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Teacher's aide suspended for refusing to let school look at her Facebook page
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 4-2-12 | Christine Show

Posted on 04/02/2012 5:27:43 AM PDT by rawhide

A teacher's aide was suspended after she refused to let the school district she worked access her Facebook profile. Officials at the Frank Squires Elementary School in Cassopolis, Michigan insisted they check Kimberly Hester's account last year after she posted a picture of a co-worker wearing pants around the ankles and a pair of shoes. The woman is trying to take legal action against the school now that she has been put on unpaid leave.

She told WSBT-TV: 'I did nothing wrong. And I would not, still to this day, let them in my Facebook. And I don't think it's OK for an employer to ask you.' She went on to say: 'I have the right to privacy.' A parent who Facebook friends with Hester alerted the school about the picture.

That is when Robert Colby, superintendent of the Lewis Cass Intermediate School District, asked Hester to see her personal page on the social-networking site. Ms Hester said of the encounter: 'He asked me three times if he could view my Facebook and I repeatedly said I was not OK with that.' The district put her on paid administrative leave after she refused to provide Mr Colby access to her account. The school later suspended her and stopped paying her.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: cassopolis; facebook; michigan; password; teacher
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1 posted on 04/02/2012 5:27:54 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: cripplecreek

pingie


2 posted on 04/02/2012 5:33:49 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: rawhide

Uncle Obama wants to know everything about us also. His little army of convicts and federal thugs continue to gather all the info they can on us.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 5:35:32 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: RetiredArmy
It's not just uncle Obama. It's business, too. It's "institutional thinking", if there is such a thing. Its the rule of the mindless mob.

Enjoy!

4 posted on 04/02/2012 5:38:29 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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To: rawhide

Get OFF Twitter, LinkedIn & Facebook pages! They’re data-mining engines. Here’s how to to delete Facebook permanently:

http://www.wikihow.com/Permanently-Delete-a-Facebook-Account


5 posted on 04/02/2012 5:38:41 AM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: rawhide

Good for her. Better for me - I don’t do FB at all.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 5:39:05 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: rawhide

The problem with this is three fold:
* Personal pages versus private pages mean that the page they look at may not be the one in the complaint.
* They may decide something based on a Facebook page of someone else.
* If the person had her pants around her ankles in public, it may not be the fault of the person who posted the picture but the person who put themselves in a compromising position. (If you don’t want pictures of yourself doing drunk stupid stuff on the web, don’t get drunk enough in public to do stupid stuff.)


7 posted on 04/02/2012 5:39:32 AM PDT by tbw2
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To: rawhide

“And I would not, still to this day, let them in my Facebook. And I don’t think it’s OK for an employer to ask you.’ She went on to say: ‘I have the right to privacy.”

Good for her!


8 posted on 04/02/2012 5:39:58 AM PDT by G Larry (We are NOT obliged to carry the snake in our pocket and then dismiss the bites as natural behavior.)
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To: rawhide
It's a violation of your user agreement to relinquish your password to any third party.

Anyone demanding passwords to FB or any other private accounts should be sued.

9 posted on 04/02/2012 5:41:00 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: the invisib1e hand

It is spelled: One World Government. Right around the corner. The Bible predicted it. It is coming forth.


10 posted on 04/02/2012 5:42:24 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: rawhide

Setting aside the issue of how stupid it is to post things on FB that you wouldn’t want certain people to see, the idea of an employer demanding to have access to a personal site is outlandish. It’s the equivalent of their requiring access to your gmail account.

That said, the media is not writing these stories well. The impression in many instances is that employers are asking for passwords. That would be ridiculous; they want to view the pages. I have yet to see one company named that has asked for login information, but that doesn’t stop the media from reporting it as an emerging phenomenon.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 5:43:07 AM PDT by Mr. Bird
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To: rawhide

That’s why you create dummy accounts.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 5:44:54 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: rawhide

I think employers have figured out that accessing applicants’ and employees’ Facebook accounts is a back door to acquire information that is illegal to request on an application. You can’t ask a person’s age, gender, race, etc., on an official application, but most of that info is shared freely on social networks. Demanding access is stunningly illegal for this reason alone

(Most applications have a section asking for some of that info for diversity reporting, but filling it out is optional.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 5:45:20 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Don't blame me; I voted for the American.)
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To: carriage_hill

bump for later


14 posted on 04/02/2012 5:46:31 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: RetiredArmy
And before very long, he will begin using the info against us.

Just as every Socialists in recorded history has done, the first group to be eliminated by obama will be the fools that put him power. How he will go about doing this, I cannot say. But I do know that as sure as Monday follows Sunday that he will. He actually hates and distrusts them more than he does us.

15 posted on 04/02/2012 5:50:13 AM PDT by sport
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To: RetiredArmy

I do believe the ultimate secular authority will be manifest more as a Facebook-like entity — popular, then ubiquitous, then, before you know it, inescapable; offering perks then rationing necessities — at least in its early stages. And I agree that it is here. It’s just a matter of degree now.


16 posted on 04/02/2012 5:50:13 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand
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17 posted on 04/02/2012 5:50:23 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: RetiredArmy
Uncle 0bama wants to know everything about us also. His little army of convicts and federal thugs continue to gather all the info they can on us.

Good, they can add this image to my file AGAIN:
"Hey Zero? KMA, ya Kenyan Turd!"

18 posted on 04/02/2012 5:50:29 AM PDT by mkjessup (0bama squats to pee.)
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To: rawhide

Why do people post stupid things?


19 posted on 04/02/2012 5:51:04 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: the invisib1e hand

“It’s “institutional thinking”, if there is such a thing. Its the rule of the mindless mob.”

It’s THE LIABILITY ATTORNEYS...
Risk management departments want this because it can show mental state, and risk.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 5:51:17 AM PDT by tcrlaf (Election 2012: THE RAPTURE OF THE DEMOCRATS)
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