The Trenton, N.J., school board has adopted a new social media policy for teachers and other school staff that establish a set of professional guidelines for using sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Among other things, the rules prohibit teachers from "friending" current students and restrict online conversations to those about school and learning. "Schools are really seeing the first generation of teachers being hired who grew up with social network," said New Jersey School Board Association spokesman Mike Yaple.

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