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Cast Your Vote:

    • I think it's weird and I would not be okay with it -- Votes: 11
    • I think it's weird but I don't have a problem with it -- Votes: 8
    • I don't think it's weird and would like it -- Votes: 20
    • Other -- Votes: 10
Dovahkiin 1 child; 1 angel baby; Kentucky 16776 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting Amelia Margaret:" You can be and do all those things without being a friend. Being friends with a student is simply unprofessional. ... [snip!] ... to know their students, but they should not have those same expectations from their students which is what a friendship is."


Exactly. I am not sure what is so hard to understand about that.

Severus Snape 2 kids; Tennessee 3550 posts
5th Jul '13

I think it's fine if the child is older, but weird if the child is young. But I also think 6th grade is a little young for a facebook.

user banned 1 child; :), :), United States 5380 posts
5th Jul '13

I'm Facebook friends with some of my teachers from high school. A few wouldn't accept requests until you were out of their class or had graduated. But kids being Facebook friends with their teachers seems weird. I don't know why little kids need to be on Facebook anyway.

draven 5 kids; Florida 724 posts
5th Jul '13

Here it would get you fired. They sent home letter to students last year about this.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
5th Jul '13

I tell all of my students to look me up and friend request me when they are 18 or older. Until then, I will decline all of them as a personal policy.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" I tell all of my students to look me up and friend request me when they are 18 or older. Until then, I will decline all of them as a personal policy."</blockquote>




That is wise.
Kids should understand age-appropriate boundaries.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" I tell all of my students to look me up ... [snip!] ... all of them as a personal policy."</blockquote> That is wise. Kids should understand age-appropriate boundaries."


My kids don't even seem to mind. Granted, they are third graders so they shouldn't even have flippin Facebooks. lol

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" My kids don't even seem to mind. Granted, they are third graders so they shouldn't even have flippin Facebooks. lol"</blockquote>




Lol. Yes, third grade is rather young for much social networking.

Emily Dickinson 18 kids; Indiana 57844 posts
5th Jul '13
Quoting TheNuge:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" My kids don't even seem to mind. Granted, ... [snip!] ... even have flippin Facebooks. lol"</blockquote> Lol. Yes, third grade is rather young for much social networking."


You wouldn't believe what my students know about/are a part of these days. I had a kid come to school after the movie Ted was released and tell me all about it. :shock: I've seen that movie. It is NOT kid friendly.

TheNuge 1 child; Pennsylvania 23132 posts
5th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Emily Dickinson:</b>" You wouldn't believe what my students know about/are a part of these days. I had a kid come to school ... [snip!] ... come to school after the movie Ted was released and tell me all about it. :shock: I've seen that movie. It is NOT kid friendly."</blockquote>




I've been on threads here where moms talk about TV shows and movies that they let their kids watch. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised, but I am. It makes me want to send my child to a smallish private school where I can kinda screen the parents.

Minion 3 kids; ., GA, United States 21802 posts
6th Jul '13

I had some really awesome teachers and I have some on my Facebook, but I don't consider them really friends. Just people I admire and look up to.



They were never out to be my friend in school, but it was obvious they cared about me and wanted me to succeed. But they just stayed after school for a few hours a few times a week with me to help me understand a subject I struggled with. One lived on the same road as me so she would take me home on study days or days I missed the bus. That was it, though.
Another told me if I ever needed a letter of recommendation, to come to him and he will write one for me.



Never was I invited to their houses or given money or a car.
That is very odd and inappropriate. I would be so uncomfortable by that as a student.

Destinite 1 child; 2 angel babies; Paradise, FL, United States 31619 posts
status 6th Jul '13
Quoting Dovahkiin:" As a parent, would you be weirded out if your child was Facebook friends with a previous teacher? One ... [snip!] ... wondering how other parents would feel. Keep in mind, she's a previous student, doesn't go to the school I teach at anymore. "


I think it is totally inappropriate for a 5th grader to have a Facebook, but that's just me. I won't allow my son to have any type of social media until he's 16+.



♥♬♡ 2 kids; Pennsylvania 10385 posts
6th Jul '13

When I had a FB I added a few of my old teachers I liked :) I am sure they enjoyed seeing how well I was doing considering my past.

Subtle As A Hurricane 2 kids; Texas 4131 posts
6th Jul '13

For a child, I think it's weird and possibly not a good idea. Once everyone is an adult and the "kid" out of school, I don't see an issue with it. I'm currently friends with three of my teachers from high school. We didn't become Facebook friends until after I had graduated and turned 18.