Schools Tackle Social MediaAs students head back to school many will face new social media policies outlined by their schools. Many schools will try to block or monitor sites like Facebook and Twitter. But, other educators are looking for ways to use social media for homework or to to share books in conversations not only in the classroom but on a global scale.
■Class discussion: What are your school's policies on using social media? How much time do you spend on social media? What are your parents' rules about using sites like Facebook and Twitter? Find news reports about how people have gotten into trouble on social media. Find reports on how social media has helped someone. Is anything you write or do online really private? How do companies use all the information you put online?