You may wonder how the Facebook for Educators guide came about…
A few months ago, Facebook recognized that a guide such as this was needed and they approached me to write it. I accepted the offer on the condition that I could freely write what I felt that you, as an educator, needed to know without filtering or restrictions from Facebook. Facebook saw the value of a candid third party opinion and agreed.
Why did Facebook ask me? Well, I have written two books about Facebook for parents, and I teach parents, students and educators about Facebook all over the U.S. But most importantly… I am the mom of eight children, ages 12 – 27 (and yes – I gave birth to every one of them!). I know first hand how Facebook impacts families, kids, and education.
In accepting Facebook’s invitation, I brought in two other experts – Derek Baird and BJ Fogg. (yes – we were paid for this project, but we were also allowed to tell the truth exactly as we saw it)
Our commitment to you is to provide an easy way to stay updated as changes occur with Facebook. We created this website to do just that in addition to providing you with even more insights, guidance and resources.
We hope that you will find this site one of your most frequent stops when you are online.
Happy and Safe Friending,