I have read this blog post which I find a bit inspiring, more so because I just replied to one of the comments in one post about this same matter. The online environment is fantastic – or is it? Online we cannot see who we are talking to. Even if we know the person in real life, it seems that online people’s personalities take on different shades of color. Some say the true personality emerges in the online environment because people’s inhibitions seem to unfold and it becomes somewhat easier to express one’s views and opinions. Sometimes it’s too easy to express one’s views and opinions. And this is an important skill which we, as Educators, is important to impart to our students – those people who face us in a classroom. It’s useless being scared of using Facebook with students. It’s useless because they will still use it themselves. On the other hand it’s good if we help them use Facebook responsibly – to be able to share information in a good way. The blog post here presents a metaphor between Facebook and the story Lord of the Flies. In the latter, a group of boys, left in isolation by all adults turn to severe aggression and violent behavior. The ordinary lives of young humans is catapulted into a complete chaos as they try to survive – with disastrous results. In the blog the author wonders if by leaving our young people alone in the online environment we might in reality trigger behavior that might cause more harm more than good. The classic motto “If you can’t beat them join them” might not be too far off the mark in this case.