“I don’t like it when people read what I write.”
That’s a direct quote from one of my Art Club kids. I’ve met many students (and adults) who had that same opinion, but this particular student had just finished posting to her Art Club blog.
And she was very surprised when she walked over to me and saw her words on my screen. (I was in the process of approving it for publication on the web.)
We had a nice little conversation about how we should always assume everything we write will be read by somebody, and I think it’s finally sinking in that her actions on a web site make her part of a larger community. Not only that, but now she also knows things she wants to be private should not be placed in a public forum. (No, she didn’t put private stuff in her blog.)
At least, it’s a start.