Vital moral question: should a teacher have pupils as friends on Facebook?

3 September 2008

I don’t really take Facebook seriously, but increasingly as I mindlessly click on people to be my friends, being confronted with some pupils I teach, I click them in thinking: friend’ on Facebook doesn’t mean ‘friend’ in real life. It’s just a label for someone you don’t mind snooping over your silly Facebook page. I never post anything outrageous on it. However, it does leave my ‘wall’ vulnerable to silly comments. However, I think: better out than in. I can easily delete the stupid messages and it’s useful to know who the idiots are.’

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