View Poll Results: Should a teacher add a current student to their facebook/myspace

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  • Yea - why not?

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  • No - completely unprofessional

    16 84.21%
  • Depends on if they know each other out of school (but not relatives)

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  1. #11
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    I voted No.

    Why on earth would any teacher consider adding students to their own facebook?? That is very odd for me personally.

    Maybe i am a prude.

    It is not about evidence at all, it is all about moral boundries/responsibilities and respecting a young persons privacy in knowing they are vulnerable and about keeping them safe.

    I have school age volunteers. They are a big responsibility personally. There is no way on earth i would put them in a vulnerable position even if they agreed to a photo let alone facebook!

    They are most certainly an inspiration for me, the younger generation is awesome in so many ways, though my goodness we need to care for them, protect them and keep them safe.

    Nic

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    Oh ok, yes, when put that way, completely understandable

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    Just adding that i will NOT take photos with young volunteers regardless of the fact that this is during time spent with the poundies and there is parent permission.

    There are so many gogeous moments the whole time, though you must also be very well aware of the safety and wellbeing of the younger generation and have great respect for that as well as all they are achieveing personally.

    "There is enough love and concern for animals in every community to overcome the irresposibility of the few"
    Nathan Winograd.

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    I agree, definatley inapropriate, why the hell would a teacher want to socialize with their students....or let them into there private lives....very weird

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    Totally inappropriate and just asking for trouble

  6. #16
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    In most cases it is the student seeking the link with the teacher, not the other way round.

    FB and social networking sites are the way of our youth. We might be frightened by it but this is now their normal day-to-day communication platform. Gen Y and beyond has a complete different view of the world because of technology.
    A pessimist sees the glass as half empty;
    An optimist sees the glass as half full;
    A realist just finishes the damn thing and refills it.

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    Theyre like dogs - no sense of personal space lol

  8. #18
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    I think it's good that a student likes their teacher enough to want to add them on FB etc..BUT...we all know it just shouldn't happen because anything could come out of it, be turned and twisted and all of a sudden, the teacher is in the poo.

  9. #19

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    Nope, not appropriate! Not these days anyway, where little nothings turn into big somethings all the time.

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