Her 6th Grade Students Were Getting A Bad Reputation. So She Did A Clever Experiment.
Melissa Bour, a 6th grade teacher from Tulsa, Oklahoma, decided to teach her students a valuable lesson about posting inappropriate pictures on social network sites such as Facebook. After she saw some of her students upload pictures that contained nudity and obscene gestures, she decided to play the same game.
She wrote this note about her students and posted it on her personal Facebook page.
“My 12-year-old students think it is ‘no big deal’ that they are posting pictures of themselves in bras or with their middle finger in the air. Please help me out by sharing this image and commenting with where you live to show these young students how quickly their images can get around.” - Melissa Bour
Her photo ended up going viral. People from all over the country shared it and commented on it. She later removed the photo and updated her Facebook with the following status.
Ms. Bour taught her students a valuable lesson that can't be found in any textbook. Kudos Ms. Bour.