Trust them not to be immediately do evil and cause administrative problems?
Well, yes, and according to this New York Times report, , their socializing on-line is EXACTLY the preparation they will need in order to sharpen up their needed 21st c. skills.
…[our young people’s] participation [in online communities–myspace, etc.–] is giving them the technological skills and literacy they need to succeed in the contemporary world. They’re learning how to get along with others, how to manage a public identity
Wow. Who knew? And you thought they were just wasting time!
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