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Old 04-18-2017, 06:34 PM
 
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I have a group of very catty girls. They are typically okay in class, but are very two-faced to each other and can be mean to other kids, but usually in a very subtle way. Rarely in front of me, but I know it happens.

I read through their school email accounts on a regular basis. These girls are trouble waiting to happen. There are 3 of them who are constantly emailing each other about who is currently talking to who, and who is mad at who, and why. They discuss whether they should still pretend to be mad/not friends or should they be friends and make so and so jealous, etc. They talk about so and so being a goodie two shoes, etc.

It upsets me to see them acting like this. I want to call them out on it and discuss how this behavior is really going to affect their friendships down the road. However, I'm not sure that I should really do anything about it, because it isn't really a school issue. It's more of a friendship issue between all of them. They know that I have access to all of their email accounts, but I don't know that they really think I read them. I kind of want them to "email freely" because they openly admit things on the emails that I suspect, but don't have confirmation of.

Any advice? Would you talk to them or leave it alone? I'm afraid what jr high will look like if this is how they are in elementary school!


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Girls seem to be getting increasingly nasty to each other every year. When I did Girl Scouts ten years ago, I was truly frightened by some of the way girls treated each other and just accepted that it was okay.

By the way, I believe the word you are looking for is "catty," not caddy.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:40 PM
 
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Oh, you are so right!! I was feeling like "caddy" wasn't right, but I couldn't figure out why. Time for bed!
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I get it
Old 04-18-2017, 08:03 PM
 
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See my post about cyber bullying! I can't believe what's it's coming to
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:27 AM
 
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When I was in the classroom students signed acceptable use policy for any computer work, which included school emails. This was not allowed. Sure you wanna make plans for after school, go ahead, but no being mean.

I'd call them out on it and lock their account if it continued!


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Why do they still have school email accounts?
Old 04-20-2017, 02:06 PM
 
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Lock them out...no more school email accounts.

The computer decided you were being too catty and decided you can no longer send emails!!

If their parents complain, save a copy of the emails and show them to parents. I am sure their parents would not like this cattiness either!
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