Helping children (and adults) manage social networking

Helping children manage the social technologies challenges many parents and educators. Matt Silverman makes a valuable contribution to the discussion in this Mashable article. His first piece of advice? “Take an active role and do your homework.”

In another post, Tanveer Ali identifies 4 Tips for Integrating Social Media Into The Classroom.

If you’re not confused yet, Anthony Orsini is a New Jersey principal who invited parents to join him in banning their children from all social networking sites.

Above all else, keep the dialogue going. We’re far from understanding everything about the implications of virtual communities as an overlapping dimension to our face-to-face communities.

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