A few weeks ago, a school district in Texas suspended a teacher after her students were found using an online chat room to share racist and sexist remarks.
The school district also announced a policy that forbids staff from sharing personal information online.
In this case, the school district is also looking to crack down on the use of social media by students.
Here’s what you need to know.
What is a social media substitute?
A substitute teacher is someone who teaches students online or by video chat, according to the American Academy of Education.
In the classroom, a substitute teacher helps students navigate online communication, while also serving as a mentor and guide to the students.
A substitute teaching position can be a full-time or part-time position.
The position typically requires a high school diploma or GED.
According to the U.S. Department of Education, there are more than 50,000 substitute teachers.
The majority of substitute teachers are women, though there are some male substitutes as well.
A social media assistant, or social media tutor, is someone trained to assist in the online teaching of English, reading, mathematics and science.
A social media aide works with students to help them communicate effectively and understand a language.
Social media assistants can help students with the writing, presentation and reading of English literature.
Social media is one of the most popular and easiest ways for young people to learn new languages.
As of 2016, more than 10 million students used the Internet to learn a foreign language, according the Education Department.
The U.K. had the highest percentage of students using social media in 2016 with 13.7 percent.
A number of social justice movements, including Black Lives Matter, have focused on social media to help students understand and connect with marginalized communities.
The National Black Collegiate Athletic Association says that more than 5 million students in its schools use social media, but that more data is needed.
What are the risks to students and teachers?
The risks are minimal.
Students may find themselves learning from someone who has an academic background in the subject they are trying to learn.
They may also be able to see other students using the same topics or language, or find other sources of information about the subject.
In a study by the National Center for Education Statistics, more students were exposed to anti-Black racism than were to anti.
A student could find information that could be harmful to them.
Teachers should be vigilant in using social networking, especially during school hours, said Stephanie Zeller, a professor of social work at Emory University.
Social workers, psychologists and social workers who are certified as social workers should be trained to intervene in the classroom in cases of bullying, she said.
If a student is using a social networking site, she should be aware of that.
The Department of Health and Human Services has set up a page on the Department of Social Services website that provides information on social networks.