She also states: "The online survey of 1,277 9- to 17-year-olds found that 50 percent said they talk specifically about their schoolwork when they text-message by cellphone, or use their computers to instant-message, blog, or visit social-connection sites such as Facebook. Nearly six in 10 said they discuss education-related topics, including college or college planning, careers, and jobs"
Two points are being recommended: 1) Find ways to harness the educational value of social networking, such as setting up chat rooms or online journals that allow students to talk about and collaborate on their classwork, and; 2) Re-evaluate policies that ban or tightly restrict the use of the Internet or social-networking sites at school.
So, for God sake if you have a computer, let these guys learn how to use it! Still they'll be learning something new that very day.