Social Media and Schools in Florida

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

While school district officials have wrestled with the issue of whether to set boundaries for teachers and coaches when texting and communicating with students using social media, high school students may have come up with an answer.

Tori Selby, the student school board representative, proposed during Tuesday's school board meeting to continue allowing educators to communicate with students via cell phone and online, but with conditions.

They would first have to receive parents' permission to use their child's cell phone or social media page as a means to communicate. Secondly, Selby said coaches and teachers could then only send out mass messages to all team or class members -- not individual students.

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