What do you think about teachers being friends with students on facebook?
I've recently become friends on Facebook with my physics teacher and my mum isn't happy about that. She wants me to unfriend him because it's unprofessional and it's not a teachers job to be the students friend. However, and I've explained this to my mum but she won't listen, that he's my go to guy. He's my unofficial councillor, I’ve had a lot of things happen to me lately and I just need to vent. I've had the stress of exams, family problems and my ex girlfriend tried to kill herself over the weekend so I just needed someone to talk to, and I can talk to him. He's one of few people I feel comfortable enough with to open up about these things and just about anything and it's been a big help to me. And today after venting about my ex, he suggested that we become friends on Facebook so if something comes up, I don't need to wait for school and I can just message him when need be. And I thought this was a great idea so I added him but my mum saw this and has given me a lecture about student/teacher friendships and has told me to unfriend him. Now I’m not going to do that but what do you guys think? Who do you side with on this one, me or my mum?
Asked By: Jacob - 3/11/2013
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
It's actually banned in my school districts teachers cannot connect with students via social media websites (facebook, Twitter, instagram, etc). Once a student graduates, or if the student switches schools or something, then a teacher is allowed to be "friends" with the student. Otherwise, it's big trouble for both... More
Answered By: Que sera, sera. - 3/11/2013
Additional Answers (5)
It's very wrong, he should know better He can get fired for this
Answered By: Lirpa1 - 3/11/2013
Personally, I'm on your side. I used to have my IT teacher added on facebook (actually a lot of the students in my class did) and it was a great help for my exams. I wasn't close or comfortable enough to discuss anything personal, but knowing she was available if any of us had any issues was nice. My mom can also be... More
Answered By: ME - 3/11/2013
I feel it's perfectly fine! Most of the teachers will friend you as long as you won't cuss at my school. If you feel that your teacher is one of the only people you can talk to, go ahead. It's much better than hurting yourself or worse!
Answered By: Tiffany - 3/11/2013
Completely inappropriate. A teacher can be friendly but he shouldn't be your friend.
Answered By: STEPHEN - 3/11/2013
In our school teachers are not allowed to add students to their personal FB accounts and Yahoo Messenger. But they may create a special account for school purposes only. Student may only add their teachers personal account when they have graduated from the school... More
Answered By: Phil Kamen - 3/11/2013
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.