Middle School Educators Finding it Tough to Keep up with Social Media Problems

A new study of U.S. school principals finds that over half are "extremely concerned" about students' use of social media and only 14% feel "very prepared" to help them use social media responsibly.

"It has a tremendous impact on the day-to-day culture of a school," said Daniel Kelley, the president of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the leader of Rhode Island's Smithfield High School (read more here).

While many companies are pushing technology-solutions, researchers suggest that teaching students "digital citizenship" is a better way to go. Several states—such as Connecticut, Maine, Utah, and Washington—have passed bills promoting lessons to help with these issues. We are happy to be able to offer such lessons through Cyber Civics.


From: https://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2018/04/18/on-social-media-principals-fight-losing-battle.html

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