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Weymouth school board bans online friendships between students and teachers
Wicked Local ^ | 12/20/10 | Ed Baker

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 today’s day and age, we have to,” she said. “I support the policy. I don’t 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 district’s 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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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; naughtyteacherslist; online; school; sexualizingchildren; statutoryrape; students; teachers
The policy prohibits teachers from posting items with sexual content online or messages that advocate drug or alcohol use.

This is gonna piss 'em off.

1 posted on 12/20/2010 11:57:34 AM PST by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Censorship!!! CENSORSHIP!!!


2 posted on 12/20/2010 12:01:42 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (oy. Again I say, oy.)
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To: Libloather

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.


3 posted on 12/20/2010 12:04:12 PM PST by Responsibility2nd (Yes, as a matter of fact, what you do in your bedroom IS my business.)
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To: Libloather; wagglebee
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.

The policy is meant to protect the SCHOOL DISTRICT from possible legal liablitites. The fox is in the hen house.

4 posted on 12/20/2010 12:09:41 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The establishment clause isn't just against my OWN government establishing state religion in America)
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To: a fool in paradise

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.


5 posted on 12/20/2010 3:30:51 PM PST by willyd (Tree planting is a zero sum game unless you find the seed on the sidewalk ;-))
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