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October 20th, 2010
07:32 AM ET

Teachers fired for friending students on Facebook

Where should we legally draw the line when it comes to students and teachers interacting on Facebook? This morning, Paul Callan of Seton Hall University explains when teachers could be overstepping their boundaries with social media.

Want to know more about teachers who were fired for messaging students on Facebook? Check out this related NYPost article: “Teachers fired for flirting on Facebook with students.”


Filed under: Education • Facebook • Media
soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. teldra minor

    wat is wrong with dese teachers &&they say dat were the bad ones

    October 21, 2010 at 12:01 pm |
  2. eddie rivera

    I believe there is a double standard between male and female teachers,if a male teacher friends a female student he's a dirty old man,if a female teacher friends a male student he's the luckiest kid on the planet....what's gives?

    October 20, 2010 at 11:24 pm |
  3. Aft

    Laws need to be formulated to prevent these predators from moving on to other schools. Until recently it was not “illegal” in Vermont for a teacher to have sex with a student. The teacher could have their license revoked (or they could surrender it) but that was the only recourse the state had. After surrendering the license the state had no further recourse, no criminal charges could be brought. Some of these teachers have gone on to work in another state or at a private schools where a teaching license or credential is not required (there is a teacher that surrendered his license teaching at my child's school now!).

    October 20, 2010 at 11:56 am |