Another teacher who's on Facebook with her school administration's knowledge and approval is Maureen Wanket, the English department chairwoman at Loretto High School in Sacramento, Calif., as well as a freelance writer who has written articles about online networking.
says a responsible adult presence online is a benefit to young people.
is not just for the young set anymore, and it has to make the kids behave better knowing that adults can see their profiles," she
It's also important that adults are online so they can stay informed with their kids' lives, she
Not doing so is "willful naivete" and makes the Web more of a "shadowy place for our kids."
Tamar Kuyumjian is a senior at Loretto
and a Facebook friend of Wanket's
"I'm just myself online, and it's not like Ms. Wanket
doesn't know me," Kuyumjian says.