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December 27, 2010

Schools discuss social media

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By Marjorie Hernandez, Ventura County Star

Some school districts in Ventura County are looking at revising their technology policies to include guidelines for social networking sites used by teachers, staff members and students. For the past few weeks, a committee of technology experts from eight local school districts and the county Office of Education have worked to finish a draft policy for employees in the county office. The new policy addresses the sometimes gray area of personal and private use of websites like Facebook and MySpace. The committee is also working on a similar policy for students, which could be presented to county trustees before the end of the school year. “We want to encourage the use of technology, but we want to do it in an environment to teach students digital citizenship,” said Stephen Carr, the Office of Education’s information technology director. “The goal is to teach them the idea of using these tools in a responsible and ethical manner.”

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