Teachers and Students Should Be Friends With Each Other on Social Media
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Saying that a teacher and student should not have contact through means such as social media that acts as a hyper-email system is entirely unreasonable in the same way that saying a student and a teacher should not have any kind of contact outside the classroom in unreasonable. Simply having contact with the person does not mean that, by default, that person is boning you and if you really want to get rid of anything that could lead to that, get rid of schools altogether.
While the students are still in school, teachers need to keep things professional. After the students have graduated, well that's something completely different and is up to the teachers and kids to decide if they want to become friends and share that kind of stuff with each other.
Let's say something like this was implemented, what happens if a teacher messages a student on facebook about a homework assignment? They aren't allowed to have even that kind of contact under your policy. So why not? Why, if it's fine in any other setting, can they not on what is simply another means of interaction.
Honestly your arguments hold no logical basis when you consider that you turn around and say that it's alright on anything else that holds the same capabilities.
I could make the argument that email is even more dangerous considering that places such as facebook have regulations that email doesn't, so you're saying it's okay for them to use the more dangerous platform but not the safer one.
You shouldn't have to go on Facebook to see a homework assignment. Again, the school's email that they set up for the teacher is for that, not Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snap Chat, and whatever else is out there.
My argument holds very valid reasons. How long have you been in school? Or out of school? Because obviously you missed that the teachers have emails in which to contact the student. This creates a safe place for the teachers and the students to talk to one another because it is monitored......unlike so many Facebook messages. Therefore, your 'platform' is actually the more dangerous one. The principals are not allowed to get into another persons Facebook even if they think that something wrong is going on. It is against the law. However, they can go onto the email that is set up for the teachers. The safer environment and contacting policy, is obviously the one where it is legal to check up to make sure that the teachers and students are not over stepping their boundaries.
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