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Wed, Mar 11, 2009

Deploying Sarcasm Against Digital Abuse: That’s Not Cool.com

I recently came across this really interesting site dealing with violations of appropriate behavior in digital communication environments like mobile, IM and social networking. The site, called That’s Not Cool helps young people identify inappropriate behaviors with various video clips and skits and it provides CallOut Cards with a decidedly sarcastic tone that can be sent or posted in response to problematic behavior. Topics include textual harassment, privacy problems, pressure to share revealing pictures, constant messaging, cell phone problems, and rumor-spreading. The site also provides forums for discussing topics and a live chat tool for reaching out for help to the National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline. Nicely done…

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Posted by: Bill Warters on 2009 03 11 | Filed under Conflict Resolution  

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