Skip to comments.Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachers
Posted on 12/20/2010 11:57:31 AM PST by Libloather
Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachers
By Ed Baker
Wicked Local Weymouth
Posted Dec 20, 2010 @ 10:50 AM
Weymouth Teachers will not be allowed to share personal information with students at online social websites like Facebook under a policy unanimously approved by the school committee.
I support the policy, said member Gerald T. Murphy during a Dec. 16 meeting at Weymouth High School. There should be levels of professional boundaries between students and teachers.
Mayor Susan Kay, who serves on the committee, said that the policy is meant to protect teachers from false accusations of misconduct and safeguard students.
"It is unfortunate we have to take up such an issue, but in todays day and age, we have to, she said. I support the policy. I dont see it as restrictive.
The policy prohibits teachers from having a current student as a friend on Facebook or a similar social network website.
All electronic contacts with students should be through the districts computer and telephone system, except in emergency situations, a policy manual states.
School sports coaches are forbidden to send an e-mail message to a player unless they send copies of the same memo to all players.
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This is gonna piss 'em off.
I can’t imagine any teacher being stupid enough to have a Facebook account with all sorts of damaging personal inform....
Scratch that. Yes I can.
The policy is meant to protect the SCHOOL DISTRICT from possible legal liablitites. The fox is in the hen house.
Everything on Facebook is tracked and recorded...it would be a far safer environment to interact with students than in any classroom if they are really serious about this reason.