How do you teach kids about texting? Bring in the teenagers


  • TECH
  • Thursday, 13 Jun 2019

Senior students and media scouts Leon Zielinski and Chantal Hueben, in the background, teach younger pupils during a lesson in social media and internet at a comprehensive school in Essen, Germany, Monday, March 18, 2019. According to experts and teachers the peer projects in which teenagers teach their younger schoolmates how to stay safe and sane online have proven to be especially successful in Germany. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

ESSEN, Germany: How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers. 

On a recent day, 18-year-old Chantal Hueben stood in front of a group of fifth-graders and asked them to brainstorm about the messaging program WhatsApp, which most are using to participate in a group chat for their class. They spoke about themes like cyberbullying and what material is OK to post. 

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