Suburban School Shelves Limits On Social Networking

MINOOKA, Ill. (WBBM) – The school board in a far southwest suburb has shelved plans to put limits on social networking.

School officials in Minooka were weighing a policy dealing not only with web sites such as Facebook and MySpace, but use of smart phones and tablet computers. The aim was to protect students and employees from inappropriate conduct.

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So far, officials say, there have been no problems. The Daily Herald quotes Minooka School Superintendent Jim Colyott as saying there’s a fear of adopting social networking policy because, in his words, ‘We can’t control social networking’.

Colyott says that could come down the road.

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  • Roberta Waker

    Sure, let our kids stay on social networking sites while in school; they really don’t need to learn how to speak, read, write, do math without a computer, or socialize anymore, do they? The statement “we can’t control social networking” says it all because we can’t control our children either. Schools and parents had better wake up because we are raising a bunch of illiterates that will work menial jobs for low wages while better educated foreign students will become doctors, CEOs, etc. We will reap what we sow.

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