Do not affiliate yourself with your school on a personal profile. It allows people from all corners of the world interact, share information and even make deals without physically meeting each other. This boils down to apathy and poor work ethic. Allowing friendship on social networking gives both parties to much information into the personal lives of each other. I have good relationships with my students and many of their parents, so I'm not at all concerned about people's perceptions.
Those efforts are attempts to fill adult needs, not support student learning. And, when in doubt, it may be more appropriate to communicate in other ways. So, are the politicians over-reacting? Teacher — Student Abuse Cases Of late there has been rising number of cases involving sexual misconduct between teachers and students. Tim Hicks I agree with the teachers in the article. In that regard, it is important to proceed with caution. The internet is only a tool and you can not stop abuse of children by teachers simply by restricting Facebook communication.
As Charlie White from Mashable reported,. Monitor new hires better and let teachers teach. Cases of smuggling of children have been on the rise just because those responsible find it easy to find their targets and use dubious means to lure them. Other professions endure some restriction, but teachers endure a lot more than most. This type of setting is not conducive to maintaining that appropriate teacher-student relationship, and if you have friends from college that like to post stories or pictures of you that you are less than proud of, this environment only gets worse. And with the current generation of young people growing up attached to screens and handsets, it is essential that teaching evolves to keep up with them and keep them engaged — even if that means adapting to use media that pupils are most familiar and comfortable with. Same goes for kids I have coached over the years who may now be in college or grad school.
The Take Away Social media provides an avenue for connecting with students outside of the classic school day paradigm. I will never add my students even after graduation because there is just a line of formality. Nothing wrong with Teacher spending the weekend away, but is it necessary for your sixth grader to know how her teacher spends her weekend? Students want to go on social media with their friends and family. However, you can use social media to support current lessons. Can he not speak on issues that relate to teenagers, a subset that he interacts with daily? In the interest of collecting as many opinions on this topic as possible, I decided to conduct an informal survey with my own group of Facebook friends, many of whom are teachers and coaches at varying levels, middle school through collegiate. Some teachers would like to stay in touch with former students as they move on to high school or college.
Under a policy approved by the school board in Muscogee County, Ga. The old methods of engaging our students and our parents are starting to die. He gives an example of a case where a 31-year-old teacher in Florida was charged of allegedly using Facebook to solicit for sex from over four students. They argue that teacher-student relationship should end when class periods end since communication outside classroom has over recent past been the source of scandals involving teachers and students. Below are some cardinal rules educators must know about using social media. I do not have access to their accounts and I don't want it! Do you delete someone who is being inappropriate? Whether having this level of insight is ideal depends on the situations at hand.
Networking through Facebook is not at all bad but be cautious, I still think there will be conflict of interest. I feel they have all been slaughtered enough. Loyalty is generated through reciprocity—a quid pro quo. Some districts adopted a model policy by the Missouri School Boards Association, decreeing that staff members must use district-approved devices when communicating electronically with students. Every prosperous nation in history inevitably deals with this. But what are the main arguments for and against teachers and students connecting over Facebook? Teachers and students can share an equal interest in local sports teams, for example, trading team updates, re-telling great moments in legendary games, and showing souvenirs to each other. Before we became a teacher, we might have been that same weed smoking student who is in-and-out of trouble trying to friend us in need of advice, or we might have been the kid who had all the money but no parents to talk with so they make poor decisions and decide to friend the teacher with a Facebook account who cares more about the student than county policy.
But a teacher should be willing to help a student in whatever ways necessary using whatever means are within reach. 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. Like all people, rather than look for more ways to restrict them, look for ways to let everyone do what they want as much as possible, while keeping things safe and transparent to all. The fact is the world is changing and teachers have to change with it or be left behind and be viewed as an old, out-of-touch relic of an educator. If a student were to post anything inappropriate than there would be a trusted adult that would see this activity on there account. The school year is right around the corner and the safety of all children are on the forefront of our mind. The reported a rise in the number of complaints of inappropriate contact involving Facebook recently.
Ellen No student-teacher Facebook or other social media relationships. Steve As a teacher, I would like my privacy respected. They should be mentors, role models, and guides for our children. Facebook is social media, a place where a teacher wears many hats. Just Me I'm sorry, I somewhat misspoke. Gaming, video playing and use of YouTube has become popular with the youths and hence the reason they spend most of their times in these social sites.