There are status updates with people saying, "If I didn't have a Facebook, my grades would be so much better than they are now." That coming from a person who knows what is important in life, but he just doesn't know how to control the urge to check his status.
The problem with Facebook is it grabs your attention immediately by offering all these interesting apps that allow you to play games, upload information or share info with friends. Something needs to be done.
I encourage a group to be formed that would monitor accounts and teach students how to control the time they spend on a daily basis on Facebook. Would that become an invasion of one's privacy? Maybe.
It's a hard question to answer since, many times people deactivate their accounts for a short period of time but eventually come back to them. I have deactivated my Facebook account, but have found myself reactivating it hours later. I hope they eventually put an age restriction on the site, because the grade school kids should not be viewing the social comments of so many high school- and college-age students. Facebook today…who knows what sites will intrigue us tomorrow.
School postings not a good sign
Schools are public institutions, paid for by the public, supported by the public. The "HBHS Players Only — Keep Off" signs at Huntington Beach High School are so incredibly anti-public and so incredibly anti-local people that they are offensive. In fact, I would think they are offensive to the students who attend Huntington Beach High and are not Huntington Beach High players.