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

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    Is it appropriate for a teacher to add current students to their facebook/myspace.

    Just wondering about your thoughts - both as outsiders and as parents.

    I repeatedly tell my kids that they can add me when they graduate or when I leave the school - whichever comes first
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    I think it would be inappropriate and unprofessional.

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    I think it just leaves the door open for sexual harassment suits and inappopriate conduct etc - even if it isn't instigated by the teacher. I also like to keep my private life thus.

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    I think it will only open you up to a whole lot of trouble in more ways than one.
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    I agree with the above comments.
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    It would just be wrong.

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    When I was at school, kids added teachers.
    I mean, its social networking, I dont see anything wrong with it.
    Whats the difference between talking to there face, or sending a comment on there Myspace?

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    As a teacher? I dont want kids in my private life - I share what I do face to face - I need time out. Also who is to say a kid might not add you and then tell their parents that you have been doing something that is "wrong" and then the parent takes it to the principal and you lose your job.

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    Oh right right right, if you dont want them in your private life then of course. Dont accept the 'friend invite'
    As for the telling parents you've been doing 'wrong' things, how could they get any kind of proof and they could say that about ANYONE, not just a teacher.

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    Ok say kid x is on my fb and I post something to a friend of mine - something less than tasteful as we do. They then take a screenshot and they have evidence. Can you see how this could be taken out of context??

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