Schools and Twitter- putting students in an awkward position?

Contributed by Lexie Maitland, guest blogger. I'm getting ready to start my junior year of high school.  With a couple of years under my belt, I'm pretty well acquainted with my school's use of social media, particularly Twitter.  Ever since I began high school and started getting involved with various clubs and sports, I've noticed that the school ...

Frienedy- the new social media platform you need to try

If you haven't had a chance to check this out yet, you should. Frienedy (www.frienedy.com) is a new social media platform with the premise of group networking, enhanced privacy, and compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). We talk about being the first generation of parents who are faced with parenting a completely electronic ...

School communication with families- an easier way?

There seriously HAS to be a better way. I cannot be the only parent on the planet who lives in a constant state of "what in the world am I forgetting today" throughout the school year.  There is SO MUCH PAPER that comes home from school daily.  And, after I'm done triaging the small forest of trees that ...

How should schools treat sexting?

Where does accountability begin? In an age where our kids' phones are almost literally a physically appendage, we see stories online and in the news every day about teenagers sexting. Sadly, in too many cases, a nude photo will be taken and sent to another- who in turn makes the devastatingly horrible choice to post it in ...

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