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Posted on March 1, 2021 12:39 am
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yhedyZ
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Many of Mr. Smith's high school students have been adding her on Facebook, although she has not responded to any of the requests. She made a class announcement that she will not accept any friend requests until they graduate and are no longer at the school, is this appropriate?
 
     
     
 
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Posted March 4, 2021 12:17 am

Alana Gray
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I don't believe that adding students on social media is appropriate while they are still in your classroom or underage. There is a thin line between cordial and too close for comfort. In this day and age, social media rules/restrictions should be set into place and broadcasted as soon as possible to students.
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Solution 2
Posted March 5, 2021 11:53 pm

Byhuzy
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Yes, I think this is very appropriate and the best solution in this case. It is definitely not ok to be friends with or interact with students on social media as a teacher, no matter what their age. This could result in possible legal issues, such as a loss of a job, or worse.
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Solution 3
Posted March 8, 2021 3:21 am

nuNyLy
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Yes this is appropriate. When I was in high school I remember one of my high school teachers making the same announcement. It is not appropriate for students to be friends with their teachers, especially them being underage and students and teachers should keep home and school separate as that aspect. After graduation is okay.
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Solution 4
Posted March 3, 2021 7:23 pm

ePaXej
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If a teacher uses their real name the students are going to find them. If their page is public, they will see it. Social Media is a tool that can use in such a positive way. I know teachers who take picture with students at school events and post them (high school). The students are friended to the account as well. This teacher is a school favorite. One the other hand, this teacher has access to the students page if they notice anything different or off. Intervention or reporting a concern about a students to a councilor may help reestablish a student back onto the right path. Student flood social media... why not make a positive impact.
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