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Editorial: A well-advised time-out regarding the social media policy

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Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am

We’d like to applaud the Lodi Unified School District trustees for putting a controversial social media policy on hold.

As several students, parents and lawyers pointed out, the initial policy was sloppy and probably unconstitutional.

The board rescinded that policy and is studying other possibilities, all available at the district website.

A smart move was removing the two-tier approach that held atheletes and others involved in extracurricular activities to a higher social media standard.

Even so, we find the multiple versions posted online to be somewhat confusing. How are they the same, and how are they different? Some context here would help. You can review the versions at the district website: www.lodiusd.net.

We’re also not sure the approach needs to be so heavily student-centric. We’ve heard more than one teacher say the documentary “Bully” should be seen by everyone involved in education. It points out quite dramatically that teachers and administrators can set the tone regarding bullying, with more awareness, sensitivity and a willingness to intervene.

And while we continue to commend the board for trying to stop bullying, we also believe some fact-gathering here wouldn’t hurt: What kind of bullying happens in our district, how often, and by whom?

It’s easier to design a solution when you have a clear idea of the problem.

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