The use of Twitter to share news and to congratulate individuals or teams, or to remind of meetings or events has become a part of many educational leaders' work of the day. Many, if not most students and parents are 'on' Twitter. It has become a favored way to communicate quickly and briefly. At first a vehicle for young people to speak to each other in brief terms, it has been swept up by adults and businesses. Its use was welcomed and used for good. The use of social media helped school districts pass school budgets, share information during emergency closings, and announce school events. Then the bullying of others became a pervasive problem on social media. Those in education and parents became alarmed, considering both the moral and legal ramifications of this vehicle, now being used for negative purposes. Read more...

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