Monday, August 13, 2007

Do You Block MySpace and YouTube?

Educators are now reconsidering blocks on sites such as MySpace, Facebook and YouTube. Here's part of the reason why:

Students report that one of the most common topics of conversation on the social networking scene is education. Almost 60 percent of students who use social networking talk about education topics online and, surprisingly, more than 50 percent talk specifically about schoolwork.

Safety policies remain important, as does teaching student about online safety and responsible online expression, but students may learn these lessons while they’re actually using social networking tools.
- The National School Board Association