“An IM novel is a modern interpretation of the epistolary,” a novel written as a series of letters, diaries, newspaper clippings, and other documents.These popular 18th century novels, often about amorous affairs, were told through the exchange of letters between lovers; more complex tales dealt with adventure and intrigue: letters were delivered to the wrong hands, some were faked, and others were hidden from characters.Today’s i Kids, accessing data as MP3s and JPEGs, think and process information differently than older generations.So, the popularity of young adult novels like Lauren Myracle’s ttyl and l8r, g8r, written in snappy instant messages on pages resembling online chat windows, is not surprising.I may have learned to read this way, but memorizing letter sequences was not the way to learn to spell.I really didn’t fully understand the English spelling system until I was in my 40’s, when I was introduced to multisensory, systematic instruction.“It’s the right way to tell certain stories in particular,” says Cynthia Leitich Smith, an author and professor in the Writing for Children and Young Adults Program at the Vermont College of Fine Arts.
What Kids Need to Know: Since most cyberbullying takes place at home, it's important that parents know about cyberbullying and that they get involved in preventing it.
Don’t be afraid to say how you really feel and what help you really need.
The chats are confidential, unless you or someone else's life is in danger, but even the action taken in these circumstances will be for your benefit.
Just like parents help their kids avoid inappropriate websites, they can protect them from cyberbullying.
One of the important aspects is to understand how to interact with the integral colleagues online.