Should Teachers have a Facebook Page?

I enjoyed reading Charlotte McNeill’s blog post about the benefits of social networking for teachers to gain resources which can be accessed at
This post got me thinking about teacher’s privacy and whether or not teachers should use social networking with their students and should they friend their students. It has been said that Facebook can allow teachers a real insight into their students which can assist them understanding them more. It allows them greater access to their students as a majority of students are using social networking. If we are to ban students from using Facebook are we limiting them from learning the skills that they will need in the future? It has been suggested for teacher’s privacy to maybe set up two accounts- one professional and one private. Teachers must use the privacy settings to protect themselves. I read a great article relating to this issue which I hope you find just as interesting.


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