NEW YORK (AP) -- Should students and teachers ever be friends on Facebook?
The nation's largest school system is preparing to release social media guidelines for teachers. It's feeding a discussion about how to balance risks of inappropriate contact with social media benefits.
Three city school staffers were fired in 2010 over inappropriate dealings with students on Facebook. Investigators said one teacher friended several female students and wrote comments like "this is sexy" under their photos.
Some teachers say social media can be a vital resource if used right. One New York City teacher says "the old methods of engaging our students and our parents are starting to die."
Districts in Georgia, Florida, Massachusetts and Missouri have also wrestled with the issue.
KKTV firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKTV 11 News.
If you believe that any of the comments on our site are inappropriate or offensive, please tell us by clicking “Report Abuse” and answering the questions that follow. We will review any reported comments promptly.powered by Disqus