Survey: Many teachers view social media use as risky

02/11/2014 | American City Business Journals

While 47% of teachers who responded to a recent survey said they believed students could benefit from using social media as part of lessons, a greater percentage believe risks outweigh the potential benefits. The survey by Rochester, N.Y.-based Harris Interactive found that 18% of teachers use social media to connect with students and parents. Some teachers -- 69% of respondents -- said they worried about parents using social media to monitor their private lives.

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