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Immediate Communication: Social Media, Safety and the New Norm

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Hunter ChadwickFollow

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The accelerated parent has taken over for their accelerated child. No longer is average acceptable in any realm. All students are above average, good-looking and being recruited by the top academic schools, athletic and fine art programs. The days of having to earn something are not desired and the days of being given an A for a paper that you did not write has become acceptable as long as you are viewed as above average. If we believe (Rose, 2016), then we trust average is being eliminated. Parents expect students to start at the top and stay there. The learning process is about completing courses which has been catapulted by dual enrollment and advanced placement classes. Like the gold rush, there is an extremist movement toward the promised land of leaping ahead of our neighbor's kids and getting a jump start on life. Parents want to know like their children what the answer is to life plans before their children are read for life. Students are faced with the pressures of social media and the new norm of being "on" all the time. Safety in schools may be a thing of the past as bullying never ends with the last school bell due to social media, the internet and texting.

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The accelerated parent has taken over for their accelerated child. No longer is average acceptable in any realm. All students are above average, good-looking and being recruited by the top academic schools, athletic and fine art programs. This work will focus on the growing acceleration of students and their parents.

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Forsyth

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Immediate Communication: Social Media, Safety and the New Norm

Forsyth

The accelerated parent has taken over for their accelerated child. No longer is average acceptable in any realm. All students are above average, good-looking and being recruited by the top academic schools, athletic and fine art programs. The days of having to earn something are not desired and the days of being given an A for a paper that you did not write has become acceptable as long as you are viewed as above average. If we believe (Rose, 2016), then we trust average is being eliminated. Parents expect students to start at the top and stay there. The learning process is about completing courses which has been catapulted by dual enrollment and advanced placement classes. Like the gold rush, there is an extremist movement toward the promised land of leaping ahead of our neighbor's kids and getting a jump start on life. Parents want to know like their children what the answer is to life plans before their children are read for life. Students are faced with the pressures of social media and the new norm of being "on" all the time. Safety in schools may be a thing of the past as bullying never ends with the last school bell due to social media, the internet and texting.