Teaching Teachers About Online Contacts

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    The Virginia Board of Education is trying to teach its teachers about online etiquette and social networking.

    The board has proposed guidelines for teachers to help prevent sexual misconduct and abuse in (and out of) schools. The guidelines range from how to properly converse with students to etiquette for online interactions for sites like Facebook and Twitter, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

    The guidelines were prompted by legislation requiring school boards to address complaints of sexual abuse of students by employees.

    Local school boards will be able to decide whether to adopt the policies.


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