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Friday, March 20, 2015

Task force to tackle social media in schools

Worcester County Schools Superintendent Jerry Wilson has put together a task force designed to inform students on how to properly use social media.

“As a school system, one of our missions has always been to prepare students to be productive citizens,” said Wilson. “In order for our focus on citizenship to be relevant in the 21st century, citizenship has to include expectations around the tools that our students are using. Students use social media in their daily lives so it makes sense that we would move forward with helping to teach students cyber-civility or digital etiquette.”

The task force includes five Worcester assistant principals from all grade levels and schools in the county, who will work together to develop strategies that will inform students about appropriate behavior on social media and how to use these sites to be productive in society.



Anonymous said...

the only way this is effective is to let the kids teach it

Chuck Adams said...

This would be a good idea if they actually brought in a Social Media expert instead of having staff members teach it.

Anonymous said...

Really How about teaching the basics so every one can read and write!

Anonymous said...

I am sure the kids know far more than the staff do, what a WASTE of time and taxpayer money.