Discussion Topic: Teachers on Social Media

The two articles below address the interaction between teachers and students on social networks. Read both articles.  Find and read another article on the same topic.

After reading, use the forum below to discuss the topic. Questions to address include:
                              Should teachers friend students in social media?
                                                     Does the age of the students make a difference in your answer?
                                                     If a teacher friends a student, should the teacher let the student see all his or her postings?
                                                     If a teacher has known the student for many years as a family friend, would that change your answer?
                              Should a school be able to fire a teacher who criticize the school online?
                              What should a teacher do if he or she reads a student's post that makes fun of another student?

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