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HOW DO YOU TEACH KIDS ABOUT TEXTING? BRING IN THE TEENAGERS

How do you teach tech-savvy kids to safely navigate the digital world? In Germany, you bring in the teenagers.

On a recent day, 18-year-old Chantal Hueben stood in front of a group of fifth-graders and asked them to brainstorm about the messaging program Whatsapp, which most are using to participate in a group chat for their class. They spoke about themes like cyberbullying and what material is OK to post.

“Many are not really aware yet of the impact their messages can have on others,” says Hueben, dressed all in black except for white sneakers. “We’re teaching

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