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The New York City Department of Education issued its first guidelines for how teachers should navigate social media following a rise in the number of complaints involving school employees who inappropriately contact students through Facebook, texting and email.
Terry’s principal, Philip Weinberg, calls the guidelines common sense.
“As an old English teacher, even the language of that kind of interaction is problematic,” he says. “We know that we’re not our students’ friends as much as we love them and care about them in genuine ways. We need to establish specific boundaries about the kinds of interactions we have with young people.”
The school I’m going to does not have any policies on social networking and students. When I interviewed the cheerleading coach told me that she is friends with a lot of the kids on Facebook.
What are the reasons for a public school teacher to be friends with your students?