Schools must actively work to educate students on social media and online identity


online-identityHere in our local district, our students know a little something about birthing a global phenomenon. Earlier this year, on a snowy January day, Fairfax County Public schools stayed open while many other area schools were closed or delayed. Students took to Twitter to express their disappointment and the world took notice. At one point, the hashtag #CloseFCPS was briefly the number two trending topic worldwide.

It is clear that students understand the power of social media. But are students making...

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