Have you ever imagined having your own superpower? What would it be?
Recently, a classroom of children was asked this tantalizing question. Their objective was to focus on one of their talents and develop that into a superhero character. Their amazing powers ranged from being a great hockey player, to sounding out words, and caring for animals. Each child had something unique and positive to offer during the assignment. It was a great reminder for the school community that everyone has value and talents.
Unfortunately, this lesson isn’t always taken to heart by the student body. Lately, the evening news has been filled with negative headlines about online harassment. Why is cyberbullying so prevalent and what can we do to stop it?
By Amy Williams
By Mia J. Salaz
By Jamie Freed
Asperger/Autism Network (AANE)