[caption id="attachment_97694" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Kimmel Farm Elementary School includes the teaching of social media in its school improvement plan."][/caption]

In a world where three out of four teens have a cell phone, and roughly the same number have used a social networking website, it’s imperative that schools not only develop social media guidelines for their students and staff but also teach students about safe and responsible social media use, said a pair of education leaders.

Steven Anderson, instructional technologist for North Carolina’s Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools (WSFCS), and Sam Walker, a technology facilitator at the...

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