Then, discuss your results with a partner or your class.
When her 10-year-old daughter announced that she had gone on a date to the park with a boy and he’d asked her to the prom, Rebecca Levey was astounded.
Listen to the conversation and answer the questions. The men are introducing themselves to a woman named Sarah. Interview a teacher, friend, or other family member on the questions in the Post-Listening Exercise.
They also unintentionally function as online dating sites for the elementary and middle school set.
Online dating for middle schoolers is pretty primitive. " Kids pair off by asking "say 123 if u want me" and break up just as abruptly — like, five minutes later — by dropping a quick "brb" and then disappearing to another server.
"First, you find a good looking one," one user explained in a You Tube video entitled "How to get a girlfriend on Fantage." "Then you ask her to be ur girlfriend. Boyfriends and girlfriends can do little besides chat, go to the virtual pizza parlor, play games against each other, and send heart emoticons back and forth.
Fantage is one of many free and paid virtual worlds that have attracted 66.4 million active users from age seven to 13, according to virtual world research firm KZero.
It’s completely natural that your tween wants to rush into all the things he or she sees older kids doing. Just because a particular choice is the “norm” these days doesn’t make it a good choice.