Classroom Facebook proposal sparks debate
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:23:36 GMT —
An Indiana school district is discussing an issue that many other districts have had to come to grips with: should school teachers be allowed to "friend" students on Facebook?
A board member recently proposed changes to a policy that would let teaches set up classroom Facebook pages -- if they have permission from administrators.
Unlike personal Facebook pages, these pages wouldn't let teachers accept or deny "friends" -- and would be used for communication among teachers, students and parents.
The (Munster) Times (http://bit.ly/15XyuUN ) reports the school superintendent is concerned about the idea, saying the district should take "a strong position" against teachers "friending" students on personal Facebook pages.