There are a couple of things to note about this article. First, Yahoo now lets you instant message the article to another Yahoo member. I've never seen that feature before.
And, until last year, I was unaware of the xanga and myspace. Parents of the teeny bopper set are probably unware of these services, too. I agree, for the most part, with those interviewed in this article who opposed banning blogs and with the idea that it's more important to teach kids how to interact safely with Internet. However, I wonder if schools are nervous about legal issues surrounding blogging activities using school resources. Because schools are really unable to control the online activities of their students, yanking the privilege seems to be the only recourse. I wonder if this ban extends to outside of the school day, and if some particular incident preceded this.