Colin Campbell of the Clayton News-Star and News & Observer reports that the Johnston school board has approved new policies regulating student and teacher use of social media. The board wants principals to be able to crack down on bullying and other harassment.
Campbell reports that principals could discipline students for posted comments as if the student had made the comment at school. Also, teachers can't use social media to communicate with students, parents or co-workers. So a teacher cannot "friend" a student on Facebook. It will be interesting to see if other school systems follow Johnston's lead. --John Drescher