Monday, April 25, 2011

Smack-Talk: Social media fights school paddling

Activists against corporal punishment in schools are using social tools to
pressure lawmakers to take action in the 20 states where teachers are still
permitted to hit children in their care. Marc Ecko's Unlimited Justice
campaign uses location-aware tools to provide supporters with information
about spankings and paddling at schools, and encourages them to share the
information and write to lawmakers. "When the state representatives start
getting 50, 100, 200 messages from different people -- of which maybe half
of them are constituents who can vote -- then their staffers have to do
something about it. It sort of levels up the importance," Ecko says.
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