How I Use It
Students constantly want to know their rights when it comes to the real world. This website offers students a chance to explore questions they may have around a wide variety of topics, including crime and punishment, student rights at school, digital rights, and many more! I refer my students to this website when they have questions and often ask them to create editorials around their rights. We have also used this as a resource for our blogs and class debates. This could also be a resource for students outside of class, since they can confidentially ask questions to legal experts.
I really like this product and feel that it helps students find answers to questions that teens often have. I especially like the articles written by teens since I feel students are often more likely to listen to their peers than their teachers. The website also offers a great resource directory for teens and parents. I love that parents are included in this education process and feel they are a critical element to most legal proceedings involving teens. There are also chat rooms for teens and parents so they can reach out to other teens and parents. My only concern is that there is some background information given about the judge (Tom, a retired juvenile court judge), but his credentials are not available to be checked. Since I stress to my students the importance of verifying sources, this was a concern for both me and my students.