Moderating blog comments

Question: One of our more innovative teachers has started posting student work to a classroom blog, but several parents have expressed concerns about the commenting features. They are concerned students will post offensive comments to the site and upset others in the community. Can something be done to moderate the blog comments, or should we just shut this blog site down?

The IT Guy says:
Moderating blog comment is definitely possible in virtually all common blogging tools. Blogging tools designed for educational uses, like David Warlick’s Blogmeister, have comment moderation enabled by default. Other blogging tools, like the free website Blogger, have comment moderation available as an optional feature. It is always a good idea to use blog comment moderation for educational blogs directly associated with a school organization.

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