Social networking sites are an increasingly popular way for people to communicate and stay in touch. And that includes teachers and students.
But one school district says teachers can no longer befriend students on such sites, out of concern of possible inappropriate comments or content.
That policy in Pender County has other schools systems examining their social networking policies.
Though other schools have not yet followed suit, some have looked into it, like Carteret County Schools. They are planning to look closer at their policies.
Carteret and Onslow County Schools say they would not be surprised if the North Carolina School Board Association would recommend the same thing for all schools that is now in effect in Pender County.