Quick Look: Students Find Ways to Thwart Facebook Bans

Favorite quote in this story:  “Rather than blocking social media in school, we feel it is important to help our students to learn to use social media safely and productively for both personal and academic reasons,” said Phil Kassen, director of the Little Red School House and Elisabeth Irwin High School in Manhattan.

When Thom McKay realized that his son had figured out how to get on the social networking site even though his New Jersey middle school had blocked it, he asked the boy in astonishment how he had done it. "Pretty easy, Dad," his son retorted. "Don't be an idiot.

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