Tweet by CBC’s Fresh Air – Saturday, February 6, 2016
Since Facebook arrived in my Secondary School in the fall of 2005, my role as Vice Principal, and now as Principal, has included educating and guiding teenagers in their use of Social Media.
Our refrain of “never capture someone’s image without their permission”, and “always consider your audience”, seem to be a message that has been missed by our trusted national broadcaster: the CBC.
As I drove to my grad school class (I’m a student too!) on Saturday morning, with CBC Radio’s “Fresh Air” as my companion, I was shocked and dismayed to hear host Mary Ito (@cbcfreshair) laughing at the plight of a young person who fell asleep on his second day at a new job.
I have rarely been brought to tears by a radio broadcaster.
We have worked so hard with our young people, to focus on character traits, learning skills, and a growth mindset. And then a respected broadcaster publicly shames someone, and celebrates that his work colleagues took advantage of him.
This seems juvenile and thoughtless.
This is one time that I’m GLAD that my students don’t listen to CBC, ’cause I won’t have to explain this on Monday!
Can anyone suggest another radio station in the GTA? I need to reset my car radio.
Tweet me @terrywhitmell with suggestions.
#neverputanyonedown #manners #considerate #empathy