SAN DIEGO – With technology increasingly becoming a part of the classroom, the current problems at Mar Vista High School are raising questions about how students and teachers interact on social media.
According to the California Department of Education, there is no one size fits all when it comes to technology and ethics in education.
A 2015 Pew research report noted that 92 percent of teens report going online daily and 24 percent say they go online almost constantly.
Local education associations tell Team 10 they advise educators to be very careful when using social media.
On the California Teachers Association website there’s an article titled “Legal Advice on using social media,” which explaining a few best practices and precautions to keep in mind.
Some San Diego County school districts are also creating their own policies and guidelines for communication between students and teachers. The Escondido Union High School District created a social media policy for students, parents and teachers.
Both San Diego Unified and Oceanside tell Team 10 they have technology policies and guidelines detailing how communication should be handled on school networks.
The National Education Association also pushes out information to educators on the topic. Click here for more information.