Officials consider guidelines for teachers' Facebook use

09/17/2009 | KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

Schools across the country are debating how to use social-networking sites. South Dakota's Sioux Falls public-school district has banned teachers from accepting students as "friends" on sites such as Facebook. But at Catholic schools in the city, teachers use social media as an extension of classroom teaching by posting homework assignments and communicating with students. Administrators in favor of less restrictive policies say educators' ethics apply everywhere and that online relationships should be strictly business.

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KELO-TV (Sioux Falls, S.D.)

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