A new jersey teacher posted comments on facebook against a gay history exhibit at her school another teacher could lose her job for a post in which she called her students future criminals. Should teachers and students be facebook friends there has recently been much legal wrangling over the issue of communication between teachers and students via social media sites, in particular on facebook. 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. Students often admire their teachers and teens also want to be grown up facebook is more similar, socially, to a peer relationship, so it elevates the student's sense of their equality with a. Can teachers and students be friends by middleweb published 11/17/2013 reviewer julie dermody gave high marks to a 2013 e-book from larry ferlazzo and edweek, classroom management q &as: expert strategies for teaching.
The blockbuster movie the social network showed us how websites such as facebook have transformed how we communicate more people are engaging in social networking, but there is a population. Why parents and teachers shouldn't be friends on facebook sure, you want to be friendly with your child's teacher, but should you friend them on facebook not so fast, experts warn: better to keep this relationship on a professional level. To friend the teacher or not to friend the teacher, that is the question the school year is right around the corner and the safety of all children is on the forefront of our minds we think its time for all parents to think about boundaries between students and their teachers teachers are in the. Even on facebook itself, a group named teachers need to get the hell off facebook has formed for students peeved about schools patrolling for cyber-bullying teachers have created their own.
So some school districts are trying to get a leg up on social media in schools, drawing up policies that outline what teachers can say and whether they can friend their students onlinebut the. Tags: education, facebook, facebook friend with parents, facebook friend with students, facebook friends with teachers, friend a teacher on facebook, jill schulman-riemer, parents and teachers should not be facebook friends, parents friending teachers and teachers friending parents, social media, teachers and parents should keep their distance outside of the classroom. Social media is blurring the student/teacher relationship of all the things you should never do, sending a video of yourself masturbating to your students is pretty high on the list a 57-year.
I agree that teachers should not be friends with students on facebook your suggestion that there are other resources available that allow for an academic relationship between teacher and student provide the connection and limit the networks to those that exist within a particular program. Specifically, the objectives of this research are: a to explore current trends in student-teacher communication via facebook b to understand students’ perception of facebook-user vs non-user teachers c to identify issues regarding student-teacher relationships on facebook and their effect on student-teacher relationships face to face, and. Facebook’s innovative website features allow anyone to express their most inner thoughts, but in the process social networks can blur the line of what is appropriate in a teacher-student. Facebook has opened up a whole new question of privacy for your student a teacher was recently reprimanded for posting pictures on facebook of her students with their mouths duct taped and a.
Teacher-student friendships can help extend classroom editorial - facebook not appropriate for students, teachers, but alternatives possible star news online star news online august 5th, 2011 : the policy could strip teachers of the ability to set up a social media site that works as an extension of the classroom. Teachers have been told not to add their pupils as facebook friends amid renewed warning to keep their personal and private lives separate an internet security expert told the national union of. There seems to be one irrefutable rule about social media in schools: teachers and students should never, never be facebook friends but, in the ever-changing world of electronic media, educators. If students and teachers are facebook friends, students will be able to ask doubts any time and get clarified based on the availability of the staff online if the topics and dates of submission for assignments are posted on facebook, it would be convenient for both the staff and the student.
Transcript of is it appropriate for students and teachers to be friends on facebook is a social media network, a place where a teacher wears many hats we are not even talking about impropriety here, we are talking about common sense privacy and professional boundaries is it appropriate for students and teachers to be friends on. One of these questions is whether or not it is appropriate for teachers and students to be friends on social media platforms like facebook people of every age have facebook accounts nowadays. In the virtual world, the definition of a student-teacher relationship is hazy, particularly on social networks like facebook and myspace, where adults and teens share the same forums to connect and keep in touch with friends, classmates, relatives, and co-workers. Should schools regulate or ban communications between teachers and students by cellphone, facebook or e-mail jennifer preston, a times reporter, found districts in new york state and across the country scrambling to create a social media policy in the wake of a few inappropriate relationships that included electronic communications.
Since a teacher would be an adult, there may be postings from friends on their facebook page, which would not be age appropriate content for their students to be reading or viewing expectations a student who has a teacher as a facebook friend may expect special treatment from that teacher. But as teachers like kupfer increasingly are connecting with their students online, school districts are working to define appropriate ways for teachers and students to communicate outside the. I think it is fine for teachers and students to be friends on social networks i think they should be allowed because it is a nice and easy way to communicate with one another, especially if a students needs help with certain academic work.