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Nkomo Morris, a teacher at Brooklyn’s Art and Media High School, works on her classroom computer Wednesday in New York. Morris, who teaches English and journalism, said she has about 50 current and former students as Facebook friends. That could be a problem if the new rules instruct teachers not to friend students.

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Should teachers and students be Facebook friends?

Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook? School districts across the country, including the nation’s largest, are weighing that question as they seek to balance the risks of inappropriate contact with the academic benefits of social networking.

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