachers doing this. Take a look at the video.
This video last year got me thinking about how technology can ruin lives. This past week there was a new reminder of the permanance of the internet. A student at UCLA made some very racist remarks directed at Asian students in the university. I know that in both of these instances these people probably wish that they could take this back. However, the internet is forever. I think in my future classroom I will teach my student this lesson and talk about how to use technology and the internet responsibly.