Missouri bans Teacher/Student Facebook Friendship

August 7, 2011  |  

Missouri takes a stand on teacher/student relationship outside of the classroom with a new state law that limits teachers contact with students on social networks.

The law births from investigations involving Missouri teachers who lost their licensees because of sexual misconduct, some of which involved exchanging explicit online messages with students.

The law takes effect Aug 28th and will require local school districts to create written policies that outline “appropriate use of electronic media such as text messaging and internet sites such as Facebook, Twitter and Myspace. Read full story here…

Are you in favor of this ban? Do you think teachers/students should even be “friends”?

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