As a media specialist I increasingly see more and more students using Facebook during the day. It is a blocked site, however, there are ways around it using our district network and the school is pretty open to phone usage. I have the ability to monitor all the student carts on campus and have noticed that the teachers are allowing the kids to use Facebook during class and asking me, What's the big deal?" To me, IT IS A BIG DEAL! Aren't we liable as educators if something were to happen to a student due to the misuse of the application? I have screen shots on my desktop of some pretty inappropriate things happening during the school day. What do other districts do about this? Do any of you have information that I can add to a presentation I am getting together for my staff? I do not feel like the adults are educated in the ways of social media and the ramifications of it in the school setting. Keep in mind that it is NOT being used in an educational manner.
Any experience you have had would be appreciated.