PARK RIDGE, Ill. (WLS) -- Administrators at Maine Township School District 207 are taking steps to limit students use of social media while in class.
As of Wednesday, the district is blocking devices that are using the school Wi-Fi connection from access to social media app.
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The blocked sites include TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, BeReal and Discord. Officials said other social media sites could be added later.
The district told parents the goal is to remove distractions for students while they are at school.
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Devices that connect to the internet outside of the district's student accessible networks, like cellular networks, will still be able to access social media, school officials said. However, they are asking parents to encourage their students to not go on the platforms while at school.