Last month, the Federal Communications Commission cleared up confusion that led many schools to block social media websites for fear of losing e-Rate funds, writes Nora Carr, chief of staff for Guilford County Schools in North Carolina. FCC officials now say social media is not necessarily harmful to students. However, Carr warns that districts still must develop acceptable use policies regarding Facebook, Twitter and YouTube in the classroom and schools still are obligated to teach students how to behave online.

Related Summaries