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School Districts Set Guidelines On Teachers’ Social Networking

Recent stories of teachers calling their students “future criminals,” “germ bags,” or saying they “hate their guts” over Facebook have grabbed media headlines. With a rising trend of teacher firings and suspensions due to inappropriate onlin…

Recent stories of teachers calling their students “future criminals,” “germ bags,” or saying they “hate their guts” over Facebook have grabbed media headlines. With a rising trend of teacher firings and suspensions due to inappropriate online behavior, school districts are now beginning to establish guidelines on what teachers can and can’t do on social networking sites.

Such policies are already being debated by board members and committees in Virginia, Connecticut, Alabama, Florida and Illinois.

According to Central Florida News, teachers in Lake County are being urged to monitor their online activity or risk losing their jobs.

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