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Lodi Unified School District social networking policy draws praise, ire

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Posted: Tuesday, August 6, 2013 12:00 am

It was five months ago that Lodi Unified School District trustees adopted a strict social media policy to help prevent students from making disparaging remarks about students, teachers and other individuals.

However, the policy didn’t go into effect until the first day of school on July 26. Now, it’s created a firestorm within Lodi Unified.

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1 comment:

  • Ted Lauchland posted at 10:12 am on Tue, Aug 6, 2013.

    Ted Lauchland Posts: 261

    I applaud Bear Creek High School at their attempt to teach further expectations to their students of proper conduct especially when the kids are in a position of representing their school. Bullying is never acceptable and if you think about it what was it that some parents did years ago to remedy the situation? Does "Watch Your Mouth" accompanied with a backhand sound familiar? Not for me but I know people who did experience just that. Brutal but affective.

    The one thing that I continue to notice when policies are set in place for schools, companies or what ever entity is that they most often only go half way as in this case.

    It consists of a list of "Don'ts" with no mention what what is generally acceptable in it's place . Expectations cannot exist without the "Do" factor.

    Freedom of speech is never acceptable in it's entirety even with adults and to allow young adults to think that they have that freedom without the responsibility of compassion, respect and a true thorough forethought of that there may be consequences for what they do or say at any time would be irresponsible on our part as parents, teachers or simply adults.

    A second try at the policy is probably in order which could translate as " Yes there is hope for your freedom of thought" for the kids.



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