Your Turn: Schools regulating social media?
The Hayfield School District is implementing a new policy that will penalize student athletes, musicians and other participants in extra-curricular activities if they use social media in inappropriate ways, such as criticizing coaches or teachers or harassing teammates or fellow students. Content that is sexual or related to the use of drugs or alcohol also would violate this policy. Penalties would include suspensions from athletic teams and other extra-curricular activities.
What's your take? Is this a policy that other schools in southeastern Minnesota should adopt? Or has Hayfield overreached its authority and intruded too deeply into students' media-driven lives?
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